PITTSBURG - Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg is pleased to welcome its first baby born in 2017. The beautiful baby boy named Sage Jackson Steffey was born at 12:26 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 3, to Kimberly Stark and Chris Steffey of Pittsburg. Sage weighed in at 8 pounds, 9 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long.

“It’s an honor to take care of Mom and Baby,” Janelle Wade, RN, Director of Women’s Services said. “This is the start of another great year at Via Christi, as we look forward to caring for the future generations of our community.”

Sage Jackson Steffey was delivered by Dr. Dennis Higginbotham.

About Ascension

Ascension (www.ascension.org) is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2015, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Approximately 160,000 associates and 36,000 aligned providers serve in 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia. In addition to healthcare delivery, Ascension subsidiaries provide a variety of services and solutions including physician practice management, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.

About Via Christi Health

Sponsored by Ascension, Via Christi Health (viachristi.org) is the largest provider of healthcare services in Kansas. Via Christi employs approximately 10,000 in its hospitals, senior villages, physician offices and health services. In fiscal year 2015, it provided $82.5 million in community benefit to those it serves, including the poor.