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  • Welcome to Our Neighborhood!

    by Community Outreach and Philanthropy, (928) 771-5686 | May 02, 2016

    YRMC’s Celebrate Life Health Expo ’16 Features Health-Focused Communities

    What’s more inviting than a friendly neighborhood? For Celebrate Life Health Expo ‘16 participants, the answer is six welcoming, activity-filled neighborhoods.

    “This year’s Expo features ‘neighborhoods’ for people of all ages as well as health, wellness and career interests,” said Robbie Nicol, Executive Director, Community Outreach and Philanthropy, Yavapai Regional Medical Center. “We’ll have health screenings, activities, career advisors and even opportunities to meet one-on-one with YRMC physician specialists.”

    The Expo – sponsored by YRMC – takes place:

    Saturday, May 21, 2016
    8:30 am
    Health Expo Mall Walk
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Celebrate Life Health Expo
    Prescott Gateway Mall – 3250 Gateway Blvd., Prescott, AZ 86303

    • Get a jump on the day by joining the mile-long Health Expo Mall Walk around Gateway Mall. Join the warm-up for walkers, which will be led by Sgt. Steve Rosen of Kickstart Boot Camp for Women in Prescott. Those who complete the walk will receive a free fanny pack and a pedometer.

    Here’s a glimpse of some activities you’ll find in our Expo neighborhoods:

    Kids’ Neighborhood

    • Sign up for Computerized Cognitive Assessments for student athletes at-risk for concussion ($20 for a baseline screening). Sponsored by the YRMC Spine Center and Mountain Valley Regional Rehabilitation Hospital.
    • Meet with a pediatrician from Ponderosa Pediatrics.
    • Tour YRMC’s Partners for Healthy Students Mobile Health Clinic.
    • Experience the spot … A Child’s Museum.
    • Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office – Child safety demonstrations.
    • Meet other medical professionals, such as family chiropractors and Kids dentists.
    • GoNoodle – A demonstration of desk-side fitness activities sponsored by YRMC.

    Heart Health Neighborhood

    • Meet one-on-one with a YRMC cardiologist, interventional radiologist and other specialists.
    • Lifeline Screening – Affordable, high-quality heart and other screenings. Pre-registration is required. Visit www.lifelinescreening.com, insert the Gateway Mall zip code (86303), complete the screening questions and follow the instructions on how to make an appointment for May 21.

    Spine Health Neighborhood

    • Meet with a YRMC physiatrist that specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation.
    • See what radiologists from Prescott Medical Imaging and Prescott Valley Medical Imaging learn from interventional x-rays.
    • Get a back massage from a professional therapist.

    Health & Wellness Neighborhood

    • Get healthy cooking tips and recipes from the host of YRMC’s online cooking show, Your Healthy Kitchen.
    • Learn how to select produce and prepare meals on a budget from Prescott Farmers’ Market.
    • Easy breathing demonstrations from YRMC’s Respiratory Therapy services.
    • Gather information on affordable health coverage.

    Careers & Jobs Neighborhood

    • Talk to human resource experts from a variety of fields.
    • Learn how you can re-career at any age.
    • Check out educational opportunities for a variety of career paths and occupations.

    Volunteers’ Neighborhood

    • Learn about volunteer opportunities at YRMC and organizations throughout our communities.
    • Meet pet therapy dogs from YRMC’s PAWS program.
    • See chic, fun and unique merchandise available at YRMC’s Gift Shops. All purchases are tax-free!

    “The mall stores and vendors are all in with YRMC’s Celebrate Life Health Expo,” said Nicol. “This will definitely be a full day of fun for families.”

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  • Yavapai Regional Medical Center Launches the Philips Ambient Experience MRI

    by Community Outreach and Philanthropy, (928) 771-5686 | Apr 08, 2016

    The Imaging Services Department at Yavapai Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce that it has added the Philips Ambient Experience MRI to its already impressive suite of services.

