Yearly Archives: 2023

Yearly Archives: 2023

Fuel for the Future 22March

Fuel for the Future

No matter your age or activity level, making healthy food and drink choices provide your body with energy now and fuel for the future. Plus, the benefits of eating healthy can add up over time. Ways we can Fuel for the Future: Eat with the environment in mind. Buying foods in season and shopping locally, when possible, not only benefits …

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Solutions for Medication Shortages 15March

Solutions for Medication Shortages

Wickenburg Community Hospital Pharmacy (WCH Pharmacy) recognizes that drug shortages are increasing. There is a long and growing list of proprietary medicines that have been discontinued by the pharmaceutical industry. Even potentially life-saving medications like potassium chloride (electrolyte) and sodium bicarbonate (antacid) appear on the “unavailable” list. As a result, patients may no longer have access to important maintenance medications …

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QwickCare Urgent Care 9March

QwickCare Urgent Care

Urgent Care is a convenient option for someone’s healthcare needs when their personal physician is not available, or they are far from home and their needs for a medical provider do not warrant a visit to an Emergency Room. Now open seven days a week, 7AM to 5PM! Under the medical direction of Dr. Diane Bejerano, QWickCare Urgent Care provides …

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 1March

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Symptoms, when to come in, & common misconceptions Jason Rovak, MD / Hand Surgeon What are the symptoms? Not all hand pain is carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome has a very specific set of symptoms, such as numbness and tingling in the thumb, index, long finger, and sometimes the ring finger. Numbness in the small finger …

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Colorectal Cancer Striking Younger Adults 22February

Colorectal Cancer Striking Younger Adults

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death behind only lung cancer. Since the 1990s the rate of colorectal cancer in adults under the age of 50 has steadily risen. This significant increase is perplexing since the rate of colorectal cancer has decreased in older adults due to regular colonoscopies and a lower rate of smoking. Other countries …

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Phlebotomist Recognition Week 15February

Phlebotomist Recognition Week

Wickenburg Community Hospital (WCH) along with the Registered Phlebotomy Technicians (RPTs) of American Medical Technologists (AMT) will be observing National Phlebotomists Recognition Week, February 13th-17th, 2023. Join us in showing your appreciating for these wonderful professionals. Since 1992, RPTs and others in the healthcare community have honored the vital role and professional excellence that phlebotomists provide in the delivery of …

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February is American Heart Health Month 8February

February is American Heart Health Month

The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute states that, “The first step toward heart health is understanding your risk of heart disease. Your risk depends on many factors, some of which are changeable and others that are not. Risk factors are conditions or habits that make a person more likely to develop a disease. These risk factors may be different …

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Echocardiography at WCH 1February

Echocardiography at WCH

An echocardiogram uses sound waves to produce images of your heart. This common test allows your doctor to see your heart beating and pumping blood. Your doctor can use the images from an echocardiogram to identify heart disease. Why would your doctor order an echocardiogram? Your doctor may suggest an echocardiogram to: • Check for problems with the valves or …

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Meet Dr. Michael Purnell, Sports Medicine – Orthopedic Surgeon 26January

Meet Dr. Michael Purnell, Sports Medicine – Orthopedic Surgeon

Wickenburg Community Hospital Surgical Clinic welcomes Michael Purnell, MD FAAOS, Sports Medicine – Orthopedic Surgeon. Dr. Purnell is a board certified, fellowship trained sports medicine orthopedic surgeon, specializing in shoulder and knee pathology. His sports career pivoted to caring for athletes, where he has been the team physician for a minor league baseball affiliate for over 25 years, as well …

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Benefits of Exercising 25January

Benefits of Exercising

We all know that exercising is important. There are multiple recommendations from the CDC and the American Heart Association that a person should get 150 minutes of moderate-intense activity and 2 days of muscle strengthening activity per week. Physical activity can help lower the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, dementia, as well as improve sleep, cognitive …

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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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