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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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