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Measles Cases Continue to Rise, Highest Since 1992 20August

Measles Cases Continue to Rise, Highest Since 1992

Originally Published in Medscape Author: Troy Brown, RN Jun 04, 2019. Another 41 confirmed cases of measles were reported in the last week, bringing this year’s total to 981, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and a CDC spokesperson. This is the highest number of cases in the United States since 1992; 2126 cases were reported that year, a …

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WCH Pharmacy Health Minute 12August

WCH Pharmacy Health Minute

8-12-19: What is a nutraceutical? A nutraceutical is a fortified food or dietary supplement that provides health benefits in addition to its basic nutritional value, and it may help to treat or prevent a disease. Nutraceuticals which help support gastrointestinal (GI) health – like probiotics, digestive enzymes and bitters, glutamine, and antimicrobials – are some of the most recommended of …

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Hospital Introduces Hitachi SCENARIA 128 CT Imaging System 9August

Hospital Introduces Hitachi SCENARIA 128 CT Imaging System

WICKENBURG, AZ – July 29, 2019, Wickenburg Community Hospital (WCH) is pleased to announce that it has added the Hitachi SCENARIA 128 CT imaging system to its list of diagnostic offerings. This newest enhancement to computed tomography (CT),  includes the latest in radiation dose reduction technology with a system designed to reassure patients. In addition,  the Scenaria provides a complete range …

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News Update… 30July

News Update…

Original Publication @ azcentral.  Jeannette Hinkle, Arizona RepublicPublished 9:00 a.m. MT July 30, 2019 How 4 IT technicians saved an Arizona hospital from hacker ransomware Mike Nelson often comes to work early, around 6 a.m., so it was Nelson who first discovered the message. Nelson, an information-technology technician for Wickenburg Community Hospital, found it glowing on a computer screen in the emergency department. In Times …

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WCH Breast Center Lead Mammographer Recognized as a Breast Patient Certified Navigator 24July

WCH Breast Center Lead Mammographer Recognized as a Breast Patient Certified Navigator

WICKENBURG, AZ – July,18 2019,  Rena Koeneke, RT(R), CT, M, US (AB), CBDT, CN-BI,   Wickenburg Community Hospital (WCH) Medical Imaging Supervisor and Breast Center Lead Mammographer, has been recognized as a Breast Patient Certified Navigator in Diagnostic Imaging, by the National Consortium of Breast Centers (NCBC).  The certification commenced in March, 2019 during the NCBC conference in Las Vegas. The …

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SCAM ALERT – False collections agent impersonation 22July

SCAM ALERT – False collections agent impersonation

SCAM ALERT! COLLECTION AGENT FALSELY CLAIMS TO BE COLLECTING ON BEHALF OF WICKENBURG COMMUNITY HOSPITAL WICKENBURG, AZ (July 22, 2019) A patient of Wickenburg Community Hospital (WCH) has reported that an adult male came to his home over the weekend and falsely claimed to be a collection agent on behalf of the WCH. This unknown man stated he was at …

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FDA- Food Recall 16July

FDA- Food Recall

Outbreak Investigation of E. coli Linked to Ground Bison from Northfork Bison Distributions Consumers should avoid recalled Northfork Bison Distributions, Inc. ground bison and bison patties/burgers imported from Canada July 16, 2019 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local partners in the U.S., and with the support …

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Maricopa County Reports its First West Nile Death of Season 12July

Maricopa County Reports its First West Nile Death of Season

Community Urged to ‘Fight the Bite’ PHOENIX (July 11, 2019) – The Maricopa County Department of Public Health is reminding the community to prevent mosquito bites with 27 human cases of West Nile virus infection reported this season, including one death. The individual who died was an older adult who also had other health conditions. Sadly, older adults and those …

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PRESS RELEASE: HOSPITAL EXPERIENCES RANSOMWARE ATTACK 10July

PRESS RELEASE: HOSPITAL EXPERIENCES RANSOMWARE ATTACK

WICKENBURG, AZ (July 9, 2019) In the early morning hours of June 28, the Hospital network was attacked in what is called a ransomware attack.  Essentially, data on the network was encrypted in such a way that it was not recoverable by the hospital.  Per industry recommendations, Hospital Chief Information Officer Blue Beckham, notified local law enforcement and the FBI.  …

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WCH- Mayo Telestroke Program 8July

WCH- Mayo Telestroke Program

Wickenburg Community Hospital- Mayo Telestroke Program Stroke is the third leading cause of death among Americans and the No. 1 cause of disability in adults. Of all strokes, 85 percent are ischemic in nature, meaning that it is caused by an obstruction within a vessel supplying blood to the brain. Research shows endovascular therapy or intervention to remove a blockage …

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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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