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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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Yavapai Regional Medical Center to Pause All Inpatient and Outpatient Elective Procedures at Both Hospital Locations

In response to rising COVID-19 hospitalization rates, Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Center will pause all inpatient and outpatient elective procedures at both hospital locations beginning Monday, December 21. Emergent and urgent procedures will continue at both locations. “This was a difficult decision but one that is necessary due to […]

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Top Orthopedic Surgeon to Lead Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Group, Orthopedic Surgery

Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Group (YRMG) has expanded its network of multispecialty medical practices to include Orthopedic Surgical Services. Francisco Jaume, DO, an accomplished orthopedic surgeon with over 28 years of experience, will serve as Lead Orthopedist for YRMG, Orthopedic Surgical Services (formerly YRMC PhysicianCare). The new Clinic has […]

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Palliative Medicine: It’s About How You Live

In the minds of most, medicine and technology go hand-in-hand. But, for palliative medicine – a medical specialty focused on improving quality of life for people facing life-limiting, chronic, or serious illness – effective communication is the most important tool. “Palliative medicine doesn’t have fancy instruments,” said Ann Curry, MHS, […]

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Yavapai Regional Medical Center to Expand Visitation Restrictions and Pause Some Elective Procedures

In response to rising COVID-19 infection rates throughout the community, Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) has made the difficult decision to expand visitor restrictions beginning Tuesday, November 24. Hospital-based elective procedures that require an inpatient stay will pause beginning Thursday, November 26 through Friday, December 4. Procedures in […]

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Chronic Pain: How to Treat it, Not Just Manage it

Aching, throbbing, excruciating and relentless—chronic pain can be all of those and still difficult to describe for people experiencing it. “I compare chronic pain to a snowball that grows bigger as it rolls downhill,” said Cheryl Van Demark, PT, C-IAYT, Physical Rehabilitation Services, Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC). […]

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World Diabetes Day: A Day of Diabetes Prevention

By Justin Khoa Ma, Pharm.D., Pharmacy, Yavapai Regional Medical Center Did you know that one in two adults with diabetes remain undiagnosed? Multiple factors, such as family history, age, and obesity, increases the risk of diabetes. In 2019, approximately 463 million adults were living with diabetes globally; this is expected […]

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Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Center Complete Affiliation

Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) and Dignity Health have completed an affiliation, uniting two strong healthcare systems that are committed to creating healthier communities by providing accessible, affordable and innovative health services. The affiliation will scale best-in-class clinical services, recruit and retain primary care providers and top medical specialists, and […]

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AzHHA Announces John Amos as New Board Chairman

The Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association (AzHHA) Board of Directors announced John Amos, President and Chief Executive Officer of Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC), as its new Board Chair. The board also voted to approve the addition of three new executives to the board. The AzHHA Board of Directors represents […]

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Dr. William Lockwood Recognized for Excellence

Dr. William Lockwood, Infectious Disease Specialist with YRMC PhysicianCare, is the recipient of the 2020 Excellence in Healthcare Award. The award, presented annually by the Prescott Chamber of Commerce, is given to an individual that has demonstrated excellence in the field of healthcare. Dr. Lockwood has been a source of truth, […]

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Free Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment Help from YRMC

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 2021 – November 1 through December 15, 2020 – YRMC’s Certified Application Counselors (CACs) will provide assistance by appointment. “For years, YRMC has […]

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Carb Counting for Diabetics: A YRMC Healthy Conversations Presentation

Counting carbohydrates is a staple of Yavapai Regional Medical Center’s (YRMC’s) Outpatient Diabetes Self-Management Education Program. During sessions with experts like YRMC’s Wendy Nelson, RDN, people with diabetes learn how to manage their diets, weight and health. In fact, Nelson’s enthusiasm for healthy and delicious foods will no doubt make […]

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YRMC Outpatient Laboratory Ready to Serve Community

On Monday, September 28, Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) opens a new state-of-the-art outpatient laboratory testing center in Prescott Valley. The Outpatient Draw Center at YRMC East will serve Quad Cities residents’ laboratory exam needs, including blood work and other physician-ordered laboratory studies at: 7880 East Florentine Road Prescott Valley, […]

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Swallowing Issues and Aging: What You Should Consider

If you’re experiencing difficulty swallowing, mealtime or even taking a drink of water can be an unpleasant experience. You may even be avoiding your medications because they’re difficult to swallow. “Problems with swallowing should not be underestimated,” said Courtney Brimm, MS, CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist, Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC). “It’s […]

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Tips for Transitioning to a Plant-Based Diet from YRMC Nutritionist Danyelle Schott

What’s the easiest way to ensure you’re getting the nutrients you need from a plant-based diet? “Enjoy the rainbow,” said Danyelle Schott, Certified Nutritionist and Certified Personal Trainer at Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC). “The more colors – like red apples, orange peppers, green kale and purple grapes – the […]

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Learn from Your Laptop (or other device) with YRMC’s Healthy Conversations

There are lots of Healthy Conversations on the horizon thanks to Yavapai Regional Medical Center’s (YRMC’s) new virtual speakers bureau, which launches July 15 on YRMC HealthConnect. “This is a new era in how people will participate in and access YRMC’s high-quality health education presentations,” said Ken Boush, YRMC’s Director […]

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Four Reasons to Choose Prostate MRI

June is Men’s Health Month, the ideal time to highlight prostate Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). This is an important advancement to how physicians diagnose conditions of the prostate—the walnut-sized gland below the bladder in men. And that’s good news for men throughout Yavapai County. “Prostate MRI can prevent some biopsies […]

