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VVMC offers $85 mammograms
In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Verde Valley Medical Center is offering $85 digital screening mammograms during October at two locations: Verde Valley Medical Imaging Center, 450 S. Willard St Verde Valley Medical...
FMC and VVMC earn ISO 9001:2008 certification from DNV-GL
Flagstaff Medical Center and Verde Valley Medical Center received official DNV approval and formal ISO 9001:2008 certification based on both hospitals’ surveys last spring. This means we meet the conditions required for hospital accreditation and...
Nov. 3, 2014
Newborn screening rates
Flagstaff Medical Center and Verde Valley Medical Center, both member hospitals of Northern Arizona Healthcare, are among the state’s top performing hospitals for newborn screenings. FMC and VVMC exceeded standards set by the Arizona Department of...
Aug. 3, 2014
Northern Arizona Healthcare hospitals recognized by state for newborn screening rates
Flagstaff Medical Center and Verde Valley Medical Center, both member hospitals of Northern Arizona Healthcare, are among the state’s top performing hospitals for newborn screenings. FMC and VVMC exceeded standards set by the Arizona Department of...
Aug. 3, 2014
VVMC earns numerous PRC excellence awards for 14th straight year
Verde Valley Medical Center has again been recognized by Professional Research Consultants, a nationally known healthcare market research company, for its success in providing excellent customer service and earning patient loyalty. Each year, PRC...
July 3, 2014
Living wage implemented at Northern Arizona Healthcare; no rate increases for consumers
Northern Arizona Healthcare implemented a living wage of $12 per hour for all entry-level positions. Approximately 5 percent of Northern Arizona Healthcare’s 3,300 employees received wage adjustments effective June 23, which raised their pay rates to...
July 2, 2014
Northern Arizona Healthcare once again named top performing healthcare system in U.S., as reported by Modern Healthcare
Northern Arizona Healthcare is among the nation’s top performing healthcare systems in the U.S., as reported by Modern Healthcare. The April 21 publication listed Northern Arizona Healthcare in the top 20 percent of small healthcare systems as ranked...
July 2, 2014
Cardiologist Kenneth Bescak, M.D.: 'The Truth About What Your Cholesterol Numbers Really Mean' - July 16
“The Truth About What Your Cholesterol Numbers Really Mean” is the topic of an upcoming community lecture sponsored by the Heart & Vascular Center of Northern Arizona, featuring board-certified cardiologist Kenneth Bescak, M.D. The Wednesday,...
July 1, 2014
Take Note Sedona: 'Arthritis and Knee Pain' - July 10
“Arthritis and Knee Pain” is the topic of the July Take Note: Sedona lecture series, which is sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center. The Thursday, July 10, lecture features board-certified orthopedic surgeons Jack Wylie, M.D., and Geoffrey Cook,...
June 30, 2014
5th annual Chicks With Sticks golf tournament raises $40,000
The Chicks With Sticks Ladies Open, hosted by Northern Arizona Healthcare, raised more than $40,000 to benefit cancer patients. Proceeds from this ladies-only tournament will support the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare, which provide...
June 24, 2014
Verde Valley Medical Center recognized again as national leader in patient safety by Healthgrades
Verde Valley Medical Center received recognition for the sixth consecutive year as a national leader in patient safety by Healthgrades® – the nation’s leading healthcare rating organization. Ranked in the top five percent of hospitals in the nation...
June 17, 2014
VVMC's 2014 Copper Ball raises funds for EntireCare Rehab & Sports Medicine program
Verde Valley Medical Center’s 2014 Copper Ball was held Saturday, May 10, at the beautiful Sedona Hilton. This year’s theme was “Swing Time at the Copper Ball,” and featured a 1940’s style big band as well as a three-course meal. The sold-out event...
June 10, 2014
Learn about your health at VVMC's Patient and Family Library
On the second floor of Verde Valley Medical Center, conveniently located next to the Gift Shop and Code Bean, you will find the Patient and Family Library. Open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays and via Security on weekends, the library offers a...
June 9, 2014
Take Note: Cottonwood - 'Simple Remedies for Shoulder and Knee Pain' - June 25
“Shoulder and Knee Pain” is the topic of the June Take Note: Cottonwood lecture, which is sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center. The Wednesday, June 25, lecture features board-certified orthopedic surgeon Brian Duggan, M.D. The free presentation...
June 9, 2014
EntireCare offers Stroke Boot Camp
May is National Stroke Awareness Month. Stroke is the leading cause of disability in adults. EntireCare therapists -- physical, occupational and speech – have specific additional training in treating stroke patients with the latest treatment...
