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5 Reasons YRMC’s James Family Heart Center Embraced Patient Blood Management

The phrase “early adopter” usually brings to mind tech-industry leaders. When it comes to patient blood management (PBM), however, it’s a perfect description of how the James Family Heart Center at Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) has embraced PBM. “Years ago, it was considered bold to question treatment standards for […]

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YRMC – Your Destination for Cardiac Care and Blood Management: Watch Our Live Event from Home

Top cardiac specialists from Yavapai Regional Medical Center’s (YRMC’s) James Family Heart Center and leaders from its Patient Blood Management Program will join YRMC – Your Destination for Cardiac Care and Blood Management, a live-stream presentation and panel discussion. The event will feature prominent heart specialists – a cardiologist, a […]

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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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YRMC Construction and Parking Alert!

Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) will soon begin an exciting and significant expansion project on its West Campus in Prescott. “This multi-year project will evolve YRMC West into a state-of-the-art medical and wellness campus,” said Frank Almendarez, MHSA, Chief Administrative Officer at YRMC. “The campus will include a new health […]

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How You Can Prevent a Brain Attack

Many in the medical community now use the phrase “brain attack” in place of “stroke.” That’s because strokes have lots in common with heart attacks. A heart attack happens when an artery that delivers blood to the heart becomes blocked. Deprived of oxygen and nutrient-rich blood, heart tissue begins to […]

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Five Steps to Prevent Diabetes

One of the best health strategies is to prevent illness before it happens, especially when it comes to type 2 diabetes. While our genetics are hard wired, there are steps you can take to prevent diabetes and reduce your risk. In fact, before type 2 diabetes is diagnosed there’s a […]

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10 Facts We Learned at YRMC’s Patient Blood Management Symposium

Science and history intersected during Patient Blood Management: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, Yavapai Regional Medical Center’s (YRMC’s) 6th Annual Patient Blood Management (PBM) Symposium. Approximately 350 people – PBM advocates from across the southwest, physicians, nurses, college students and more – gathered for the 2018 PBM Symposium at Yavapai College […]

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The Story of TAVR Patient Number 12

Replacing damaged heart valves with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) – a minimally invasive procedure – improves the quality of life for the critically ill people who undergo it, recent research reviews show. This is no surprise to Prescott Valley resident Nicholas “Red” Demino and his daughter, Lily Bergin, of […]

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Neurosurgeon Puts Life Lessons to Work

John Spitalieri, DO, believes in “repairing before replacing.” His parents – his mother a music teacher and his father a math/science teacher – impressed this value on him while growing up in New Jersey. “Whether we were fixing the car or repairing the lawnmower, it was my job and my […]

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My Memories of YRMC: Gwen Sick

Gwen Sick had dealt with back problems over the years, but nothing like she experienced in 2008 while she was planting 15 gallon trees at her home in Paulden. “I blew my back out,” she said. “I couldn’t function after that. When I walked, the lower part of my body […]

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Four Reasons to Re-think Compression Socks

They aren’t “Project Runway” material but compression socks can keep your stride healthy. These socks – snug at the feet with a gradually looser fit on the leg – can prevent blood clots, also called “deep vein thrombosis” (DVT). “I recommend compression socks for patients who have chronic venous insufficiency, […]

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Curious About Patient Blood Management? Watch YRMC’s Live Broadcast on October 25

Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) is recognized worldwide as a pioneer in Patient Blood Management (PBM). The public has the opportunity to learn from these PBM pioneers by watching Patient Blood Management: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, YRMC’s sixth PBM Symposium. The Symposium will be broadcast live via the Internet for the […]

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Your Main Event. Find it on YRMC HealthConnect.

Living Well with Diabetes … Heart and Soul Breast Cancer Support Group … United Blood Services Blood Drive, Yavapai Regional Medical Center’s (YRMC’s) Community Outreach events probably feature something of interest to you. “YRMC has an incredibly robust menu of Community Outreach events,” said Ken Boush, YRMC’s Director of Marketing […]

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Five Tips to Prevent the Flu this Season

Autumn ranks as our country’s favorite season, but even it has its downside – namely, seasonal flu. “People tend to minimize the flu,” said Sharon Lee, FNP-C, Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, YRMC PhysicianCare Family and Internal Medicine in Prescott Valley. “The flu is more than a bad cold that keeps […]

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The Beat Goes On: A New Tune for CPR

“The Beat Goes On” was recorded decades ago by Sonny and Cher, but today it’s the motivational theme behind a new way of performing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) that was adopted recently by Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC). Sponsored by the American Heart Association (AHA), Resuscitation Quality Improvement (RQI), as it’s called, […]

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YRMC’s PAWS Program: A Dog’s Tale

A few Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) therapists use unconventional techniques to help patients overcome the stress of illness. Bridget – a member of YRMC’s Pets Are Warm Support (PAWS) – recommends a scratch behind the ears or a pat on the head. A Boxer, Bridget joined the pet therapy […]

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Leg Veins and Pains: What do they Mean?

