On May 25th, 2023 leaders from Wickenburg Community Hospital & Clinics and Banner Health joined together at the recently donated building located at 1395 W. Wickenburg Way to recognize Banner’s support of the evolution and development of healthcare services in Wickenburg. The building is dedicated to expanding quality health and wellness services where the patient, family and community come first.
WCH is able to serve over 197,000 patients annually with the current medical space it is utilizing. Through the support and generosity of organizations like Banner Health this number is expected to grow exponentially in the coming years. WCH plans to expand services in QWickCare Urgent Care by relocating QWickCare to the newly dedicated space, which will allow more exam rooms in the WCH Surgical Clinic. Wickenburg Community Hospital Foundation also obtained funding for a two-exam room mobile clinic to bring primary care, specialty care, limited lab services and imaging to the remote areas WCH serves. These united efforts will allow WCH to better serve the fast-growing population of its 3,300 square mile service area.
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WICKENBURG COMMUNITY HOSPITAL RECEIVES UNIQUE DONATION FROM BANNER HEALTH
WICKENBURG, AZ – May 15, 2023, Wickenburg Community Hospital & Clinics (WCH) has been generously gifted by Banner Health the commercial building and associated land currently known as the Del E. Webb Health Center (Health Center) of Wickenburg located at 1395 W. Wickenburg Way.
Banner and WCH have a longstanding history of working together to strengthen the health and wellness capabilities in the northwest Valley. Banner’s contribution of additional healthcare space to WCH will support the continued evolution and development of healthcare services in Wickenburg, which, in turn, will foster population growth.
“It’s always been our goal to keep patients in their community wherever possible,” said Debbie Flores, Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center CEO. “We have worked closely with Wickenburg Community Hospital for many years and will continue to provide specialty care as needed for the community. As Arizona continues to grow, it is our hope this donation will allow patients greater access to health services they seek.”
WCH serves 3,300 square miles in three (3) different counties. The Del E. Webb Health Center is located on a main thoroughfare in Wickenburg, which will make it easier for the community to engage with local healthcare professionals. WCH has an immediate need for additional space as we look to expand outpatient services to meet the changing needs of the Wickenburg community. According to Jackie Lundblad, President & CEO of WCH, “our goal is to establish a medical mall at the Health Center on Wickenburg Way that is anchored by the QWickCare Urgent Care. Some of the other services we are considering for this space are robust medical imaging, occupational health, laboratory services, and possibly, a satellite retail pharmacy. The property gives WCH room to grow with the population.” The Del E. Webb Health Center has been out of commission since 2016. With that said, it will require a significant amount of work and renovation before it’s available for use.
“The donation by Banner Heath of their building is both an amazing gift and a fantastic opportunity. The generosity of Banner Health is greatly appreciated by the hospital board and staff,” said Edward R. Kientz, WCH Board Chairman. “The Wickenburg Community Hospital and Clinics are assets that belong to our residents. Banner’s gift of this building will help us expand health and wellness care for Wickenburg and the surrounding communities.”
Wickenburg Community Hospital is a nonprofit organization, established in 1926 and like the tenacious Western spirit that built Wickenburg, our rural Community Hospital and Clinics are committed to quality health and wellness services where the patient, family and community come first. federally designated as a Critical Access Hospital and state designated as a Level IV Trauma Center supporting the needs of residents and surrounding rural communities within approximately 3,300 square miles.
Our campus includes Specialized Emergency Medicine, Advanced Life Saving Technology, Critical Cardiac Care, Barrow Neurological Institute Telestroke Partnership, Community Primary Care Clinics, Surgical and Diagnostic Services, Licensed 19 Bed Acute Care Unit, QWickCare Urgent Care, TeleCardiology Services, Nuclear Medicine, Laboratory, Medical Resonance Imaging (MRI), Cardiopulmonary, Pharmacy, Rehabilitation Center, Infusion Center, Interventional Pain Management Program, Cancer Care Partnership with City of Hope and more.
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