June 2, 2014
Verde Valley Medical Center and its medical staff award scholarships to graduating seniors
For nearly 20 years, Verde Valley Medical Center and its medical staff have awarded scholarships to six graduating seniors from the three area high schools. Each scholarship is $2,500 and is sent to the college of the students’ choice on their...
June 2, 2014
VVMC's Sleep Center provides support group
Verde Valley Medical Center’s Sleep Center will present a free community event at 6 p.m., Wednesday, June 11, in VVMC Conference Room B. Cottonwood A.W.A.K.E., a support group for those with sleep apnea and other sleep disorders, offers a discussion...
June 2, 2014
Take Note Sedona: "Diabetes Truths and Myths: Are You at Risk?" - June 12
“Diabetes Truths and Myths: Are You at Risk?” is the topic of the June Take Note: Sedona lecture series, which is sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center. The Thursday, June 12, lecture features board-certified internal medicine physician Andrea...
May 28, 2014
New advances in Hepatitis C treatment mean higher cure rates and healthier lives
Until recently, a diagnosis of hepatitis C (HCV) meant painful treatment that was as likely to fail as it was to work. Today, new drug therapies can cure 90 percent of patients with hepatitis C, a disease caused by a virus that infects the liver....
May 27, 2014
New Camp Verde campus introduced to the community
On Tuesday, May 13, Northern Arizona Healthcare hosted an open house at Cliff Castle Casino regarding plans for the future Camp Verde campus. About 75 Camp Verde residents attended to hear from Verde Valley Medical Center President and CEO and...
May 16, 2014
Take Note: Cottonwood - 'Cardiology Town Hall: Comments and Questions'
“Cardiology Town Hall: Comments and Questions” is the topic of the May Take Note: Cottonwood lecture, which is sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center. The Wednesday, May 28, lecture features Sam Butman, M.D., M.H.A., F.A.C.C., F.S.C.A.I. The free...
May 12, 2014
Verde Valley Medical Center recognized with quality achievement award for stroke care
Verde Valley Medical Center has received the Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke Silver Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart/Association Stroke Association for the treatment of...
May 8, 2014
Cancer survivors' annual celebration of life - June 1
Cancer survivors are invited to celebrate life with the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare – Sedona during the annual Cancer Survivors Day. Anyone living with or who has survived cancer is invited to the event, which is set for noon to 2...
May 7, 2014
Camp Verde Project public open house - May 13
Northern Arizona Healthcare invites the public to an open house regarding plans for future health services in Camp Verde. The open house is at 6 p.m. on May 13 at The Lodge at Cliff Castle Casino, 333 Middle Verde Road, Camp Verde. Northern Arizona...
May 6, 2014
VVMC once again awarded 'A' grade for patient safety and quality of care
For the fourth time in a row, Verde Valley Medical Center was honored with an “A” grade in the spring 2014 update tothe Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections. The Score...
May 5, 2014
Free diabetes and heart health screenings in May
Verde Valley residents have access to free diabetes and heart health screenings. The non-fasting screenings include a diabetes risk test, blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol (Total, HDL, LDL, triglyceride), height, weight and results...
May 1, 2014
Verde Valley Medical Center undergoes rigorous survey, earns national quality-based accreditation
Verde Valley Medical Center’s commitment to quality care was reaffirmed when the hospital once again received national accreditation from DNV Healthcare, the newest Medicare-certified hospital accreditation organization. The accreditation...
April 25, 2014
Verde Valley Medical Center offers comprehensive sports physicals for high school athletes May 16
High school student athletes in Camp Verde, Cottonwood and Sedona are invited to attend an extensive sports physical clinic coordinated through Verde Valley Medical Center’s EntireCare Rehab & Sports Medicine department. This is the third year...
April 24, 2014
VVMC Community Care Network will receive Amerinet Healthcare Achievement Award
It was recently announced that Verde Valley Medical Center’s Community Care Network is a winner in the category of Quality and Patient Care Delivery/Patient Satisfaction with the Amerinet Healthcare Achievement Award. Two representatives from VVMC...
April 23, 2014
Take Note Sedona: 'Diabetes and Kidney Disease' - May 8
“Diabetes and Kidney Disease” is the topic of the May Take Note: Sedona lecture series, which is sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center . The Thursday, May 8, lecture features nephrologist Thomas Neumann, M.D. The free presentation is at 5...
April 22, 2014
Occupational therapy helps individuals live life to its fullest
April is Occupational Therapy Month and Verde Valley Medical Center and EntireCare Rehab and Sports Medicine want to salute our outstanding occupational therapists! Occupational therapy enables people of all ages to live life to its fullest by...