    Many patients who require an MRI are uncomfortable with the confined nature of traditional MRI procedures. Additionally, some patients are unable to stay still for long periods of time, making a traditional MRI difficult to use. The Philips MRI reduces scan time by 30% to 50%, reducing the amount of time the patient is actually in the MRI.

    As its name indicates, the Philips Ambient Experience MRI has an open design and soft lighting, bringing a more welcoming atmosphere to the procedure room. Patients can personalize their experience by choosing the lighting from a touchscreen monitor. They can also choose from a number of calming videos that are projected during the procedure.  Patients can even bring music from home to enhance their experience.

     “We’re putting the patient in control of their experience,” says Mary Sterling, Director of Imaging Services at YRMC, “and when you’re in control, you’re more relaxed. This new technology is a practical solution for patients who previously were not good candidates for MRI.”

    “Many patients report that they are calmer and more comfortable with our new Philips MRI,” says Sterling, “This aligns beautifully with our Vision of a Total Healing Environment at YRMC, where peace of mind and peace of heart are as important as physical cure and comfort.”

    Physicians are pleased that the digital scan technology of the Philips MRI offers superior quality images, helping to make diagnosis more accurate.

    If you would like to experience a short virtual tour of the Philips Ambient Experience MRI, visit the YRMC Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/YavapaiRegionalMedicalCenter and click on the Videos tab.


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  • YRMC Schedules Annual Meeting for Wednesday, April 27

    by Community Outreach and Philanthropy, (928) 771-5676 | Apr 06, 2016

    The Yavapai Community Hospital Association, which does business and operates as Yavapai Regional Medical Center, will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday, April 27, beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Thumb Butte Room on the Campus of YRMC West in Prescott. The public is invited to attend.

    The purpose of YRMC’s annual meeting is to summarize the hospital’s achievements during the previous calendar year.

    • Linda Medina, RN, will present the Bylaws Committee Report and Approval of Proposed Bylaws Amendments. Anyone wishing to receive a complete copy of the existing bylaws and proposed amendments may do so through the YRMC Administration Office at (928) 771-5676.
    • Rowle Simmons will present the Council of Electors’ Report and Introduction of Reappointed Trustees.
    • Paula Kneisl will present the Chairman of the Board of Trustees’ Report.
    • Larry Owens, MD, Chief of Staff, will present the President of the Medical Staff’s Report.
    • Nancy Thomes will present the Director of Volunteers’ Report.
    • John Amos will present the President and Chief Executive Officer’s Report.
    • In addition, two Yavapai Community Hospital Association members will be elected to one-year terms on the Council of Electors.
    Copies of YRMC’s 2015 Annual Report will be presented to members of the Board of Trustees and made available to members of the public.

    For more information on Yavapai Regional Medical Center’s annual meeting, contact the Administration Office at (928) 771-5676.

  • YRMC’s Patient Blood Management Program: Get Ready to Go Global!

    by Community Outreach and Philanthropy, (928) 771-5686 | Mar 24, 2016

    Physicians across the U.S. and in Arizona recognize Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) as a pioneer in Patient Blood Management (PBM). After its May 12, 2016 PBM Symposium – Doctors and Patients: The Patient Blood Management Collaboration – many predict YRMC will also become a destination for patients seeking the careful, comprehensive medical expertise PBM requires.

    “PBM is fast becoming a cause in the medical community,” said Dale Black, Coordinator, Patient Blood Management Program at YRMC. “We’re proud to support the cause by launching a global conversation about PBM as part of our upcoming Symposium.”

    The public can join that conversation and learn more about PBM by:

    On Thursday, May 12, 2016 – when Doctors and Patients: The Patient Blood Management Collaboration takes place – the public can get involved by:

    • Catching a live stream on Periscope between 10 a.m. thru 8 p.m. (MST)
    Watching the 6-8 p.m. (MST) event via live stream portal (For instructions on how to live stream the PBM Symposium visit http://www.yrmc.org/services/patient-blood-management/doctors-and-patients-the-patient-blood-management-collaboration#how-to-watch

    ​“Our goal is to give people information to start a conversation about PBM with their respective physicians,” said Pierre R. Tibi, MD, FACS, Medical Director, YRMC’s James Family Heart Center. “At YRMC, the PBM concept is straightforward. We view blood as a precious resource and we also know that blood has risks that haven’t been adequately addressed in the past. We work with patients on strategies to preserve that resource and prevent unnecessary blood transfusions.”

