Yearly Archives: 2016

Yearly Archives: 2016

Join the Challenge: Dry January 21December

Join the Challenge: Dry January

January 2017 will see a campaign encouraging people to have a “dry” January, meaning no alcohol for an entire month. Millions will be joining the commitment in order to slow down on drinking, lose weight and have a little extra cash in their wallets. Even making such a seemingly small step is showing big results. According Medical News Today: You …

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Arizona Health Rank is in the Top 10 19December

Arizona Health Rank is in the Top 10

Arizona ranks within the top 10 in an important national survey. According to the 2016 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index [Our state] ranks our state 8th in physical health and 9th in overall well-being. To read more follow this link to the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association. Way to go Arizona! Help Arizona to be the healthiest state by receiving regular check-ups with …

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Valley Fever in Arizona 12December

Valley Fever in Arizona

Valley fever is affecting more Arizonans this year according to a recent study. According to Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association: [There have been] 4,957 reported cases of valley fever (according to the Arizona Department of Health Services). Sometimes the symptoms are hard to detect as they are very similar to the flu. Mayo Clinic states that if infected you should …

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Impact of Physical Inactivity 7December

Impact of Physical Inactivity

written by Michael Bacon PT, Director of Rehabilitation Recently United Health published the American Health Ranking Senior Report 2016 which looks at the health of our seniors (age 65+) through several criteria.  One of the most disturbing trends was an increase in physical inactivity amongst the senior population.    In fact there was a 15% increase in physical inactivity between 2013 …

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The Wickenburg Community Hospital Rolls out the Red Carpet 7December

The Wickenburg Community Hospital Rolls out the Red Carpet

Wickenburg Community Hospital celebrates volunteerism during the Volunteer Annual Fall Appreciation Celebration. “Our theme this year was Behind the Scenes Heroes,” says volunteer manager Gogi Gay.  All volunteers were welcomed on the red carpet, given celebratory Oscars, took pictures at a fun photo booth, and of course followed by “paparazzi” playfully represented by Melanie Buzone, daughter of Gay. Members from …

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Experimental Gadget that Measures Sweat 5December

Experimental Gadget that Measures Sweat

There is a new gadget that could change the way you think of sweat. According to an article on Azhealthieststate.org, We have plenty to sweat about here in Arizona. With all the heat….it’s pretty hard to avoid. But a new high-tech skin patch might be able to put all that sweat to good use by using it to track your …

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How to: Reduce Upper Respiratory Infections in Children 30November

How to: Reduce Upper Respiratory Infections in Children

Written by: Roger Rose, RPh, Director of Pharmacy Services Clinical trials indicate that supplementation with probiotics and vitamin C may reduce upper respiratory infections in children. A new study included 57 children three to six years of age attending a preschool facility. Researchers found that children who received daily supplementation of 50 mg vitamin C plus probiotics containing 12 million …

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In The News: Insurance Premiums Could Skyrocket in 2017 30November

In The News: Insurance Premiums Could Skyrocket in 2017

Some Arizonans could be facing higher insurance premiums come 2017. According to the Arizona Republic: Arizona health insurers that sell Affordable Care Act plans next year will seek some of the largest rate increases since the marketplace launched in 2014. The average rate ask for one insurer is nearly 65 percent, but the amount consumers actually will pay depends on factors such as age …

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Understanding Your Insurance 30November

Understanding Your Insurance

Written by: Mitch Bruce, Patient Account Manager, Wickenburg Community Hospital Insurance is CONFUSING!  Medical insurance is no exception.  To make things worse agents start tossing around terms like in network, HMO, and pre-auth, it’s no wonder we have difficulty understanding what we’re really paying for. Here at Wickenburg Community Hospital we are asked a lot of questions about health insurance and how it …

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Hospital Dedicates Chapel 23November

Hospital Dedicates Chapel

Over the past year, Wickenburg Community Hospital has undergone major expansion, resulting in a lot of remodeling as departments shift to new areas.  In the midst of all the new, an old tradition was restored and a piece of history saved. Director of Pharmacy Services Roger Rose is well known around WCH for making good use of any and all …

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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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