Joan McDermott, Director

Joan McDermott, Director
  • Name Joan McDermott, Director
  • Position Foundation Board Director


  • 1938 Born Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1956 Graduated North Phoenix High School
  • 1958 Completed 2 Yr. Business Courses at ASU
  • 1967 Married Lon McDermott

Professional Career

  • 1956-66 Exec. Secretary at Fisher Contracting Co., Phoenix, Az.
  • 1966-71 Exec. Secretary at Del E. Webb Corporation – Construction & International Division
  • 1971 Secretary/Bookeeper/Fundraiser at Greater Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation
  • 1982-85 Owner/Manager of T. K.’s Hallmark Shop in Wickenburg, Az.
  • 1988-03 Owner/Director of Gold Nugget Art Gallery, Wickenburg, Az.

Community Involvement

  • 1982-85 Wickenburg Community Hospital Auxiliary Board & Scholarship Chairman
  • 1982-03 Chamber of Commerce Tourism Authority – Chairman 2000-2003
  • 1989-91 Wickenburg Community Hospital Foundation Board
  • 1992-99 Desert Caballeros Western Museum Board – Chairman 1996
  • 2000-06 Chairman Wickenburg Team of Susan Komen Race for the Cure – Wickenburg
  • 2005-11 Appointed to Downtown Revitalization Commission
  • 2006-09 Chairman of WBCN Walk to Boot Breast Cancer – Wickenburg
  • 2007-17 Co-Facilitator of Wickenburg  Area Breast Cancer Support Group – Monthly
  • 2009-16 Formed Pink Ribbon Angels as affiliate of WCH Auxiliary and served on Board

Community Awards

  • 1996 Harry T. Needham Award at DCWM for outstanding service
  • 1997 Director’s Award by Chamber of Commerce for support and leadership
  • 2003 Woman of the Year – Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce
  • 2005 Henry Award by Town of Wickenburg – co-recipient with husband Lon McDermott
  • 2006 “Women of Wickenburg Calendar” – recognized for community contributions
  • 2007 “Making a Difference Award by Soroptimist
  • 2011 WCH Community Service Award to PRA
  • 2018 Wickenburg Breast Cancer Network – Breast Cancer Awareness Warrior

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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