John Paul II Life Center Serves Patients in Accordance with Catholic Teaching


Austin, Texas (March 5, 2013) – Ascension Seton Clinical Enterprise, an operating division of the Ascension Seton, and The John Paul II Life Center will collaborate in providing effective and efficient holistic healthcare services in the Catholic tradition.

“The collaboration focuses on the delivery of quality healthcare services to people of all socio-economic groups, with a special concern for the poor and vulnerable and a respect and compassion for the dignity of human life,” said Mark Hazelwood, President of Ascension Seton Clinical Enterprise. Ascension Seton brings deep healthcare administration experience to the relationship.

“Patients served by our collaboration can expect care that values protection of human life from its very beginning and the dignity of the person with a profound regard for the covenant of marriage and for the family,” said Tim Von Dohlen, President and Co-Founder of The John Paul II Life Center.

The John Paul II Life Center offers patients Natural Procreative Technology (NaProTechnology) – effective medical treatment based on women’s natural cycle for the underlying causes of women’s gynecologic health issues that may result in infertility.

The Vitae Clinic, a part of The John Paul II Life Center, offers NaProTechnology through the services of Dr. Jeremy Kalamarides, DO who has been a student of Dr. Thomas Hilgers, MD. Dr. Hilgers, a tenured professor at Creighton Medical School in Omaha, Neb., and founder of the health science of NaPro Technology, is internationally recognized for his outstanding achievements in the field of natural fertility regulation and reproductive medicine. In 1985, he founded the Pope Paul VI Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction, where he serves as director and senior medical consultant in obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive medicine and surgery.

“We are very excited about this joint effort and look forward to maximizing our collaboration and taking this model across America to develop culture of life medical centers offering NaPro Technology,” said Von Dohlen.