I was admitted to the Wickenburg Community Hospital (WCH) emergency room on March 27, 2015 for an acute infection which ultimately resulted in a transfer to Del Webb Hospital for surgery. I returned to WCH to recover in the swing bed program when Dr. Ball immediately recognized the need for a second surgery. He spent a lot of time on the phone with the doctors at Core Institute before having me transferred. After surgery we had to fight to go back and stay in Wickenburg’s swing bed program.
I spent 53 days in the Wickenburg hospital and the care I received was fantastic. Nurses Cindy, Becky, Lori, and Catherine adopted me. They took a personal interest, provided tough love at times but always respectful and compassionate – it was a turning point.
All of the physicians were excellent and Dr. Peters, who followed me from the first emergency room visit to discharge and Dr. Ball, are especially skilled in diagnostics and treatment. The entire staff provides fantastic care, and you are not treated like just another number. Without hesitation, I would recommend to anyone to seek help here at the hospital. – Ed Zapp
I toured several nice facilities in the Sun City area, yet wanted Ed to stay in Wickenburg where he could be close to family and friends while recovering, and continue with the same excellent occupational and physical therapy care.”
Meg was my rock, a source of strength during a difficult time. Both of us considered the CNAs – Irena, Amy, and Maria, dietary staff, and housekeepers as an integral part of our care. The fish pond in the courtyard served as a necessary retreat from the hospital environment. Ed was able to spend time breathing the fresh air and even engaged in physical therapy out there. I would like to personally thank those who donated to the building and installation of the pond. The courtyard and pond area was a peaceful area for family and friends to come visit Ed during his stay. – Diane Detwiler-Zapp