Yavapai Regional Medical Center serves residents of its communities with two state-of-the-art Emergency Departments, both open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Both Emergency Departments are staffed by specially trained physicians and nurses who are committed to providing top-quality care to all patients in all types of emergencies.
The YRMC Emergency Departments – located at YRMC West in Prescott and YRMC East in Prescott Valley – treat tens of thousands of patients each year, for everything from life-threatening injuries and illnesses to less serious conditions such as sore throats and abrasions.
At YRMC, we are committed to providing our patients with the best possible care in the most efficient way possible. As part of this commitment, our Emergency Departments offer a “fast track” system to reduce the waiting time for patients – with no reduction in the quality of care.
When a patient enters an emergency room, he or she is evaluated and then registered as either “emergency” or “fast track.” The evaluation process is based on well-established national guidelines and criteria, plus the experience of the nurses who perform the patient evaluations.
Patients with conditions such as sore throats, rashes and relatively minor abrasions and cuts are assigned fast track status and are treated as quickly as possible. Patients with more complicated or serious problems – such as life-threatening illnesses or major injuries – are treated first. And every emergency patient benefits because the fast track system improves the departments’ overall efficiency.