Category: Informative

Category: Informative

May is National Stroke Awareness Month 16May

May is National Stroke Awareness Month

National Stroke Awareness Month is observed in the United States every year during May. This month aims to create public awareness about stroke risk factors and to lessen the occurrence of stroke in the U.S. A stroke is a medical condition where poor blood flow to the brain results in cell death. There are two main types of stroke — …

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Primary Care Where Good Health Begins 9May

Primary Care Where Good Health Begins

Primary care is where good health begins. Your primary care provider is your first contact for general health issues, yearly screenings, allergy care and any questions about your health. The primary care team at Community Hospital Clinics provides family and internal medicine for every member of your family. Our focus is on preventive care to keep you and your family …

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Understanding Melanoma 3May

Understanding Melanoma

Melanoma occurs when something goes wrong in the DNA of a melanocyte, which is the cell in our skin that gives it color. Occasionally, melanoma can occur in the eye or throat. Fortunately, it is not as common as other skin cancers, basal cell or squamous cell, but has a far greater propensity to spread or metastasize. The etiology of …

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Identifying a World Class Rehabilitation Facility 7April

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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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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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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Mental Health Available at Community Hospital Clinics 19January

Mental Health Available at Community Hospital Clinics

PSYCHOTHERAPY Psychotherapy is a way to help people with a broad variety of mental illnesses and emotional difficulties. It can help eliminate or provide tools to assist a person’s mental function and increase well-being. Angela Braaten, LCSW is providing behavioral health, mental health and psychiatric services for children & adults through our Community Hospital Clinics. Psychotherapy can be an effective part of …

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Rehabilitation Q & A 11January

Rehabilitation Q & A

Deb Lakin, OT, MBA  the Director of Rehabilitation here at Wickenburg Community Hospital. Share’s information on the different benefits of Rehabilitation Services. 1.Why is Physical Therapy important? Physical therapy is an important treatment for multiple conditions and can help you to improve your strength, balance, mobility, recover from injuries and illnesses and decrease pain. Physical therapy can boost your overall …

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Think BIG for Parkinson’s Treatment 10January

Think BIG for Parkinson’s Treatment

Think BIG Wickenburg! Wickenburg Community Hospital (WCH) offers the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) BIG program for the treatment of Parkinson’s symptoms.  In addition, the hospital has Parkinson’s diagnostic testing via a DaTscan. This tool is a specific type of single-photon emission computed tomography or (SPECT) imaging technique that helps visualize dopamine transport levels in the brain. This testing can …

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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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