Yearly Archives: 2022

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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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Identifying a World Class Rehabilitation Facility 6October

Identifying a World Class Rehabilitation Facility

by Deborah Lakin, OT, MBA, Director of Rehabilitation Indicator #1. One On One Treatment • Your treatment sessions are facilitated one on one with a licensed Physical or Occupational therapist. No techs taking over your treatment. Indicator #2. Valuable Time Each Session • Treatment that is focused on you the entire 45 to 60 minutes, no waiting for exercise equipment. …

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Best Boss in The Burg 28September

Best Boss in The Burg

Amicia L Sapwell, BS, CPC (certified professional coder), CAH-CBS (critical access hospital coding and billing specialist); HIM Manager, Privacy & Compliance Officer at Wickenburg Community Hospital & Clinics (WCH) has recently been voted BEST BOSS, by The Wickenburg Sun Readers! Amicia started her journey with WCH as an ER Tech in the WCH Emergency Department. While working in the ER, …

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Prostate Cancer Awareness 22September

Prostate Cancer Awareness

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer for men, after lung cancer, both in the United States and worldwide. In 2022, nearly 270,000 US men will be told they have prostate cancer – that is one new case every 2 minutes. Globally, the number increases to one new case every 31 seconds. Early detection is key to living prostate …

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Cancer Care Close to Home 15September

Cancer Care Close to Home

Wickenburg Community Hospital and Clinics (WCH), and Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) Phoenix have created an affiliation to offer coordinated, advanced oncology care to residents of Wickenburg and surrounding rural communities. Providers at WCH are able to assist in the treatment and planning for patients by utilizing telehealth services to conduct visits with CTCA oncology specialists while the patient …

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How to Fight Fatigue 7September

How to Fight Fatigue

When feeling tired all the time it is important to consider the reasons why and address the core of the situation. Several factors can be the reason a person feels tired all the time. It is important to be upfront and honest with your medical provider and discuss how you feel and what your symptoms are presenting as to make …

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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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