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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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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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One Handwash at a Time

Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and others from COVID-19, the flu and other viruses and germs. National Handwashing Awareness Week, December 6-12, serves to remind us of this. We really can defend ourselves one handwash at a time. Proper hand washing habits are essential for […]

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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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YRMC’s Your Healthy Kitchen: Making a Delicious Meal in a Bowl While Raising Awareness for Lung Cancer Screening

Did you know that early detection of lung cancer saves lives and that lung cancer screening services are available at YRMC?  To raise awareness of the vital role regular imaging plays in lung cancer survival, we invited Jennifer Harvey, Nurse Navigator, Lung Cancer Screening and Care at YRMC, onto the […]

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Breaking Free from Information Overload

The world has seen pandemics before, but COVID-19 has introduced a new set of challenges unique to the digital age–-information overload. Information overload is a real phenomenon where people have unlimited, instant access to related, but unauthenticated information. Overload often occurs when too much relevant information arrives too quickly, making […]

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Living a Full Life with Diabetes

Diabetes is serious. More than 34 million adult Americans have it, or about 1 in 10 people. Approximately 88 million adults have prediabetes, or 1 in 3 people. Further, diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States—and the number one cause of kidney failure, lower-limb amputations and adult […]

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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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