Entry Thumbnail

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 […]

Posted by
Entry Thumbnail

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 […]

Posted by
Entry Thumbnail

Flu Shots More Important Than Ever

As the flu season approaches, we stand the risk of contracting another respiratory illness on top of COVID-19. Along with the risk to ourselves, the flu virus could pressure healthcare resources, strain testing capacity, and increase the risk of people catching both diseases at once. That’s why getting a flu […]

Posted by
Entry Thumbnail

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 […]

Posted by
Entry Thumbnail

How Are You Doing?

Many people are saying their minds need a break right about now. That they need to shore up their peace-of-mind. We get it because our Vision of a Total Healing Environment values the relationship between body, mind and spirit. National statistics continue to reflect mounting mental health concerns stemming from […]

Posted by
Entry Thumbnail

Please Wear This

While COVID-19 continues to spread across Arizona, the issue of whether or not to wear a mask remains a point of debate. Some argue it does nothing to kill the virus. Some say a mask compromises their personal freedom. Others assert they are stronger than any virus bug. While others […]

Posted by
Entry Thumbnail

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 […]

Posted by
Entry Thumbnail

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 […]

Posted by
Entry Thumbnail

Don’t Take COVID-19 Home With You

People started out thinking we could catch COVID-19 just by breathing in another person’s sneeze. Or by shaking hands and then touching our faces. While these things are true, it didn’t take long to realize the virus can also latch onto surfaces. It can potentially adhere to our clothes and […]

Posted by
Entry Thumbnail

Keeping Reusable Cloth Masks Safe

  Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) encourages you to wear cloth face coverings while in public. This follows new recommendations by the CDC aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19. Instructions for making a DIY cloth mask can be found on the CDC website. All cloth masks should: fit snugly […]

Posted by
Entry Thumbnail

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 […]

Posted by
Entry Thumbnail

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 […]

Posted by
Entry Thumbnail

12 Ways to a Healthy Holiday

Brighten the holidays with these 12 healthy holiday tips from Yavapai Regional Medical Center and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). These little nuggets of conventional wisdom may remind us of small things our mothers used to say, things we too often forget. But put into practice these tips really […]

Posted by
Entry Thumbnail

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 […]

Posted by
Entry Thumbnail

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 […]

Posted by
Entry Thumbnail

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 […]

Posted by
Entry Thumbnail

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 […]

Posted by
Entry Thumbnail

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 […]

Posted by
Entry Thumbnail

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 […]

Posted by
Entry Thumbnail

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.” […]

Posted by
Entry Thumbnail

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 […]

Posted by
Entry Thumbnail

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 […]

Posted by
Entry Thumbnail

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 […]

Posted by
Entry Thumbnail

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 […]

Posted by
Entry Thumbnail

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 […]

Posted by
Entry Thumbnail

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 […]

Posted by
Top