    Dr. Tibi and other PBM Symposium panelists will discuss these strategies which – implemented before, during and after surgery – can help avoid anemia, prevent inappropriate blood transfusions and decrease bleeding. They also will focus on how medical professionals can communicate the benefits of PBM to patients as well as ways to ensure patients fully understand the risks associated with blood transfusions.

    “Research shows that PBM leads to better outcomes for patients as well as shorter hospitalizations and faster recoveries,” Dr. Tibi said.

    Expert speakers participating in YRMC’s PBM Symposium, and their topics, include:

    • Dale Black, Coordinator, Patient Blood Management, YRMC in Prescott, Arizona Patient Blood Management: It’s All About You!
    • Pierre R. Tibi, MD, FACS, The James Family Heart Center at YRMC in Prescott, Arizona The Patient Has Spoken
    • Alejandro Chapa, MD, Hospitalist, YRMC in Prescott, Arizona Hemorrhagic Emergencies in the 21st Century: New Drugs, New Problems and What it Means for You
    • Aryeh Shander, MD, FCCM, FCCP, Chief, Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, Pain Management and Hyperbaric Medicine, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Englewood, New Jersey Patient Blood Management: Why, What and Now
    For more information about the PBM Symposium, visit YRMC’s website www.yrmc.org/services/patient-blood-management/doctors-and-patients-the-patient-blood-management-collaboration
  • Celebrate Life Health Expo ‘16: Family Fun, Fitness and More!

    by Community Outreach and Philanthropy, (928) 771-5686 | Mar 15, 2016

    The entire family – parents, children, grandparents – will find interactive activities, health screenings, learning opportunities and loads of fun at Yavapai Regional Medical Center’s (YRMC’s) Celebrate Life Health Expo:

    Saturday, May 21, 2016
    10 am - 2 pm
    Prescott Gateway Mall
    3250 Gateway Blvd., Prescott, AZ 86303

    “This year, we’re creating ‘neighborhoods’ so families with children, for example, will find services and information designed for their lifestyle in a single, activity-filled area,” said Roxanne Hull, YRMC’s Community Outreach Coordinator.

    In addition to the kids’ neighborhood, Expo visitors can anticipate neighborhoods dedicated to heart health, healthcare careers and volunteer opportunities, to name a few.

    “There will be tons of choices,” Hull said. “Every neighborhood will have awesome activities and useful information. The mall stores and vendors are also on board, which will definitely make Expo a full day of fun for families.”

    Watch for more information about Expo online (www.yrmc.org) and on social media:




  • DXA Scan: YRMC BreastCare Center Helps Prevent Broken Bones

    by Community Outreach and Philanthropy, (928) 771-5686 | Mar 03, 2016

    JoAnn spends every weekend she can hiking. She’s trekked the Grand Canyon five times and explored hiking trails throughout Arizona. That’s why she was surprised when a bone density scan revealed she had osteoporosis, a condition that causes bone loss and can lead to fractures.

    “I was running, hiking, walking and eating high-calcium foods and I still had bone loss,” she said.

    JoAnn is among 54 million Americans who have osteoporosis and low bone mass, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF). To help Yavapai County residents, the BreastCare Center at Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) has introduced dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA). This simple, painless exam measures bone density.

    “DXA provides information so a woman and her physician can take steps to prevent fractures,” said Mary Sterling, Director, Imaging Services at YRMC. “It’s similar to a mammogram in that the radiation dose is very minimal and the information is extremely important.”