April 21, 2014
VVMC's resident physicians pass national boards and earn certifications
Congratulations to Andrew Sacks, D.O.; Mr. Scott Richins, D.O.; and David Byun, D.O. Verde Valley Medical Center’s first three physician residents have all passed their national board certification exams. This means they are now board certified in...
April 21, 2014
Lab Professionals Rock Your Pride
April 20-26 is National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week. The theme this year is “Rock Your Pride – pride in yourself, pride in your work, pride in your results.” Medical Laboratory Professionals Week is an annual celebration of the laboratory...
April 18, 2014
Media Watch: Broadband brings economic, medical benefits to communities
Gigi Sorenson, director of Telehealth for Northern Arizona Healthcare, was featured in the Verde Independent. The article focuses on how wireless technology is enabling NAH to stay connected to patients. Be a part of the discussion to add “conduit...
April 18, 2014
Have you "Liked" the hospitals' Facebook pages?
With all the electronic devices in your lives, how often do you get on the Internet to visit your favorite websites? Did you know that Flagstaff Medical Center, Verde Valley Medical Center, Team Health, Fit Kids and Guardian Air have Facebook pages...
April 17, 2014
"Facing Your Fears - Straight Talk About the Dying Process," a film presented May 15
“Facing Your Fears - Straight Talk About the Dying Process,” a film presented May 15Northern Arizona Hospice hosts “Facing Your Fears - Straight Talk About the Dying Process,” at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 15, at the Sedona Public Library – Si Birch...
April 9, 2014
Take Note, Cottonwood: 'Arthritis and Knee Pain'
“Arthritis and Knee Pain” is the topic of the April Take Note: Cottonwood lecture. The Wednesday, April 23, lecture features orthopedic surgeons Jack Wylie, M.D., and Geoffrey Cook, M.D. The free presentation is at 5 p.m. at VVMC, conference rooms B...
April 8, 2014
Verde Valley Medical Center's Community Care Network wins Amerinet Healthcare Achievement Award for Quality and Patient Care Delivery/Patient Satisfaction
Verde Valley Medical Center’s Community Care Network has been recognized by Amerinet, a leading national healthcare solutions organization, as an Amerinet Healthcare Achievement Award winner in the category of Quality and Patient Care...
April 1, 2014
Lookin' Good Cottonwood - 'How Being Overweight Affects Your Body'
“How Being Overweight Affects Your Body” is the topic of April’s free Lookin’ Good Cottonwood community lecture, sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center and the city of Cottonwood Recreation Center. The lecture will be held at the Recreation Center...
March 26, 2014
Northern Arizona Healthcare an innovator in percutaneous coronary interventions safety
Northern Arizona Healthcare cardiologist Jim Dwyer, M.D., was instrumental in helping develop new national safety and quality protocols for percutaneous coronary interventions, a common procedure used to open blocked arteries during a heart...
March 25, 2014
Take Note: Sedona -- 'Aging Eyes?'
“Aging Eyes” is the topic of the March Take Note: Sedona lecture series, which is sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center. The Thursday, April 10, lecture features board-certified ophthalmologist David Deutch, M.D. The free presentation is at 5 p.m....
March 25, 2014
Free diabetes and heart health screenings in April
Verde Valley residents have access to free diabetes and heart health screenings through the Northern Arizona Diabetes – Heart Connection and Diabetes Together programs. The non-fasting screenings include a diabetes risk test, blood pressure, blood...
March 20, 2014
Verde Valley Medical Center Receives Echocardiography Accreditation from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission
Cardiovascular disease – disorders of the heart and blood vessels – is the most common cause of death in the United States. The American Heart Association estimates the direct and indirect cost for cardiovascular disease in 2010 was $503.2 billion....
March 18, 2014
Lookin' Good Cottonwood: Exercising Safely Without Injury and Pain -- March 25
“Exercising Safely Without Injury and Pain” is the topic of the March Lookin’ Good Cottonwood free community lecture, sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center and Cottonwood Recreation Center. The Tuesday, March 25 lecture features sports medicine...
March 17, 2014
Loven Family Run to Benefit Verde Valley Hospice Home -- March 29
The third annual Loven Family Run to benefit the Verde Valley Hospice Home is set for Saturday, March 29, at the Blazin’ M Ranch in Cottonwood. Sponsored by the Loven family and hosted by Verde Valley Medical Center, the event features a family 2K...
March 10, 2014
Take Note: Cottonwood -- 'What's in the Hospital Laboratory?'
“What’s in the Hospital Laboratory?” is the topic of the March Take Note: Cottonwood lecture, sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center. The Wednesday, March 26, lecture features pathologist Gregory Novak, M.D. The free presentation is at 5 p.m. at...
