About Catholic Care Center

Catholic Care Center is a not-for-profit Catholic healthcare ministry, we are located on the Catholic Life Center campus at 45th Street north and Woodlawn.

Catholic Care Center was the vision of the late Bishop Emeritus Eugene Gerber who said, “We cannot care for all the seniors of the world, but we can show the world how to care for all seniors.” Bishop Gerber was a visionary who knew that our community was on the threshold of a new day where generations of seniors and retired clergy would be in need of a place to call home in their later years. Not only did he envision a home for them, he saw a true community where they could learn, live, grow, celebrate their faith, and share their gifts and talents.


We owe the beautiful ministry of Catholic Care Center to his legacy and to the legacy of all the outstanding leaders who have worked tirelessly to carry out his vision. As we look toward our thirtieth anniversary, we remember those who helped create this community and we look confidently toward the future and today’s leaders who will continue to know, love, and serve all who join our campus family.

History of Catholic Care Center

1990: Catholic Care Center Long-Term Care, Spiritual Life Center, and Ascension Cemetery all open to create the Catholic Life Campus 


2002: Assisted Living & Memory Care addition opens on west side of campus, the neighborhood design of both residences were the first of their kind in the area.


2006: Shepherd’s Crossing Independent Living community opens to create a new concept in retirement living for the Wichita area.


2008: Meadows, the Long-Term Care memory support residence is built in an addition off the original Special Care Unit. 


2014: Catholic Care Center’s Long Term Care finishes a multiyear renovation which creates smaller neighbor settings in the four living areas and repurposes the original dining hall into a plaza complete with sun porch, bistro, fireside room, and larger activity area.


2016: Shepherd’s Crossing Community Center opens, the center serves as the heart of community life for the over 100 residents of independent living and the many civic groups that hold meetings and functions here.


2017: Post-Acute Care Center (PACC) remodel completed, the update includes more gathering spaces for families and guest plus modernized patient rooms.