    During a DXA exam at YRMC’s BreastCare Center, the patient lies flat on a comfortable, padded table. An x-ray generator is located below the patient and an imaging device, or detector, is positioned above. The detector passes over the patient, generating images on a computer monitor. The exam lasts approximately 10 minutes. The radiologist interprets the exam and then shares the results with the patient’s doctor.

    “We’re encouraging women to schedule their mammogram and DXA on the same day,” said Sterling. “It’s convenient and a good way to ensure you’re undergoing both of these important exams.”

    This also allows women to undergo DXA in the spa-like, comforting atmosphere of the YRMC BreastCare Center. Additionally, women are often cared for by the same radiologic technologist during both exams.

    While it’s most often associated with women, men also should be aware of the dangers of bone loss and osteoporosis. In fact, according to NOF, a man age 50 or older is more likely to suffer a broken bone due to osteoporosis than he is to get prostate cancer.

    What puts people at risk for osteoporosis? Uncontrollable risk factors include:

    • Being over age 50 and female
    • Menopause, particularly early-onset menopause
    • A family history of osteoporosis
    • Being small and thin
    • Broken bones or height loss

     Controllable risk factors for osteoporosis include:

    • Lack of calcium and vitamin D
    • Not eating enough fruits and vegetables and consuming too much protein, sodium and caffeine
    • Lack of exercise and activity
    • Tobacco use and drinking too much alcohol
    • Weight loss

     Want to schedule a DXA? Contact your physician to ask for a referral to the BreastCare Center at YRMC. For more information about DXA and other BreastCare Center at YRMC services, contact (928) 442-8900 or visit http://www.yrmc.org/services/breastcare-center

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  • Dr. Francisco Jaume: YRMC 2015 Physician of the Year

    by Community Outreach and Philanthropy, (928) 771-5686 | Feb 08, 2016

    Excellent teacherpositive leaderteam player. These are phrases Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) employees and medical staff members use to describe Francisco Jaume, DO, YRMC’s 2015 Physician of the Year.

    An accomplished orthopedic surgeon and Chairman of YRMC’s Department of Surgery, Dr. Jaume has cared for patients at YRMC since 2004. During that time, he has served as Director of YRMC’s Advanced Wound Care Center. Dr. Jaume is credited with leading the center to its current status as a state-of-the art facility that includes northern Arizona’s only hyperbaric chambers for hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

    Even with an extremely busy schedule, Dr. Jaume is known for the time he devotes to YRMC patients and their families as well as hospital staff.

    “He’s always professional and empathic with patients and staff,” said Patricia Coates, RN, Clinical Coordinator, Surgical Services at YRMC. “I appreciate how he treats the surgery staff, communicating his needs and how we can best care for patients. He’s always available and ready to help the nursing team in any way.”

    Dr. Jaume is dedicated to YRMC’s values. He strives to put them into action as a physician and encourages others – YRMC physicians, nurses and other healthcare providers – to do so as well.

    “I believe working together with everyone involved in the patient’s care is key,” Dr. Jaume said. “Making myself available to the staff brings us together as a team. I also believe promoting a positive attitude is not only good for morale, but it translates to the patient’s attitude toward recovery.”

    Dr. Jaume’s career also includes an impressive record of military service. He served in the United States Marine Corps for six years, achieving the rank of sergeant. He also served for eight years in the United States Air Force Medical Service Corps, where he achieved the rank of major.

    According to John Amos, YRMC President and CEO, Dr. Jaume’s focus on leading by example is inspiring to the YRMC family.

    “Dr. Jaume treats people with respect,” he said. “He embodies our organization’s values and lives them every day. YRMC, and our entire community, is fortunate that Dr. Jaume is here caring for patients.”

    YRMC’s 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 as well as the community.
  • Eat Well … Be Well

    by Community Outreach and Philanthropy, (928) 771-5396 | Feb 03, 2016

    Breakfast trays now arrive to Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) patients with something extra. Along with their morning meal, hospital patients receive a card that promotes the availability of home-delivered meals from Prescott Meals On Wheels following hospitalization.