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A Wake-Up Call for Your Leg Health

When it comes to lesions of the lower leg, many people take a wait-and-see-approach to seeking treatment. Yet, venous leg ulcers (VLUs) – which account for 70 to 90 percent of ulcers found on the lower legs – can quickly become painful and dangerous to your health. This is why […]

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Your Best Fitness Program Ever

What do you want from a fitness program? A healthy heart … an amazing core … some fun … and a routine that keeps you motivated? That’s a lot to expect from one fitness program. But it is possible, especially if you follow the advice of Jill Potter, RN, ACSM-CEP, […]

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Yavapai Regional Medical Center and Dignity Health Explore Possible Collaboration

Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) and Dignity Health are currently involved in discussions to evaluate a potential collaboration between the two organizations. YRMC, with acute care hospitals in Prescott and Prescott Valley, primary and specialty care clinics, and extensive outpatient services, has been serving western Yavapai County since 1943. “Yavapai […]

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What does Breast Cancer Feel Like?

Juliann Reiland, MD, FACS, a breast surgeon for the past two decades, has felt her fair share of breast cancers. To show women who ask what breast cancer feels like, Dr. Reiland, YRMC PhysicianCare Breast Surgery, carries a small, jagged, gravel rock in her pocket. While Dr. Reiland recommends annual […]

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What You Need to Know About COVID-19 Testing

“Slow the spread” is a rallying cry for COVID-19. But, when it comes to information about testing for COVID-19, stopping the spread of misinformation is a challenge faced by public health leaders and healthcare providers. Two experts involved with Yavapai Regional Medical Center’s (YRMC’s) response to COVID-19 recently shared their […]

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Working (Out) from Home

The COVID-19 outbreak is keeping us from the fitness center, but it doesn’t need to prevent us from getting our exercise. The workout you crushed at the gym can be modified for a home routine. If you didn’t exercise before, starting a program now can control your weight and help […]

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Our List of Reliable COVID-19 Sources

There’s lots of information online about COVID-19, but not all of it’s accurate. Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) recommends these state and national sources for reliable information during the COVID-19 pandemic: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC Coronavirus Self-Checker CDC Key Facts Office of Arizona Governor Doug Ducey State […]

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Two COVID-19 Hotlines Ready for Your Calls

Arizona has two new hotlines to contact for accurate and reliable information about COVID-19: The Yavapai County Community Health Services COVID-19 Hotline may be reached at (928) 442-5103 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday. The statewide COVID-19 Hotline – available in Arizona by calling 2-1-1 – is available daily from […]

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Arizona Gives Day is On the Way

Add April 7, 2020 – Arizona Gives Day – to your smartphone, laptop or favorite calendar app. A statewide day of online charitable giving, Arizona Gives Day is a great way to support the Yavapai Regional Medical Center Foundation and the many critical YRMC programs that support your community. The […]

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A New Home for YRMC Preventive Medicine and Outpatient Physical Rehabilitation

Yavapai Regional Medical Center’s (YRMC’s) Wellness Center – home to Preventive Medicine (Pendleton Center) and Outpatient Physical Rehabilitation in Prescott – has moved to a newly remodeled location at: 1112 Iron Springs Road Prescott, Arizona 86305 Pendleton Center in Prescott: (928) 771-5794 YRMC Physical Rehabilitation Services in Prescott: (928) 771-5131 […]

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Why Doctors Love YRMC’s Structural Heart Program

Edwards Lifesciences needed an innovative structural heart team to inspire the thousands of interventional cardiologists gathering for its 2019 think tank at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) in San Francisco. The TCT is the world’s largest and most important educational meeting for interventional cardiovascular medicine specialists— physicians who heal the […]

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YRMC Launches Clinical Research Program

In our connected world, the latest information about your recent medical diagnosis is as close as a Google search. Sprinkled throughout those search results you’ll typically find information about research studies involving leading-edge treatments, new medical devices and groundbreaking therapies. “Research studies are the foundation of medicine,” said Lynn Bessette, […]

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Adam Feingold, MD: YRMC 2019 Physician of the Year

Kind, compassionate and willing to share his knowledge with staff are three recurring phrases employees and medical staff members use to describe Adam Feingold, MD, FACOG, Yavapai Regional Medical Center’s (YRMC’s) 2019 Total Healing Environment Physician of the Year. “I am truly grateful and honored for this incredible recognition from […]

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Why Does Breast Density Matter?

You’re dedicated to your monthly self-exams and you follow your healthcare provider’s recommendations for breast cancer screenings, given your age and family risk factors. But when it come to breast density, are you aware of dense breast tissue? An important part of breast cancer prevention is knowing your breast density […]

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YRMC’s James Family Heart Center Team Performs Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement

The James Family Heart Center at Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) has reached another milestone. YRMC’s Heart Center recently performed its first transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR)—an emerging and highly complex heart valve surgery procedure. “Very few heart centers in Arizona, the region or even nationwide have the advanced technology, […]

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When Your Heart Skips a Beat

People use the expression “my heart skipped a beat” to describe excitement, fear and even love. But to Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Nisha Tung-Takher, MD, Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) PhysicianCare Cardiology, an irregular heartbeat can have many meanings. An accomplished cardiac electrophysiologist, Dr. Tung has spent her medical career studying the […]

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Asthma: It’s Not Just For Kids

Asthma is so associated with children that when an adult is diagnosed with the condition, it’s called “adult onset asthma.” It’s somewhat surprising that an equal percentage of adults and children in the United States – 8.3 percent – suffer from asthma, according to the Centers for Disease Control and […]

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