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  • YRMC Unveils Community Health Needs Assessment

    by Community Outreach and Philanthropy, (928) 771-5686, released Dec. 10, 2013 | Jan 22, 2014

    Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) has published its 2013 Community Health Needs Assessment. The assessment – conducted every three years – is a comprehensive look at the health needs of Yavapai County residents with a focus on western Yavapai County.

    “As the area’s leading not-for-profit healthcare provider, YRMC goes to great lengths to stay connected to the community,” said Robbie Nicol, YRMC’s Executive Director of Community Outreach and Philanthropy. “The Community Health Needs Assessment provides information that allows YRMC to take that connection to an even deeper level. It ensures our services, programs and partnerships benefit the people we serve.”

    The report highlights the challenges that can affect overall community health. It also reveals the need for effective partnerships between YRMC and other local not-for-profit organizations to address those challenges. The Community Health Needs Assessment was developed using data from county and national sources as well as surveys and interviews with key local organizations. 

    “This report is an opportunity for the entire community to focus on ways to improve the health of western Yavapai County residents,” Nicol said. “YRMC is proud to lead this effort by sharing this valuable information.”

    The Community Health Needs Assessment covers Yavapai County with a focus on western Yavapai County, including the Quad-Cities area of Chino Valley, Dewey/Humboldt, Prescott and Prescott Valley. Also included in the assessment are the communities of Bagdad, Mayer, Paulden and Skull Valley.

    The 2013 Community Health Needs Assessment is available for download free of charge via YRMC’s website located at www.yrmc.org. For more information, contact YRMC’s Community Outreach Department at (928) 771-5686.

  • YRMC Diagnostic Radiologist Named 2013 Physician of the Year

    by Community Outreach and Philanthropy, (928) 771-5686 | Jan 22, 2014

    Ask Brian Kimball, MD—Yavapai Regional Medical Center’s (YRMC’s) 2013 Physician of the Year—what he enjoys most about his work and he’ll summarize it in two words: “The people.”

    The board certified diagnostic radiologist joined the hospital’s medical staff in 2002, after considering other hospitals in Arizona and Utah.

    “The community and the hospital are just full of good people,” he said. “YRMC’s physicians, nurses and technologists provide excellent care. The entire staff is kind and professional. I’m proud to be part of that.”

    Before joining YRMC, Dr. Kimball served as an Air Force physician. From 1999-2002, he was stationed at Eglin AFB in Florida. Prior to that, he earned his medical degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska and was a resident at the University of Arizona Medical Center in Tucson.

    Dr. Kimball enjoyed Tucson, his wife’s hometown, but he missed the feeling that comes from living in a smaller community.

    “I grew up in Richfield, Utah, which was a community of about 5,000 residents at that time,” he said. “When my wife and I visited Prescott, I knew that it had the small-town feel I was missing.”

    According to John Amos, YRMC President and CEO, Dr. Kimball exemplifies the hospital’s Total Healing Environment in his interactions with patients as well as hospital staff and volunteers.

    “Dr. Kimball always puts the patient first,” said Amos. “He strives for excellence in the care he provides patients and believes wholeheartedly in the value of every member of the YRMC team. He brings YRMC’s Mission and Vision to life every day.”

    The YRMC Physician of the Year is presented annually to a doctor who:

    • provides excellent patient care;
    • builds positive relationships with employees and volunteers;
    • shows respect for everyone with whom he or she comes in contact;
    • demonstrates sensitivity to patients’ needs and desires; and
    • takes pride in the hospital.