    “Some people may need assistance with meals during their recovery so we want them to know that Prescott Meals On Wheels can be a tremendously valuable service to them,” said Jeanne Briggs, MA, RD, Director, Nutrition Services at YRMC.

    In addition to the meal tray cards, YRMC’s registered dietitians and Care Management team members ask patients how they will manage meal preparation once they leave the hospital. They also discuss Meals On Wheels as an option that ensures they have a balanced meal every day.

    “There’s a correlation between nutrition and health,” Briggs said. “Inability to consistently prepare healthy foods is one reason some individuals become malnourished, dehydrated and sometimes need additional hospitalization.”

    Prescott Meals On Wheels serves the city of Prescott. Other independent programs are located in Chino Valley, Prescott Valley, Mayer and Yarnell. Meals On Wheels team members – who undergo background checks and training – provide wellness checks during meal deliveries to ensure clients are safe and well.

    According to Bert Ijams, Executive Director, Prescott Meals On Wheels, the service can be short term as someone recovers from surgery or continue if the individual is homebound.

    “Prescott Meals On Wheels provides three fundamental services; a nutritious, home-delivered meal, a wellness check, and precious moments of conversation,” said Ijams. “Combined, these three services contribute to the ability to live independently for as long as possible with a sense of safety and security.”

    Prescott Meals On Wheels may be reached at (928) 445-7630.

  • Coyote Springs Elementary School Goes All Out for Go Noodle

    by Community Outreach and Philanthropy, (928) 771-5686 | Feb 01, 2016
    On any given day, you can walk down the colorful, brightly lit halls of Coyote Springs Elementary School in Prescott Valley, Arizona and hear students breathlessly shouting math facts amid cheering and clapping, or happily spelling this week’s vocabulary words aloud with an automated robot. How do the teachers at Coyote Springs elicit such enthusiasm from their students?

    Coyote Springs fourth grade teacher Brittany Kominska has the passion for teaching and the love for children that can inspire any room full of children. But Kominska says that her go-to resource for getting her students back on track during a long day is GoNoodle, a web-based suite of hundreds of movement games and videos that get kids dancing, running, jumping, stretching, deep breathing, and more. Launched in 2013, GoNoodle is used in 75% of the public elementary schools across the U.S.

    “There are so many reasons why I’ve incorporated GoNoodle in my classroom,” says Kominska, “Daily classroom life can be so monotonous. In a few short minutes, GoNoodle breaks up the boredom. The probability of my students retaining what I teach is slim if I just talk to them all day. It’s not always practical to take the time to go outside, so I’m so thankful we can just throw on a GoNoodle game. The kids are out of their seats right away, their blood is pumping and they’re ready to learn again. They think it’s super fun.”

    GoNoodle is a free resource for any educator in the Quad-City area, thanks to a sponsorship from Yavapai Regional Medical Center. 

    “GoNoodle aligns very well with our Vision of a Total Healing Environment which is based on caring for the body, mind and spirit. YRMC is proud to sponsor programs like GoNoodle, as well as Partners for Healthy Students and the YRMC Family Resource Center that enrich the lives of children and young families in our community,” states Robbie Nicol, Executive Director, Community Outreach and Philanthropy at YRMC.

    Coyote Springs principal Candice Blakely-Stump recognizes the value of this partnership. “The bottom line is that without community connections like our partnership with YRMC, we couldn’t do what we do,” says Blakely-Stump, “This relationship is vital. The phrase may be overused, but it’s very true. It does take a village to serve our children.”

    In addition to games and videos, the premium version of GoNoodle that YRMC provides, called GoNoodle Plus, gives teachers access to customizable programs. Teachers can input specific curriculum content as often as they’d like, making the games relevant to what the students are learning at any given time. “This is my favorite thing about GoNoodle,” says Kominska, “We’re not stopping the learning process at all.  I tell them, ‘I tricked you – you are actually still learning!’“ Teachers can also log and track students’ physical activity, providing incentives for exercise.

