The Olsen and Sischka families have nearly 40 years of firsthand experience operating a successful business in the Prescott area. That’s why the family – owners of Olsen’s for Healthy Animals – appreciate Yavapai Regional Medical Center’s (YRMC’s) role as a community-based healthcare provider.

“This community wouldn’t be the place it is without YRMC,” said Steve Sischka, one of the six family members – three married couples – who own Olsen’s for Healthy Animals. “YRMC has such an influence on the future of this community.”

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Leading with Vision
Which businesses and organizations are likely to thrive in Yavapai County? According to the Olsen’s for Healthy Animals team, it takes a focus on the future and an appreciation of the close-knit community’s history, both of which are part of YRMC’s fabric as a community-based healthcare provider.

“One of the things about YRMC that benefits all of us is their vision,” said Kathy Sischka. “They had a vision for the future, for example, when they went into Prescott Valley. That makes people feel good about the community when the hospital leads with vision.”

YRMC is for Families
Mike Olsen notes that YRMC has a special place in the hearts of many in the community because their children or grandchildren were born at the hospital. It’s also comforting for people to know neighbors, friends or even family members who work at YRMC.

“My sister-in-law worked as a labor and delivery nurse at the hospital when my daughter was born in 1985,” Mike said. “It was very special to me that there was someone who knew us well and was taking care of us at that time.”

Dan and Barbara Olsen show their fondness for YRMC’s Family Birthing Center by making regular donations of layettes to the Center’s newborns – something they have done for 30 years.

State-of-the-Art Services
And how does the Olsen family feel about the healthcare legacy that’s being passed on to future generations?

“I would describe it as state-of-the-art,” Kathy said. “I think it’s amazing that the hospital has been able to grow and develop and expand and bring specialties here that we never dreamed of as children growing up in this community.”

And, that’s not all, according to Kathy.

“It’s a family place.”