Yearly Archives: 2015

Yearly Archives: 2015

Construction on track at hospital 16December

Construction on track at hospital

Construction is going along at a healthy pace at Wickenburg Community Hospital.  Early next year, a new medical office building will open, and in the summer of 2016 a surgical and diagnostic wing will be brought online.  The new buildings will make room for two surgeons and their support staff and provide space for visiting physicians to see patients and …

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Surgical Wing of Wickenburg Community Hospital 7December

Exterior framing going up

Progress continues on the Surgical wing. This image shows the exterior framing including some shear wall sheathing and if you look closely, you can see some of the Fire-X sheetrock that separates the mechanical and electrical rooms from the rest of the addition.   The following image shows the interior framing looking northwest from the future lobby area, which is …

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Hospital offers solution for pain in legs 4November

Hospital offers solution for pain in legs

People with painful legs may be able to find a state-of-the-art, relatively simple solution at the Wickenburg Community Hospital. Jeremy Bramwell, DO, and Matt Jones, FNP, are on the lookout for patients who may be good candidates for endovenous laser treatment (also called venous ablation). The minimally invasive, ultrasound-guided laser treatment has replaced vein stripping for patients with arterial disease …

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Safe and effective deep skin resurfacing 3November

Safe and effective deep skin resurfacing

In my teens I was a sun goddess; the more I could do outdoors the better.  I rode and cared for my horses and never thought to protect my skin from the damaging effects of the sun.  By the time I reached my 50’s I started noticing dark spots on my face and neck and even deep crevices forming around …

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My faith in the goodness of people is reaffirmed 28October

My faith in the goodness of people is reaffirmed

I accidentally suffered gasoline burns on my chest, arm, and both legs. A very quick witted and competent Scott Stewart at the hospital’s Emergency Room assessed the damage and within minutes had me in an ambulance to the AZ Burn Center at the Maricopa Medical Center. I think he probably saved my life. -Francis Reps When my husband was able …

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Irritable bowel syndrome 27October

Irritable bowel syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a very real problem for the almost 50 million people plagued with uncomfortable, often disabling symptoms like bloating, cramps, diarrhea, constipation, and pain. Yet, many people with IBS have suffered for decades without relief and have even been told “it’s all in your head” by those who couldn’t find the cause of the illness. Some people …

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I use WCH services with confidence 20October

I use WCH services with confidence

Editor: I want it known to community residents whom I do not know why I am so vocal about praising the staff of our Wickenburg Community Hospital (WCH). My experiences have been the exact opposite to last week’s letter writer who suggested in his letter that he will not again visit WCH unless he is bleeding to death. Well, I …

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Milestone 18October

Milestone

Surgical Center Milestone Through many delays, we are finally seeing some significant progress on the Surgical Center. The underground is done, and the slab has been poured.  You will notice vertical movement soon.  Some steel has already been erected.  We will witness some rapid advancement over the following weeks. Medical Office Building (MOB) Moving right along… Exterior walls are completely …

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Progress Continues 15September

Progress Continues

Surgical Center More Progress The pace of construction is picking up considerably at the site of the new Surgical Center.  Concrete footings are being poured, final plumbing and electrical underground piping is being installed, and new HVAC equipment has been delivered and is being set in place.  It is quite exciting to see this kind of progress.  Above is a picture …

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State cuts prompt serious budgetary conversation 3September

State cuts prompt serious budgetary conversation

As another legislative session comes to an end, we in the hospital and healthcare community find ourselves at a crossroads. Hospitals like ours expect to once again endure budget cuts in the coming year, as State policymakers enacted another 5 percent reduction to what our facility is reimbursed for care provided to Medicaid recipients. This cut amounts to the loss …

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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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