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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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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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Dr. William Lockwood Recognized for Excellence

Dr. William Lockwood, Infectious Disease Specialist with YRMC PhysicianCare, is the recipient of the 2020 Excellence in Healthcare Award. The award, presented annually by the Prescott Chamber of Commerce, is given to an individual that has demonstrated excellence in the field of healthcare. Dr. Lockwood has been a source of truth, […]

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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 […]

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Carb Counting for Diabetics: A YRMC Healthy Conversations Presentation

Counting carbohydrates is a staple of Yavapai Regional Medical Center’s (YRMC’s) Outpatient Diabetes Self-Management Education Program. During sessions with experts like YRMC’s Wendy Nelson, RDN, people with diabetes learn how to manage their diets, weight and health. In fact, Nelson’s enthusiasm for healthy and delicious foods will no doubt make […]

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Treating Prostate Cancer

A cancer diagnosis is hard, no matter the kind, no matter the stage. If you are diagnosed with prostate cancer, at least know this. It grows more slowly than most other cancers. And it is usually caught early. Meaning the cancer cells probably haven’t spread beyond the prostate. This also […]

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YRMC Outpatient Laboratory Ready to Serve Community

On Monday, September 28, Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) opens a new state-of-the-art outpatient laboratory testing center in Prescott Valley. The Outpatient Draw Center at YRMC East will serve Quad Cities residents’ laboratory exam needs, including blood work and other physician-ordered laboratory studies at: 7880 East Florentine Road Prescott Valley, […]

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Up and Away

With the drop of a beam, Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) crossed another milestone in its long-term commitment to expand and enhance medical services throughout the region. This beam, the last structural beam to fall into place, seals the framework for a new Health and Wellness Center on the campus […]

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Detect Prostate Cancer Early

During National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month remember—when you detect prostate cancer early your chances of successful treatment go up exponentially. The importance of early detection ranks right up there with knowing your risks and practicing prevention, prostate topics covered in an earlier story on YRMC HealthConnect. One of the best […]

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Prevent Prostate Cancer

National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month falls each year in September. It’s an annual time to advocate for men’s prostate health and reclaim your power over prostate cancer. YRMC backs this drive to support men and their families by raising awareness of this particular form of cancer. Plus, YRMC offers new services around screening […]

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Swallowing Issues and Aging: What You Should Consider

If you’re experiencing difficulty swallowing, mealtime or even taking a drink of water can be an unpleasant experience. You may even be avoiding your medications because they’re difficult to swallow. “Problems with swallowing should not be underestimated,” said Courtney Brimm, MS, CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist, Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC). “It’s […]

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Tips for Transitioning to a Plant-Based Diet from YRMC Nutritionist Danyelle Schott

What’s the easiest way to ensure you’re getting the nutrients you need from a plant-based diet? “Enjoy the rainbow,” said Danyelle Schott, Certified Nutritionist and Certified Personal Trainer at Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC). “The more colors – like red apples, orange peppers, green kale and purple grapes – the […]

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Learn from Your Laptop (or other device) with YRMC’s Healthy Conversations

There are lots of Healthy Conversations on the horizon thanks to Yavapai Regional Medical Center’s (YRMC’s) new virtual speakers bureau, which launches July 15 on YRMC HealthConnect. “This is a new era in how people will participate in and access YRMC’s high-quality health education presentations,” said Ken Boush, YRMC’s Director […]

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Emergencies Can’t Wait

COVID-19 has taken many lives directly. But it has indirectly claimed other lives as well. One way it has done this is by instilling fear in people who urgently needed emergency care for things like strokes, heart attacks or other life-threatening events. These people wouldn’t call 911 or go to […]

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