Jan thought her spider veins were mostly a cosmetic problem. But then she noticed her ankles would swell after putting in double shifts at the restaurant she manages. “By the end of the second shift, my ankles would be twice their normal size,” she said. “But after a good night’s […]

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My Memories of YRMC: Dorothy Kalabus

Dorothy Kalabus has earned a special status at Yavapai Regional Medical Center: She is YRMC’s longest-serving volunteer. During her years of service, Dorothy has not only witnessed the evolution of community-based healthcare in Yavapai County, she also has participated in it. While serving on the Hospital Auxiliary Board, Dorothy and […]

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New Design and Enhanced Navigation Features Introduced to YRMC’s Patient Portal, YRMC CareConnect

Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) and YRMC PhysicianCare patients will find a fresh new design featuring improved navigation the next time they log-on to YRMC’s on-line patient portal, YRMC CareConnect. “We want our patients to have the best experience possible when accessing their confidential medical records through our on-line patient […]

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Carly McCarter: My Memories of YRMC

Carly McCarter’s ties to Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) are as strong as the branches of her family tree. For generations, the McCarter family has called the Prescott area home. Their roots also are deeply planted in YRMC. “It was like I was raised at the hospital,” said Carly, who […]

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Interventional Pain Management Specialist Joins YRMC PhysicianCare

Craig Leicht, MD, MPH, has joined YRMC PhysicianCare’s new Interventional Pain Management and Neurosciences medical practice at 980 Willow Creek Road, Suite 201 in Prescott. Interventional pain management is a leading-edge approach to pain management. Specialists like Dr. Leicht use minimally invasive techniques to diagnose and treat painful conditions. Interventional […]

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Four Reasons You May Need a Speech-Language Pathologist

Speech-language pathologists – also called speech therapists – are educated, skilled and licensed healthcare professionals. They’re also sometimes overlooked by people unaware of the important role these professionals play in health and healing. “Our profession focuses on helping people of all ages – newborn to senior – address health issues […]

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Kids Rule the Road at YRMC Kids Fun Ride!

Kids on bikes decked out with streamers, shimmering stars, multi-colored paper flowers, spinning pinwheels and more joined the Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) 2018 Kids’ Fun Ride at the Whiskey Off-Road on April 29. “Epic Rides is overjoyed to have partnered with Yavapai Regional Medical Center in celebrating their 75th […]

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YRMC Foundation: Community Need to Community Solution

The phrases “community need” and “community challenge” are two you’ll hear often during gatherings of Yavapai Regional Medical Center Foundation (YRMC) trustees. “Getting primary healthcare services to children throughout YRMC’s vast service area … supporting programs that reduce breast cancer … helping older adults pursue healthy lives … these are […]

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Five Myths About Babies and Food

Well-meaning grandparents … baby blogs … and moms with older children—they’re all ready to serve up ideas on when and how to introduce your baby to solid foods. Before taking any well-intentioned advice, read these five common myths about babies and their transition to solid food. Myth #1: There’s a […]

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March Madness? How About Vein Vitality?

Set aside your March Madness brackets for a time this month to consider your vein health. March is Deep Vein Thrombosis Awareness Month so it’s the perfect time to brush up on this common and often dangerous condition. “People tend to underestimate the importance of vein health,” said Anil Kumar, […]

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YRMC’s Vein Center: New Painless Vein Treatment

The Vein Center at Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) is the first provider in northern Arizona to offer VenaSeal™ ablation therapy to treat varicose veins, spider veins and other symptoms of the vein disease, chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). “Patients are very happy with VenaSeal ablation therapy,” said Anil Kumar, MD, FAAC, […]

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Yavapai Regional Medical Center’s Diabetes Education Program Merits American Diabetes Association Recognition

The prestigious American Diabetes Association (ADA) Education Recognition Certificate for a quality diabetes self-management education program was recently awarded to the Pendleton Center at Yavapai Regional Medical Center. The ADA believes that YRMC’s diabetes Education Program offers high-quality education that is an essential component of effective diabetes treatment and management. […]

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Patients Celebrate Their Providers

On National Doctors’ Day, it’s patients who are the “medical experts” in Yavapai County. Each March 30, the Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) Foundation invites residents throughout the region to submit notes recognizing individual physicians for the exceptional care they provide. These patients also have the option of making a […]

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2017 Employee of the Year: Hannah Haywood

Employees from every YRMC facility gathered in the cafeteria at YRMC West in Prescott as the time approached for the 2017 Employee of the Year celebration. The hospital photographer was on hand to capture the excitement of the moment and the room was decorated for “Decision 2017 – Celebrating Employee […]

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YRMC Recognized on 2017 Most Wired Hospitals List

Most Wired Hospitals Use Technology to Partner with Patients on Health Technology is making it easier for patients and providers to interact, thus improving communication, safety and patient-provider relationships. New tools are helping patients become more actively involved in their care and maintaining their health, according to results of the […]

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