Category: In the News

Category: In the News

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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Press Release – Development of Senior Living Community, Ironwood Lodge 11January

Press Release – Development of Senior Living Community, Ironwood Lodge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Terrie Davidson Community Relations Manager Wickenburg Community Hospital Office: (928) 684-3219 January 11th, 2023 ‐ Wickenburg, AZ – Wickenburg Community Hospital (WCH) is planning the development of an 80-unit senior living community, Ironwood Lodge, on the land across the street from the Hospital on the north side of Bralliar Road. Land improvements are expected to begin in …

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Tripledemic – Flu, RSV & COVID-19 19December

Tripledemic – Flu, RSV & COVID-19

“The current rise in respiratory infection both locally and nationally continues to plague Arizona communities in what is now referred to as the tripledemic: flu, RSV and COVID-19 cases. Healthcare workers urge you to take care of yourself and your family to prevent the spread of viral illness. Take the necessary precautions to avoid viral infection—get vaccinated and recognize the …

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Stomach Cancer Awareness Month – November 30November

Stomach Cancer Awareness Month – November

During Stomach Cancer Awareness Month, we’re sharing what you should know about the 15th most common cancer in the United States. Though stomach cancer is rare, making up 1.5 percent of all cancer diagnoses, certain risk factors, such as diet, smoking and obesity, may increase risk for developing the disease. Most patients with early-stage stomach cancer have no symptoms of …

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Dr. Ripley Best of the Burg 16November

Dr. Ripley Best of the Burg

Robert C. Ripley, MD, FACS, General Surgeon at Wickenburg Community Hospital & Surgical Clinic (WCH) has recently been voted BEST SURGEON, by The Wickenburg Sun Readers! Dr. Ripley is a Fellow of The American College of Surgeons, in the specialty of general surgery. General Surgery is a broad specialty that includes diseases of the intestinal tract, trauma, endocrine, skin, muscle …

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Clinic Awarded for 5-Stars 27October

Clinic Awarded for 5-Stars

The Community Hospital Clinics earned 5-Stars for clinical quality measures in 2021 and was recently recognized by Keith Dines, Market President with Devoted Health Plans who stated, “We’re so grateful for your team’s dedication to delivering exceptional care to our communities. We wouldn’t be able to keep our members feeling their best without you as our valued partner.” Devoted Health …

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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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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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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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