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Measles Cases Continue to Rise, Highest Since 1992 20August

Measles Cases Continue to Rise, Highest Since 1992

Originally Published in Medscape Author: Troy Brown, RN Jun 04, 2019. Another 41 confirmed cases of measles were reported in the last week, bringing this year’s total to 981, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and a CDC spokesperson. This is the highest number of cases in the United States since 1992; 2126 cases were reported that year, a …

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Hospital Introduces Hitachi SCENARIA 128 CT Imaging System 9August

Hospital Introduces Hitachi SCENARIA 128 CT Imaging System

WICKENBURG, AZ – July 29, 2019, Wickenburg Community Hospital (WCH) is pleased to announce that it has added the Hitachi SCENARIA 128 CT imaging system to its list of diagnostic offerings. This newest enhancement to computed tomography (CT),  includes the latest in radiation dose reduction technology with a system designed to reassure patients. In addition,  the Scenaria provides a complete range …

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WCH Breast Center Lead Mammographer Recognized as a Breast Patient Certified Navigator 24July

WCH Breast Center Lead Mammographer Recognized as a Breast Patient Certified Navigator

WICKENBURG, AZ – July,18 2019,  Rena Koeneke, RT(R), CT, M, US (AB), CBDT, CN-BI,   Wickenburg Community Hospital (WCH) Medical Imaging Supervisor and Breast Center Lead Mammographer, has been recognized as a Breast Patient Certified Navigator in Diagnostic Imaging, by the National Consortium of Breast Centers (NCBC).  The certification commenced in March, 2019 during the NCBC conference in Las Vegas. The …

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PRESS RELEASE: HOSPITAL EXPERIENCES RANSOMWARE ATTACK 10July

PRESS RELEASE: HOSPITAL EXPERIENCES RANSOMWARE ATTACK

WICKENBURG, AZ (July 9, 2019) In the early morning hours of June 28, the Hospital network was attacked in what is called a ransomware attack.  Essentially, data on the network was encrypted in such a way that it was not recoverable by the hospital.  Per industry recommendations, Hospital Chief Information Officer Blue Beckham, notified local law enforcement and the FBI.  …

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WCH- Mayo Telestroke Program 8July

WCH- Mayo Telestroke Program

Wickenburg Community Hospital- Mayo Telestroke Program Stroke is the third leading cause of death among Americans and the No. 1 cause of disability in adults. Of all strokes, 85 percent are ischemic in nature, meaning that it is caused by an obstruction within a vessel supplying blood to the brain. Research shows endovascular therapy or intervention to remove a blockage …

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U.S. Food & Drug Administration Recall Notice 14June

U.S. Food & Drug Administration Recall Notice

In Association with ADM Milling Co, King Arthur Flour, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Limited Quantity of Unbleached All-Purpose Flour (5 Lb.) Because of Possible Health Risk Company Announcement Date: June 13, 2019 | FDA Publish Date: June 13, 2019 Company Announcement In cooperation with ADM Milling Company, King Arthur Flour, Inc. of Norwich, VT is voluntarily recalling 14,218 cases of 5 …

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State of Arizona Health Advisory – Hepatitis A 7June

State of Arizona Health Advisory – Hepatitis A

Arizona, along with many other states, is currently experiencing a statewide outbreak of Hepatitis A affecting eight counties. There have been more than 350 cases, primarily among at-risk individuals, which includes illicit drug users, people experiencing homelessness or unstable housing, and those who have been recently incarcerated. A striking 80% of cases have been hospitalized. Hepatitis A is highly contagious, …

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Maricopa County Confirms First Heat Death of the Season 5June

Maricopa County Confirms First Heat Death of the Season

Maricopa County Confirms First Heat Death of the Season PHOENIX (June 5, 2019) – As the Valley comes out of cooler-than-usual temperatures, Maricopa County Department of Public Health has confirmed an older adult is the county’s first death due to heat-related illness this year. The man, who was without housing and dehydrated, was found in a vehicle.   “This is …

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Hummers; Marvelous 15May

Hummers; Marvelous

Patient experience is truly enhanced with the utilization of ecothreapy here at Wickenburg Community Hospital. Comments received include: “Real nice to look out of the window and see hummingbirds. Great idea. I like it a lot. Thank you for that.“ “We weren’t here too long but enjoyed the birds that we saw. I’m sure more people have enjoyed them. I …

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Hemorrhoids – Symptoms & Treatment 16November

Hemorrhoids – Symptoms & Treatment

Are you suffering from Hemorrhoids? Hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids are tissue consisting of blood vessels, connective tissue, and a small amount of muscle. We all have hemorrhoids. It is normal anatomy. However, when hemorrhoids become enlarged, it may cause symptoms. There are two main types of hemorrhoids: internal and external. Internal hemorrhoids are covered with a lining called mucosa inside anal canal. …

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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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