Category: Informative

Category: Informative

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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Nuclear Medicine 14December

Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear medicine is an advanced diagnostic imaging modality which noninvasively images the physiological or functional processes of the body.  Due to the ability to image function versus anatomy, nuclear medicine can often identify abnormalities very early in the progress of a disease long before many medical problems are apparent with other diagnostic tests. Nuclear medicine scans are generally more organ …

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Think Vaping is a Safe Alternative to Cigarettes…Think Again 21November

Think Vaping is a Safe Alternative to Cigarettes…Think Again

By Dr. Sagun Shrestha, Medical Oncologist, Hematologist Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Phoenix In the past decade, vaping has reached epidemic levels and has become prevalent among middle and high schoolers across the country. In fact, a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) survey found approximately 2.55 million U.S. middle and high school students are currently using e-cigarettes. …

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Cold and Flu Season 9November

Cold and Flu Season

As the cool weather arrives, respiratory diseases are on the rise! The 2022-2023 influenza season recently began Oct. 2, but we’re already seeing a higher rate of influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) activity than usual. So far, three times more influenza and 4.5 times more RSV cases have been reported when compared to the five-season average for this week. …

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Stay Independent – Fall Prevention 3November

Stay Independent – Fall Prevention

By: Bethany Strickland RN-BSN With cooler weather approaching, leaves are starting to fall off the trees and grounds can be slick so we need to remind ourselves of the risks for injury due to falls. As we get older our eyesight diminishes especially in lower lighting, medications can influence changes in the body through blood pressure changes and heart rate …

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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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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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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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