March 6, 2014
Take Note: Sedona -- 'Cancer Chemotherapy: Myths and Misconceptions'
“Cancer Chemotherapy: Myths and Misconceptions” is the topic of the March Take Note: Sedona lecture series, sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center. The Thursday, March 13, lecture features special guest lecturer and board-certified oncology...
March 6, 2014
Primary Care Now Available Saturdays in Cottonwood
Verde Valley Medical Clinic – Primary Care in Cottonwood is open for same-day appointments from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. The clinic, located in Manzanita Plaza at 450 S. Willard St., is staffed by rotating primary care providers employed...
Feb. 24, 2014
Pulmonary Services Department receives accreditation from College of American Pathologists
Verde Valley Medical Center’s Pulmonary Services Department has received accreditation from the College of American Pathologists, based on the results of a recent on-site inspection. The lab is one of more than 7,000 College of American...
Feb. 24, 2014
Verde Valley Medical Clinic welcomes new surgeon Leon Pontikes, M.D.
Verde Valley Medical Clinic – General Surgery is pleased to announce Leon Pontikes, M.D., joined its medical staff and will be seeing patients in Cottonwood. As a board-certified surgeon, Dr. Pontikes provides a full range of elective, acute and...
Feb. 21, 2014
Verde Valley Medical Center Laboratory receives accreditation from College of American Pathologists
Verde Valley Medical Center’s main laboratory in Cottonwood has received accreditation from the College of American Pathologists, based on the results of a recent on-site inspection. The lab is one of more than 7,000 CAP-accredited facilities...
Feb. 11, 2014
Northern Arizona Hospice announces winter volunteer training
Northern Arizona Hospice announces a winter program for individuals interested in becoming hospice volunteers. The 20-hour program will be held over the course of six days with sessions beginning Thursday, March 6 and ending Tuesday, March 11. Each...
Feb. 3, 2014
VVMC implements visitation restrictions during flu season
Verde Valley Medical Center is implementing influenza and respiratory syncytial virus season visitation restrictions effective immediately in all patient-care areas of the hospital. Children under 12 will be restricted to common areas of the hospital...
Feb. 3, 2014
Take Note: Sedona ? Women and Cardiovascular Disease: Are You at Risk? - Feb.13
“Women and Cardiovascular Disease: Are You at Risk?” is the topic of the February Take Note: Sedona lecture series, sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center. The Thursday, Feb. 13, lecture features interventional cardiologist Steven Heilbrunn, M.D....
Jan. 27, 2014
Take Note: Cottonwood - Know Your Supplements: Do's and Don'ts - Jan. 22
“Know Your Supplements: Do’s and Don’ts” is the topic of the January Take Note: Cottonwood Lecture Series, sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center. The free Wednesday, Jan. 22, lecture features Susan Wilkinson, M.D. The presentation is at 5 p.m. at...
Jan. 8, 2014
Saving the Sweethearts Walk Run for a Cure on Feb. 15
Team Native Spirit, a group of women from the Yavapai-Apache Nation, is helping fight cancer in the Verde Valley by hosting a “Saving the Sweethearts” Walk/Run for a Cure on Feb. 15. The event’s theme is “'50s, '60s and '70s,” with prizes for Best...
Jan. 3, 2014
Verde Valley Medical Center welcomes first baby of 2014
It’s a girl! Verde Valley Medical Center welcomed its first baby of 2014 at 9:38 a.m. on New Year’s Day. Makenzie Baiamonte  –  four pounds, two ounces; 17 inches long; and healthy  –  came into the world after 16 hours of labor....
Jan. 2, 2014
Diabetes and heart screenings at VVMC - Jan. 9, 16, 23
Verde Valley residents now have access to free diabetes and heart screenings through the Northern Arizona Diabetes – Heart Connection and Diabetes Together programs. The free screenings are 8 a.m. to noon, Thursdays, Jan. 9, 16 and 23; call...
Dec. 30, 2013
Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare names new Sedona Cancer Center director
The Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare are pleased to announce that Lindsay Thomas, R.N., MSN, OCN, has joined its team as new director of oncology.Hailing from Scottsdale Healthcare, Thomas has more than 27 years’ experience in nursing...
Dec. 19, 2013
Lookin' Good Cottonwood: Weight Loss Survival - Jan. 14
“Weight Loss Survival” is the topic of January’s free Lookin’ Good Cottonwood community lecture, sponsored by the Cottonwood Recreation Center and Verde Valley Medical Center. The Tuesday, Jan. 14, lecture features registered dietician nutritionists...