    GoNoodle Regional Community Manager Cameron Waldo recently visited Kominska’s class. The students demonstrated their favorite GoNoodle activities, and Waldo answered students’ questions about what it’s like to work at GoNoodle. 

    “Brittany's kids were great,” says Waldo, “They asked me a ton of questions and we danced, laughed, and had a goofy photo session. They were bright and curious! More and more educators like Brittany are finding out that investing in GoNoodle returns productive students with less behavior problems.”

    GoNoodle offers a free subscription for families so that parents and children can have access to ‘brain breaks’ and exercise videos at home. “Parents can feel good about their kids playing GoNoodle at home - it's a safe, interactive way to get moving beyond the classroom,” says Waldo.

    The home version also allows users to preview new GoNoodle programs and activities before they become available in the classroom. Nearly 1 million families across the country have signed up to use GoNoodle at home. More information and sign up can be accessed at www.GoNoodle.com.

    Coyote Springs fourth grader Alano uses GoNoodle at home. He says, “I like doing GoNoodle at home because it is fun to do with my family.” His classmate Kyla agrees, “I like doing GoNoodle at home because I thought that if it’s fun at school, why can’t it be fun at home? And sure enough it is fun!”

    Kominska describes what might be the most important feature of using GoNoodle in the classroom and at home, “What I am counting on is that by creating these positive experiences now, I am instilling a love of health and exercise that will continue throughout my students’ lives, long after they leave Coyote Springs.”

  • YRMC Introduces New MRI Digital Technology

    by Community Outreach and Philanthropy, (928) 771-5686 | Jan 28, 2016

    Clear Images...Fast Exams...Comfortable Experience

    Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technology in western Yavapai County will take a major leap forward when Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) introduces its new broadband digital system this spring.

    The MRI’s digital technology – located in a newly constructed MRI suite at YRMC West – will deliver:

    • Exceptional image clarity – This next generation of technology produces outstanding images, providing YRMC’s radiologists with more information and increased diagnostic confidence.
    • Faster exams – YRMC’s new MRI will perform most exams in half the time of older MRIs. This is particularly important to people who feel anxious about these exams.
    • Superior comfort – YRMC’s recently constructed MRI suite incorporates the Ambient Experience, developed by Philips, a leading healthcare technology company. The MRI suite includes soothing lights, image projection, calming sounds and an elevated ceiling. Combined, these features create a serene imaging experience for patients. YRMC’s MRI also has a “wide bore,” or opening, which helps people feel less confined.

    “From the selection of the MRI technology and the development of our new MRI suite, we’ve focused on enhancing the patient’s experience every step of the way,” said Mary Sterling, Director, Imaging Services at YRMC.

    The Ambient Experience gives patients the opportunity to actively participate in the imaging process. They can personalize their experience by selecting from a variety of themes using a touchscreen tablet. This immediately transforms the MRI suite with soothing lights, captivating visuals – dolphins, beaches, mountains and more – and calming music.

    The patient waiting area of YRMC’s new MRI suite also embraces this soothing environment by featuring a window that overlooks a healing garden.

     “For people who feel even the slightest anxiety about an MRI exam, YRMC West should be the place to go,” said Sterling. “The Ambient Experience, combined with our outstanding Imaging Services team, the shorter scan times and superior image quality will benefit all patients.”

    Find YRMC online at www.yrmc.org and connect with us on our Facebook and YouTube communities.
  • YRMC Orthopedic Surgeons: Computer-Assisted Navigation Technology Significantly Improves Knee and Hip Replacements

    by Community Outreach and Philanthropy, (928) 771-5686 | Nov 16, 2015
    Orthopedic surgeons understand that precise alignment is key to successful joint replacement surgery. Thanks to its Computer-Assisted Navigation system, people undergoing hip and knee replacement at Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) can experience the results of this exceptional accuracy: improved joint stability and better range of motion.

