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Tripledemic – Flu, RSV & COVID-19 19December

Tripledemic – Flu, RSV & COVID-19

“The current rise in respiratory infection both locally and nationally continues to plague Arizona communities in what is now referred to as the tripledemic: flu, RSV and COVID-19 cases. Healthcare workers urge you to take care of yourself and your family to prevent the spread of viral illness. Take the necessary precautions to avoid viral infection—get vaccinated and recognize the …

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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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Healthy Eating Tips for the Holidays 14December

Healthy Eating Tips for the Holidays

Debra Loder, RDN Tis the season for family, friends, festivity, and food—lots of food. Temptations are everywhere and it goes on for weeks. Beginning with bags and bowls of candy and other treats on Halloween, then the traditional Thanksgiving Feast, followed by weeks of office parties and family gatherings leading up to Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and New Years’. So, how …

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Expert Care Saves a Life 6December

Expert Care Saves a Life

Darren Lambert, owner of Juniper Lamp Co here in Wickenburg, is no stranger to discomfort. For years he has struggled with the unpleasant symptoms of an enlarged prostate. “It’s something I inherited from my father,” he said. But suddenly a new problem was affecting him. Darren had not been feeling good for several days and he couldn’t shake it. Being …

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Stomach Cancer Awareness Month – November 30November

Stomach Cancer Awareness Month – November

During Stomach Cancer Awareness Month, we’re sharing what you should know about the 15th most common cancer in the United States. Though stomach cancer is rare, making up 1.5 percent of all cancer diagnoses, certain risk factors, such as diet, smoking and obesity, may increase risk for developing the disease. Most patients with early-stage stomach cancer have no symptoms of …

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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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Dr. Ripley Best of the Burg 16November

Dr. Ripley Best of the Burg

Robert C. Ripley, MD, FACS, General Surgeon at Wickenburg Community Hospital & Surgical Clinic (WCH) has recently been voted BEST SURGEON, by The Wickenburg Sun Readers! Dr. Ripley is a Fellow of The American College of Surgeons, in the specialty of general surgery. General Surgery is a broad specialty that includes diseases of the intestinal tract, trauma, endocrine, skin, muscle …

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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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Clinic Awarded for 5-Stars 27October

Clinic Awarded for 5-Stars

The Community Hospital Clinics earned 5-Stars for clinical quality measures in 2021 and was recently recognized by Keith Dines, Market President with Devoted Health Plans who stated, “We’re so grateful for your team’s dedication to delivering exceptional care to our communities. We wouldn’t be able to keep our members feeling their best without you as our valued partner.” Devoted Health …

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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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