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YRMG Cardiologist Lives Life with Heart

Many people have important childhood experiences that steer them towards their life’s work. Few, however, can point to an event as significant as testifying before the United Nations at 11 years old. That experience motivated Olufunso Odunukan, MD, MPH, FACC, FSCAI – an interventional cardiologist who recently joined Dignity Health, […]

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Women and Chronic Pain: Life on Your Terms

Fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, spinal and pelvic disorders—they’re a few of the medical conditions many women face, all of which can lead to chronic pain. Pain is considered chronic when it persists longer than three to six months and essentially becomes imprinted on the nervous system. “In neuroscientific terms, pain […]

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Diabetes Education Program at Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Center Merits ADA Recognition

The Diabetes Education Program at Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) has once again been awarded Recognition from the American Diabetes Association (ADA). The ADA Education Recognition Program (ERP) is a voluntary process. In order to achieve recognition, YRMC met the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs. Recognized […]

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Creating Your Medical Family Tree

Did your grandmother give you those freckles? Who passed those brown eyes on to you? A family tree can help you find out. Reaching into our past and learning about our ancestors can be fun and rewarding. Tracing our genealogy can uncover satisfying and sometimes surprising information. Many people have […]

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Don’t Let Chronic Pain Define You

If you are one of the millions of people in this country who struggle with chronic pain, you know firsthand how it can hinder your quality of life. You may have explored just about everything in an attempt to cope with your pain – injections, medications, chiropractic care, surgery – […]

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YRMC Foundation Provided More than $2 Million in 2021, Supporting a Wide Range of Services for our Community

Pictured above: The Woodruff Family Conference Center in the new Outpatient Services Building West at Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Center in Prescott.  Dave Barrett, Board Chair of the Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) Foundation, is pleased to report that the Foundation provided $2,128,505 during 2021. The funds will support […]

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YRMC’s Outpatient Laboratory Draw Centers Re-align to Serve Patients in New Prescott Location

Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) has re-aligned its Prescott outpatient laboratory draw centers into a single, state-of-the-art location. The new Outpatient Laboratory Draw Center is now serving patients in the recently opened Outpatient Services Building (OSB) West, on the campus of YRMC West at: 1001 Willow Creek Road […]

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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, Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Group (YRMG), Cardiology, an irregular heartbeat can have many meanings. An accomplished cardiac electrophysiologist, Dr. Tung has spent her medical career studying […]

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First Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery Launches A New Era in Orthopedic Surgery

The Quad Cities’ first robotic-arm assisted surgery took place at Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) in Prescott, Arizona on January 26. The successful operation – a knee replacement – was performed by Jason Weisstein, MD, MPH, FACS, Orthopedic Surgeon at Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Group (YRMG). “As […]

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It’s Official: YRMC’s Breast Care Center is a Center of Excellence!

The word “excellence” has long been associated with the Breast Care Center at Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Center. But now it’s official. YRMC’s Breast Care Center was recently designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE) by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The three-year accreditation recognizes that YRMC’s […]

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Healthy Conversations Introduces Joint Replacement Expert Dr. Jason Weisstein

The Quad Cities and Jason Weisstein, MD, MPH, FACS, fit together as naturally as the ball-and-socket joint of the hip fits to the thighbone. That’s an apt description for how Dr. Weisstein – an accomplished orthopedic surgeon who recently joined Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Group (YRMG) – has taken […]

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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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