#Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving, held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.
Our Campaign: Wickenburg Community Hospital Foundation is participating in the global #GivingTuesday movement now through December 1, 2020, to help fund vitally important capital projects such as patient care initiatives and advanced technology, which impact the health and wellbeing of residents and visitors in our rural community. Needs such as renovating the Level IV Trauma Emergency Department, purchasing a new 3D Mammography unit, and supporting free student-athlete physicals are essential in providing a comprehensive system of care. With financial help, the growing population and frequent visitors to Wickenburg and surrounding rural communities will receive quality health care. 100% of your donation helps us fund current and ongoing patient care initiatives:
Our Service Area: Wickenburg Community Hospital serves as a federally designated Critical Access Hospital and state-designated Level IV Trauma Center supporting the needs of residents and surrounding rural communities within approximately 3,300 square miles. Community Hospital Clinics operate in Wickenburg, Congress, and Wittmann. Both WCH and CHC work to improve community health and well-being by advancing patient care initiatives, medical technology, education, and community engagement.
Our service area has been designated as medically underserved by the Health Resources Services Administration. 18% of the population lives under the Federal poverty level. Children ages 0 to 18 make up 25% of the area’s population, and elder adults ages 65 and older comprise 36% of the population.
Our Story: Our history is also a story about the power of community. Established in 1926 and like the tenacious Western spirit that built Wickenburg, our rural Community Hospital and Clinics have persevered because of the forward-thinking and generous spirit of our community. We continue the work that began in 1926 with the mission to continue providing quality health and wellness services where the patient, family, and community come first. by continually working to improve the access and the quality of healthcare available to our visitors and rural communities. Read our story here .
Rural Health Day 2020- Celebrating the "Power of Rural"
"Strengthening the access and the quality of healthcare in our communities is an important part of our mission. It has been exciting to be a part of recent initiatives such as our Level IV Trauma Emergency Department's renovation and installation of a new 3D Mammography unit in our Breast Center. Being part of an organization that continues to hit these milestones amid a global pandemic is amazing. This is what the "Power of Rural" is all about” stated Brenda Crissman, Executive Director of Foundation and Community Relations, Wickenburg Community Hospital.
August 20, 2020 Working at a rural hospital, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is scarce, to say the least, especially during the outbreak of COVID-19. As the Medical Social Worker for Wickenburg Community Hospital, I wanted to contribute in some way to help combat this devastating pandemic... Learn More
May 26, 2020 Wickenburg Community Hospital (WCH) is pleased to participate as an official test site for the University of Arizona – State of Arizona COVID-19 Antibody Testing Initiative. The University of Arizona (U of A) is currently analyzing blood samples for hundreds … Learn More
In June 2020 Wickenburg Community Hospital celebrated the installation of a 3D Mammography unit in our Breast Center. Improving access to 3D Mammography is a HUGE Milestone for the rural communities we serve and we love knowing that this is a step in the right direction for improving #EarlyDetection.
Project Goal: 3D mammography was introduced with the goal of improving the early detection of breast cancer in Wickenburg and our neighboring communities.
In addition, the Pink Ribbon Angels program provides assistance to qualified residents of Wickenburg and surrounding rural areas to cover uninsured expenses associated with the diagnosis of breast cancer.
The recently completed WCH Emergency Department Renovation Project was driven by the growing needs of our region. Over the last six years, ER patient count went from 5,438 in 2013 to over 7,000 patients in 2018, and this growth is projected to continue.
Project Goal: To provide enhanced functionality, and improve access to lifesaving Level IV emergency services to over fourteen rural communities in Central Arizona by renovating approximately 4,000 SF of existing space in the emergency department and approximately 2,000 SF of adjacent space in the hospital in order to add a new emergency department walk-in entrance, registration area, and triage area.
What is a Level IV Trauma Center? In the United States, a Level IV trauma center provides advanced trauma life support prior to patient transfer in remote areas in which no higher level of care is available. The key role of the Level IV center is to resuscitate and stabilize patients and arrange for their transfer to the closest, most appropriate trauma facility.
November 22, 2019 Echocardiography is used to assess different areas of the heart and detect heart disease or signs of serious conditions. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, followed closely by stroke as the fourth highest cause of death. According to the American Heart Association, more than 2,150 Americans die from cardiovascular disease which amounts to about one every 40 seconds... Learn More
October 18, 2019 The first telepharmacy in Arizona is now up and running, and the folks behind it are Roger Rose and his team at Wickenburg Hospital. Roger Rose is the Director of Pharmacy at Wickenburg Hospital (WCH), a Wickenburg, Arizona-based hospital with clinics located in the communities of Wittman and Congress. In the spring of 2019, WCH implemented a telepharmacy located inside its Congress clinic. We spoke with Roger about this experience and how Wickenburg Community Hospital decided to run the first telepharmacy in the state of Arizona... Learn More
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 of clinical applications to meet the needs of both provider and patient... Learn More
July 9, 2019 Wickenburg Community Hospital announced today that it has earned the Go Clear Award™ for its achievement in eliminating hazardous smoke from its surgical procedures. The Go Clear Award is presented by the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) to recognize health care facilities... Learn More
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.Read More
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.Read More