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Woodruff Family Conference Center Dedicated at Dignity Health, YRMC West

Benny and Ellen Benson at the newly dedicated Woodruff Family Conference Center, Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Center On December 7th, family and friends of Bob and Margaret Woodruff, together with members of the Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) Foundation (a member of Dignity Health), the YRMC Foundation Board and […]

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Fork in the Road Restaurants Help “Boot Out Cancer” with Support for YRMC’s Breast Care Center

Pictured left to right: David Beasar, The Office Cantina; Mary Mallory, YRMC Foundation Board; Joe Terrinoni, Fork in the Road; Dr. LaNette Smith, YRMC Breast Surgeon; Bill Sonsin, YRMC Foundation Board Secretary/Treasurer; Wendy Price, Fork in the Road; Dave Barrett, YRMC Foundation Board Chair; Krystal Burge, Desert De Oro Foods; Chad […]

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Healthy Conversations Explores a Revolutionary Hip Replacement Surgery

Total hip replacement surgery was so revolutionary in the 1990s that it was coined “the surgery of the century.” Since then, this quality-of-life enhancing procedure has continued to advance. The most recent innovation? A minimally invasive procedure called anterior-approach hip replacement, which appears to offer even greater improvement to the […]

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COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody Treatment (Regeneron) at YRMC

Early treatment for COVID-19 infection with Monoclonal Antibody (MAB)Therapy for high risk patients is available at Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Center. A Physician Order and Appointment are required. What are monoclonal antibodies? Monoclonal antibodies are laboratory-made proteins that mimic your immune system’s ability to fight off harmful viruses. Casirivimab […]

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The Robert Altmanshofer Radiologic Technology Scholarship – Good Work in Our Own Backyard

While most 34-year-olds are busy building a career, paying the bills, and putting a little money away for the future, Robert Altmanshofer is concerned about what his legacy will be, long after he is gone. Altmanshofer is a radiologic technologist at Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) in Prescott, […]

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Free Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment Help from Dignity Health, YRMC

Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) is offering free expert assistance to families and individuals who want health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. During open enrollment 2022, which takes place November 1, 2021 through January 15, 2022, YRMC’s Certified Application Counselors (CACs) will provide assistance by appointment. […]

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Orthopedic Surgeon Brings New Level of Specialization to Yavapai County

Orthopedic surgeon Jason Weisstein, MD, MPH, FACS, has joined Yavapai Regional Medical Group, Orthopedic Surgery, bringing to Yavapai County new, specialized orthopedic surgical expertise and expanding the availability of current, important services. “Dr. Weisstein specializes in joint replacement and limb salvage surgery,” says Ken Boush, Director of Marketing and Communications […]

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7 Years and $40,000 Raised Wrangling Breast Cancer with Prescott Frontier Days

Members of Prescott Frontier Days, Inc., the Prescott Frontier Days Foundation, and the Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) Foundation, a member of Dignity Health, met recently to celebrate the success of this year’s Wrangler® “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” fundraising program to benefit the Breast Care Center at Dignity Health, […]

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Hydration Tips for Marathon Runners

Experts agree that proper hydration is key to a healthy lifestyle. Drinking enough water helps keep our organs functioning as they should, lubricates our joints, helps to deliver nutrients to our bodies and helps prevent infection. It can also help with cognitive functioning and the quality of our sleep. In […]

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Family Medicine Physician Joins Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Group

Jennifer Goddard, MD, recently joined the team at Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Group, Primary Care, in Prescott Valley. Dr. Goddard earned her medical degree from Temple University, College of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Following that, she pursued a residency in Family Medicine from Trident/Medical University of South Carolina in […]

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A Holistic Approach to Alzheimer’s Treatment and Prevention: In the Kitchen with Sam Downing, MD

Chances are, you know or care for someone with Alzheimer’s dementia.  One in nine Americans over age 65 have the disease, and according to the Alzheimer’s Association, that number is growing fast.  Along with memories, Alzheimer’s dementia takes away vibrancy of life and places a large burden on caregivers — […]

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You’ve Got a Clinical Note (from your doctor)

Ask people what they appreciate most about their online patient portal and most will mention the access they have to information from their physicians and other healthcare providers. This information is behind a recently introduced feature on YRMC CareConnect, Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Center’s (YRMC’s) online patient portal. Now, […]

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Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Group Welcomes New Orthopedic Surgeon

Accomplished orthopedic surgeon, Greg S. Keller, MD, FABOS, has joined Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Group (YRMG), Orthopedic Surgery in Prescott. YRMG Orthopedic Surgery is one of 27 primary and specialty medical practices operated by Dignity Health, YRMG throughout the Quad Cities. “Serving the orthopedic surgery needs of people in […]

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Advanced Wound Care at YRMC Welcomes John Payne, MD, FACS

Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Center’s (YRMC’s) Outpatient Wound Care Program includes highly specialized clinicians who utilize evidence-based strategies to develop personalized treatment plans for patients. YRMC is pleased to announce the addition of another talented physician to our Wound Care Program. Welcome John Payne, MD, FACS. With over 40 […]

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We Can Do This

COVID-19 admissions are increasing at Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Center and in nearly every case, over 99 percent, the person admitted was unvaccinated. Whatever we do, we don’t want to lose another life when a simple shot could have saved it. And we don’t want to jeopardize whatever normalcy […]

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Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives: Teaching People to Cook and Eat Well for Life

Earlier this year, I joined a group of physicians, dieticians, public health professionals, chefs, and research scientists who gathered virtually at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Napa Valley, California for the 17th Annual Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives Conference.  For three full days we were treated to intriguing presentations […]

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YRMC Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

Three new board members are joining the Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) Foundation, further strengthening the bridge between YRMC outreach efforts and community health and healing. The Foundation has helped to strengthen such outreach since its conception in 1999. “We are pleased to welcome individuals who are so deeply committed […]

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Apples, Fry Bread and Dignity Health: Present Day Links to Prescott’s Distant Past

Signs of the past are everywhere in Prescott — in beautiful old buildings, apple orchards sprinkled among Ponderosa pines, savory-sweet fry bread served at summer festivals, and even state-of-the art healthcare at Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Center.  We recently stepped back in time at YRMC’s Your Healthy Kitchen, to […]

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Laboratory Draw Centers Resume Normal Operations

On Monday, February 15, Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) resumed normal business operations at each of its three outpatient laboratory draw centers in Prescott and Prescott Valley. YRMC’s outpatient laboratory draw centers provide medical laboratory services to the community, including blood work and other physician-ordered laboratory studies, and […]

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Tips for Living with COPD

While it may be alarming to receive a diagnosis of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), it’s important to educate yourself about the disease and what treatment choices are available to you. Making these decisions as soon as possible is key to improving one’s quality of life. What is COPD? COPD […]

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