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Think Vaping is a Safe Alternative to Cigarettes…Think Again 21November

Think Vaping is a Safe Alternative to Cigarettes…Think Again

By Dr. Sagun Shrestha, Medical Oncologist, Hematologist Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Phoenix In the past decade, vaping has reached epidemic levels and has become prevalent among middle and high schoolers across the country. In fact, a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) survey found approximately 2.55 million U.S. middle and high school students are currently using e-cigarettes. …

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Dr. Ripley Best of the Burg 16November

Dr. Ripley Best of the Burg

Robert C. Ripley, MD, FACS, General Surgeon at Wickenburg Community Hospital & Surgical Clinic (WCH) has recently been voted BEST SURGEON, by The Wickenburg Sun Readers! Dr. Ripley is a Fellow of The American College of Surgeons, in the specialty of general surgery. General Surgery is a broad specialty that includes diseases of the intestinal tract, trauma, endocrine, skin, muscle …

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Cold and Flu Season 9November

Cold and Flu Season

As the cool weather arrives, respiratory diseases are on the rise! The 2022-2023 influenza season recently began Oct. 2, but we’re already seeing a higher rate of influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) activity than usual. So far, three times more influenza and 4.5 times more RSV cases have been reported when compared to the five-season average for this week. …

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Stay Independent – Fall Prevention 3November

Stay Independent – Fall Prevention

By: Bethany Strickland RN-BSN With cooler weather approaching, leaves are starting to fall off the trees and grounds can be slick so we need to remind ourselves of the risks for injury due to falls. As we get older our eyesight diminishes especially in lower lighting, medications can influence changes in the body through blood pressure changes and heart rate …

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Clinic Awarded for 5-Stars 27October

Clinic Awarded for 5-Stars

The Community Hospital Clinics earned 5-Stars for clinical quality measures in 2021 and was recently recognized by Keith Dines, Market President with Devoted Health Plans who stated, “We’re so grateful for your team’s dedication to delivering exceptional care to our communities. We wouldn’t be able to keep our members feeling their best without you as our valued partner.” Devoted Health …

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Osteoarthritis of the Knee 19October

Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis that can occur in any one over the age of 50.  It is a “wear and tear” type of arthritis that wears away the protective cartilages of the bones so that the surfaces become uneven and rough.  The normal distances between the bones narrows and bone can rub against bone causing stiffness, …

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Fun & Spooky Halloween Treats 19October

Fun & Spooky Halloween Treats

Jack-O-Lateran Apple Salad Cups Ingredients: Four Large Oranges 2 Medium Gala Apples 1 Stalk Celery ¼ Cup Dried Cranberries ¼ Cup Chopped Pecans or Walnuts 1 Tablespoon Orange Zest ½ Cup Low-Fat Vanilla Greek Yogurt Directions: 1. Wash and dry oranges. 2. Cut a ½” slice off of the top of the orange and reserve. 3. Using a spoon, remove …

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Mask Requirement Updates 13October

Mask Requirement Updates

Recently Wickenburg Community Hospital (WCH) convened a team to review the latest recommendations around healthcare facility masking guidelines. This task force used evidence-based research from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Arizona Department of Health, Maricopa County Health Department, and in conjunction with our community data, to create a list of recommendations that was forwarded to, and supported by, Senior …

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When to see a Hand Surgeon 13October

When to see a Hand Surgeon

By: Jason Rovak, MD As awesome as I am, nobody wants to take time out of their day to visit me in the office. How do you know when it’s time to schedule a visit? 1) If it’s new and painful. While there are several things that can cause hand pain, there are a few that we don’t want to …

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Fad Diets-Trick or Treat 11October

Fad Diets-Trick or Treat

It seems that Americans are constantly looking for a “quick fix”. On television we see countless commercials for cosmetic gimmicks aimed to take away wrinkles and smooth out fine lines in our faces. Plastic surgeons advertise outpatient treatments to shrink belly fat. And, then there are the fad diets! Do a “Google” search and you will find a ceaseless number …

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Primary Care

Community Hospital Clinics are located in Wickenburg, Wittmann, and Congress. We sincerely follow our mission to provide quality health and wellness services where the patient, family, and community come first.

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Emergency Care

Our 8 bed Emergency Room department is fully staffed with emergency physicians, nurses, and ER specialists. Your wait time is typically measured in minutes not hours as in the larger metropolitan hospitals.

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Surgical Services

Wickenburg Community Hospital provides a wide variety of surgical care and treatment. We serve a vibrant and active community who favors quality health care close to home.

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