About Us

On March 1, 1943, Prescott Community Hospital – now Dignity Health Yavapai Regional Medical Center – opened its doors to care for people of the community. What started in a converted school building is now a thriving not-for-profit health care organization that serves Yavapai County as well as northern Arizona.

Today’s Yavapai Regional includes two acute care hospitals, primary and specialty care clinics, an acclaimed heart center, a breast imaging center of excellence, outpatient health and wellness services, the latest AI-powered technologies, minimally invasive neurosurgery, and more.

A History of Responsible Growth

  • 1943 – Prescott Community Hospital opens in a former elementary school in Prescott, Arizona.
  • 1964 – Prescott Community Hospital is renamed Yavapai Community Hospital and moves to a new location on Willow Creek Road in Prescott, Arizona.
  • 1984 – Yavapai Community Hospital becomes Yavapai Regional Medical Center to better reflect the organization’s regional focus.
  • 1988 – Construction begins on a second patient tower that would expand Yavapai Regional’s capacity to care for the growing region.
  • 2002 – The Yavapai Regional Medical Center Foundation is launched with a mission to support and advance access to high quality and compassionate medical care close to home.
  • 2006 – Yavapai Regional Medical Center East – a new 50-bed acute care hospital – opens in Prescott Valley.
  • 2009 – Yavapai Regional launches PhysicianCare – now Dignity Health Yavapai Regional Medical Group – expanding the region’s community-based primary and specialty medical services.
  • 2010 – Yavapai Regional introduces the James Family Heart Center and launches the Family Birthing Center.
  • 2011 – The BreastCare Center – now the Baskin Breast Care Center at Dignity Health Yavapai Regional Medical Center – opens as the region’s only dedicated breast health facility.
  • 2020 – Yavapai Regional affiliates with Dignity Health, uniting two health care organizations committed to creating healthier communities by providing accessible and innovative health services.
  • 2021 – Yavapai Regional launches a neurosurgical services program, which brings advanced, minimally invasive neurosurgery to the community.
  • 2022 – Yavapai Regional introduces ERAdvisor, a groundbreaking AI-powered, smartphone application that gives Emergency Department patients enhanced control and comprehensive information during their visits. The subsequent year sees the expansion of this technology with the introduction of CareAdvisor, providing similar benefits to patients staying at our hospitals.
  • 2024 – Yavapai Regional unveils the latest robotic surgery system to assist surgeons performing orthopedic, urologic, gynecologic, and general surgery.