Telemedicine company selects 125 N. Market for headquarters

From the Wichita Business Journal:

Vigilias Telehealth is establishing its corporate headquarters in the 125 N. Market office building downtown.

The company has signed a lease to occupy a small space — about 400 square feet — on the 14th floor of the building.

Telemedicine allows board-certified physicians to interact with patients in remote locations using videoconferencing equipment and electronic medical records systems. It’s a practice that is gaining popularity as providers work to increase access to health care services, particularly in under served areas.

Those involved with Vigilias say connections to the area prompted the company to establish its home base in Wichita.

“We can locate our technology platform anywhere in the world, but we chose to start in Kansas because several of us have either grown up here or have done our medical training here,” says Dr. Chuck Coffey, a spokesman for Vigilias, a Wichita native who completed his medical residency training with the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita. Already, Vigilias is contracted with 21 hospitals in Kansas, Nebraska and New Mexico along with a similar number of physicians.

Coffey says Vigilias was drawn to 125 N. Market specially because the building offers newly remodeled office suites and flexibility to expand as the company grows. The company intends to extend its services in the coming months to offer employer-based health care.

Istvan Tamas, a regional manager with Weigand-Omega Management Inc., brokered the deal.

This is another component to the ongoing effort to revitalize one of the city’s largest buildings.

Upgrading tenant spaces and commons areas of the building is part of a larger facility improvement plan for Security National (NASDAQ: SNFCA), which has pumped close to $7 million into 125 N. Market since taking over ownership in 2013.

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