Category: COVID-19

Category: COVID-19


Respond to Rise of COVID-19 Cases

Wickenburg Community Hospital Responds to Rise of COVID-19 Cases with Community Safety Bulletin Wickenburg, AZ, December 1st, 2020 – Wickenburg Community Hospital (WCH) responds to the recent increase of COVID-19 positive cases in Arizona with community infection prevention guidelines, COVID-19 signs, symptoms, and testing information. “COVID-19 numbers peaked over the summer but as we have seen schools start back to …

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National Rural Health Day 2020| Wickenburg Community Hospital & Community Hospital Clinics | Celebrating the Power of Rural! November 19, 2020 17November


Wickenburg, AZ, November 16, 2020 – Wickenburg Community Hospital (WCH) & Community Hospital Clinics (CHC) joins the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health, the National Rural Health Association, as well as state agencies such as the Arizona Rural Health Association and the Arizona Center for Rural Health in celebrating National Rural Health Day November 19, 2020. Held annually on the …

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Page Title Slide | COVID-19 Results in 15 Minutes | Written by Lisa Erlinger, Phd, CRNA, Director of Anesthesia, Wickenburg Community Hospital 30October

COVID-19 – Results in 15 Minutes!

Originally Published in Quality Health & Wellness Magazine | Fall 2020  Written by: Lisa Erlinger, PhD, CRNA  Director of Anesthesia Services Wickenburg Community Hospital   Increased Surgical Patient Safety with Rapid COVID-19 Testing   Through the relentless efforts of our laboratory manager, Marilyn Ward, the Surgical Center at Wickenburg Community Hospital has been fortunate in obtaining Sofia2 SARS Antigen FIA …

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Infection Prevention 7October

Infection Prevention

Originally Published in Quality Health & Wellness Magazine | Fall 2020 Article Written by Karen Smith, RN, NMCC, LSSGB Manager, Infection Prevention & Employee Health Wickenburg Community Hospital What are Infection Preventionists? Infection Preventionists (IPs) are professionals who make sure healthcare workers and patients are doing all the things they should to prevent infections. IPs look for patterns of infection …

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Thank You Project C.U.R.E.! 20August

Thank You Project C.U.R.E.!

8-20-20 Working at a rural hospital, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is scarce, to say the least, especially during the outbreak of COVID-19. As the Medical Social Worker for Wickenburg Community Hospital, I wanted to contribute in some way to help combat this devastating pandemic.   I decided I was going to reach out to Project C.U.R.E., the world’s largest distributor of …

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Obesity & Severity of COVID-19

Originally Published in Quality Health & Wellness Magazine | Fall 2020  Written by: Lisa Erlinger, PhD, CRNA  Director of Anesthesia Services Wickenburg Community Hospital   Is There a Link Between Obesity and Severity of COVID-19?  Increasing evidence indicates that obesity is an independent risk factor for severe illness and death from COVID-19. (9) Often a precursor to obesity, overweight is …

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Similarities and Differences...Flu vs. COVID-19 16July

Similarities and Differences-Flu vs.COVID-19

Information Published by: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Español | Other Languages Flu vs. COVID-19 Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. COVID-19 is caused by infection with a new coronavirus (called SARS-CoV-2) and flu is caused by infection with influenza viruses. Because some of the symptoms of flu and COVID-19 are similar, …

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ADHS & ASU COVID-19 Partnership 10July

ADHS & ASU COVID-19 Partnership

News Release For Immediate Release: July 9, 2020 Media Contacts: Chris J. Minnick (ADHS) – Phone: 480-772-1568 Jay Thorne (ASU) – Phone: 602-677-7518 ADHS and ASU Announce Partnership to Increase COVID-19 Testing in Arizona ASU Will Launch Program to Provide Free Saliva-Based Diagnostic Testing for up to 100,000 Arizonans PHOENIX — The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and Arizona State University …

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Arizona PPE Initiative 29June

Arizona PPE Initiative

Arizona PPE Initiative Creates International Supply Chain to Provide Healthcare Workers, First Responders and Tribal Communities with Critical Protective Equipment  Private-Sector Initiative Provides More Than 11 Million Pieces of PPE  During Anticipated Rise in Cases at Time When Mask Use is Critical   PHOENIX (June 19, 2020) — A private-sector initiative has secured more than 11 million pieces of Personal Protective Equipment …

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Adhere to MCDPH strategies to slow the spread of COVID-19 26June

Adhere to MCDPH strategies to slow the spread of COVID-19

WICKENBURG (June 26, 2020) – Wickenburg Community Hospital and Clinics (WCH) urge community members to adhere to Maricopa County Department of Public Health’s (MCDPH) strategies to slow the spread of COVID-19. According to Karen Smith, infection prevention manager for WCH, “Out of the 244 patients we have tested for COVID-19, fifteen have tested positive and one resulting in hospitalization”. “An …

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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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