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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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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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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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For Fresh Food and Fun, Visit the Winter Farmers Market in Prescott and Prescott Valley!

Looking for vibrant, fresh, delicious, nutrient-packed produce? The Prescott Farmers Market has it, even in the winter! Our local farmers get creative when the weather turns chilly to bring flavorful greens; pungent garlic, onions and leeks; savory winter squash; tender potatoes; brightly-flavored herbs; the sweetest carrots; perfect parsnips; brilliantly bold […]

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Parents: Get the Yavapai Kids App

Busy parents, wouldn’t it be great to have a free smartphone app that features reliable, local information on child care, education, healthcare, support services and more? Look no more, the Big & Little Kids Book – A Yavapai Kids Resource Guide mobile phone app – sponsored by the Arizona Community Foundation of […]

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Phillips Family Builds a Prescott Legacy

The year was 1948. Prescott – a town of about 6,000 – was getting on its post-war feet: building roads, opening schools and modernizing medical care. “When Mel and I arrived, the physicians were still pouring ether for anesthesia,” said Jean N. Phillips. “Mel introduced sophisticated anesthesia to the community.” […]

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Good News from the WYGC Crisis Stabilization Unit!

Yavapai Regional Medical Center is pleased to share this story about the West Yavapai Guidance Clinic Crisis Stabilization Unit. Our thanks to YRMC HealthConnect contributors Laura Norman, Executive Director of West Yavapai Guidance Clinic Foundation, and Cindy Brown, Development Manager of West Yavapai Guidance Clinic Foundation. Community support and donations have […]

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Are You Tough Enough to Wear Pink?

Prescott Frontier Days®, Inc. – host of the World’s Oldest Rodeo® – and Wrangler’s® Tough Enough to Wear Pink initiative recently presented The BreastCare Center at YRMC with a $2,500 donation. “We’re thankful for this generous gift,” said John Amos, President and Chief Executive Officer, YRMC. “Thanks in part to the […]

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Palliative Medicine and Hospice Care – How They are Different

Many people don’t know there’s a difference between palliative medicine and hospice care, but the two have separate roles in healthcare delivery. Palliative medicine focuses on making patients comfortable, alleviating symptoms and coordinating care among the entire healthcare team. Ideally, palliative medicine begins when a patient is diagnosed with a […]

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New PA Kimberley Scott Joins YRMC PhysicianCare

YRMC PhysicianCare Gastroenterology recently welcomed Physician Assistant Kimberley Scott, MHS, PA-C, to their team. Scott graduated from the University of South Alabama with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sports Injury Management. She also has earned certification from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. YRMC PhysicianCare Gastroenterology is located […]

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Digital Outreach Strategies Support YRMC’s Vision of a Total Healing Environment

For the team at Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC), serving the community has always meant providing high-quality healthcare services. Recently, however, the definition of “serving the community” has expanded to include providing reliable, expert sourced, up-to-the-minute healthcare information for people throughout the region. “YRMC’s Vision is to create a Total […]

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Palliative Medicine: Helping You Cope with Serious Illness

Mary was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) several years ago. Since then, physicians have managed her symptoms with medications, bronchodilators and oxygen therapy. The 75-year-old also benefits from palliative medicine, a medical specialty dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with serious or chronic illnesses, such […]

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Hats Off to Prescott Frontier Days and Wrangler’s Tough Enough to Wear Pink for Their Support of The BreastCare Center at YRMC

Prescott Frontier Days, Inc. – host of the World’s Oldest Rodeo – and its partnership with Wrangler’s Tough Enough to Wear Pink initiative recently donated $2,000 to The BreastCare Center at YRMC. Founded in 2004, Tough Enough to Wear Pink supports rodeos – like Prescott’s World’s Oldest Rodeo – as […]

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YRMC PhysicianCare Welcomes Dr. Anil Kumar

Dr. Anil Kumar has joined YRMC PhysicianCare‘s cardiology team in the YRMC Outpatient Services Building in Prescott Valley. Dr. Anil Kumar is a graduate of Government Medical College in Punjab, India, and completed extensive residency program training, to include: Internal Medicine Residency, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, […]

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Wells Fargo Provides Generous Support for YRMC’s Partners for Healthy Students

Robbie Nicol, Executive Director of the Yavapai Regional Medical Center Foundation, announced the Foundation’s receipt of a $15,000 donation from Wells Fargo. This donation will support Yavapai Regional Medical Center’s Partners for Healthy Students program. In 2015, the program’s School-Based Kids Health Clinics and the Mobile Kids Health Clinic provided […]

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Interventional Radiologists: Pioneers of Minimally-Invasive Treatments for Peripheral Vascular Disease

Homer Stevens could not walk far because his legs would tire out quickly and his toe was black, swollen and very painful. His quality of life suffered. His podiatrist suggested that he might have a circulation problem and recommended he get tested for Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD). What is Peripheral […]

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