    Computer-Assisted Navigation technology achieves these excellent outcomes by creating a three-dimensional model of the patient’s hip or knee. Orthopedic surgeons use this information to align the artificial joint – hip or knee – with greater precision in the patient’s body. Accurate alignment not only is crucial to how the joint feels post-surgery, it also can help the joint replacement last longer.

    “I liken it to buying a new set of tires for your car,” said YRMC Orthopedic Surgeon Mark Davis, DO. “You can put the tires on your car, but proper alignment is what ensures the tires will operate well. Just like a tire, if the placement of an artificial hip or knee joint is off a few degrees, it doesn’t wear as well and, in the case of joint replacement, can be less comfortable.”

    How does Computer-Assisted Navigation work? An infrared camera, wireless instruments and a computer combine to work like the global positioning systems (GPS) used in cars.

    “The computer helps us make intraoperative adjustments that help us to align the knee correctly,” said Richard Bassett, DO, YRMC Orthopedic Surgeon.

    The infrared camera calculates and then monitors the location of markers and instruments the orthopedic surgeon places within the patient’s joint. The wireless instruments transfer the data to a computer in the YRMC operating room. This information is displayed on the computer monitor as a “blueprint” of the patient’s anatomy that the orthopedic surgeon uses to accurately align the hip or knee implant.

    “This information ensures the stability and range of motion needed for a successful joint replacement,” Dr. Bassett said.

    That’s good news for many people of western Yavapai County, who are eligible for this procedure.

    “Computer-Assisted Navigation is an excellent tool,” said Dr. Davis. “I combine it with other strategies – such as muscle-sparing techniques and encouraging people to adopt healthy lifestyle changes – to ensure the best outcomes for patients.”

    To learn more about orthopedic surgeons at YRMC, visit www.yrmc.org/find-a-doctor and then go to “Medical Staff.”

  • Prescott Frontier Days and Wrangler’s Tough Enough to Wear Pink Initiative Partner to Support The BreastCare Center at YRMC

    by Community Outreach and Philanthropy, (928) 771-5686 | Nov 11, 2015
    Pink is the color typically associated with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, not with cowboys and rodeos. But that’s changing for The BreastCare Center at YRMC, thanks to Prescott Frontier Days®, Inc. – host of the World’s Oldest Rodeo® – and its partnership with Wrangler’s Tough Enough to Wear Pink initiative. Together, the organizations recently presented The BreastCare Center at YRMC with a $2,500 donation.

    “We’re extremely pleased by this generous contribution from Prescott Frontier Days and Wrangler,” said John Amos, President and Chief Executive Officer, YRMC. “This gift will help women throughout our communities receive essential mammography services at YRMC’s BreastCare Center.”

    Founded in 2004, Tough Enough to Wear Pink supports rodeos – like Prescott’s World’s Oldest Rodeo – as they raise funds for community organizations dedicated to preventing, detecting and treating breast cancer, such as The BreastCare Center at YRMC.

    “Prescott Frontier Days was recognized by Wrangler,” said Mary Ann Suttles, Director, Prescott Frontier Days. “We wanted to do something lasting with the Wrangler funds so we donated it to YRMC’s BreastCare Center for free mammography services.”

    Additionally, Prescott Frontier Days sponsored a Tough Enough to Wear Pink booth where people could buy t-shirts, bracelets, bags, hats and other items during the Rodeo to support the cause.

    On May 16, Prescott Frontier Days sponsored a dinner and a silent auction at the Freeman Building on the Prescott Rodeo Grounds. Proceeds from the event – combined with sales of Tough Enough to Wear Pink items – went to purchase grocery store gift cards for patients in need at The BreastCare Center at YRMC.

    “We work with YRMC’s BreastCare Center to identify people in our community who have breast cancer and need some extra help,” Suttles said. “They can use the gift cards for prescriptions, food, gas and other essential items they need.”

    According to Suttles, plans are underway for next year’s Tough Enough to Wear Pink fundraising dinner and silent auction. For more information, including the date and time, contact the Prescott Frontier Days office at (928) 445-3103.