Dec. 19, 2013
Northern Arizona Healthcare Receives Employee Engagement Award from The Advisory Board Company
Hospitals honored as national leaders in driving organizational commitment Dec. 13, 2013 – Northern Arizona Healthcare’s Verde Valley Medical Center and Flagstaff Medical Center have been awarded The Advisory Board Company’s 2013 Excellence in...
Dec. 19, 2013
VVMC sponsoring more PWR! Mondays for people living with Parkinson's
People with Parkinson’s disease can get better and stay healthier with daily exercise. More PWR! Mondays is a 10-day, interactive exercise program led by physical, occupational, speech, and sports medicine therapists at Verde Valley Medical Center’s...
Dec. 10, 2013
Remember loved ones with Northern Arizona Hospice's Tree of Lights
Northern Arizona Hospice offers the opportunity to memorialize friends and family members by donating to the annual Tree of Lights. The tree is located in the main lobby of Verde Valley Medical Center and will be on display until Jan. 4, 2014. ...
Dec. 4, 2013
Free diabetes and heart screenings at VVMC - Dec. 4, 11, 18
Verde Valley residents now have access to free diabetes and heart screenings through the Northern Arizona Diabetes – Heart Connection and Diabetes Together programs. The free screenings are 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 4, 11 and 18; call...
Nov. 27, 2013
VVMC recruiting health coaches for Community Care Network
Verde Valley Medical Center is seeking volunteers to help implement the new Community Care Network designed to support and improve the health and well-being of VVMC’s most vulnerable patients. VVMC will train members of the public interested in...
11/22/2013
Free lecture: Taking the mystery out of the Medicare Home Health benefit
Northern Arizona Homecare and Northern Arizona Hospice will host a free presentation regarding the Medicare Home Health benefit at noon on Thursday, November 21 at the Camp Verde Community Library, 130 Black Bridge Road.  Presenter Susan Wall, a...
November 21, 2013
VVMC donates portable ultrasound and X-ray machines to Yavapai College
Verde Valley Medical Center’s Medical Imaging Department donated portable ultrasound and X-ray machines to Yavapai College’s Radiologic Technology Program in Prescott. The equipment will allow students to practice their bedside diagnostic imaging...
November 10, 2013
NAH Board of Directors bring expertise, experience and leadership to organization
The Northern Arizona Healthcare (NAH) Board of Directors is comprised of a diverse and experienced group of Northern Arizona residents who care deeply about the needs and the medical services available to our region. Members on the board are all...
October 25, 2013
VVMC once again awarded 'A' grade for patient safety and quality of care
Verde Valley Medical Center was honored with its third “A” grade in a row in the Fall 2013 update to the Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections. The score is compiled...
October 25, 2013
Take Note Cottonwood: Breast Cancer 101 - Oct. 30
“Breast Cancer 101: Causes, detection, diagnosis and treatment” is the topic of the October Take Note Cottonwood Lecture Series, sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC). The Wednesday, Oct. 30, discussion will feature Medical Oncologist...
Oct. 21, 2013
Free diabetes and heart screenings in the Verde Valley and Sedona - Oct. 23, 28 & 29
Cottonwood, Camp Verde and Sedona residents now have access to free diabetes and heart screenings through the Northern Arizona Diabetes – Heart Connection and Diabetes Together programs. The non-fasting screenings include diabetes risk test, blood...
Oct. 18, 2013
Fit Kids of Arizona receives grant from the Safeway Foundation to benefit at-school programs
Determining the extent that Fit Kids of Arizona is helping make school children in Northern Arizona healthier is the focus of a grant Fit Kids recently received from the Safeway Foundation. The grant, totaling nearly $32,000, has a two-fold focus....
Oct. 11, 2013
Dr. Keckich as newest memeber
Verde Valley Medical Clinic – Infectious Diseases is committed to excellence and quality care for its patients. Our skilled board-certified infectious diseases specialist uses advanced treatments to manage infectious conditions. Dr. Keckich has...
9/13/13
Fit Kids of Arizona hosts 4th annual 5K Fun Run - Nov. 2 in Cottonwood
In an effort to help children and their families lead healthier and more active lives, Fit Kids of Arizona is sponsoring the 4th annual Fit Kids 5K Fun Run. This year’s event is set for Saturday, Nov.2 in Cottonwood’s Riverfront Park. Walkers and...
Sept. 3, 2013
Prostate cancer has a 99-percent survival rate when detected early: Free screenings Sept. 26
September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare and Verde Valley Medical Center are sponsoring free prostate screenings. The screenings are 4-7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26, in the Verde Valley...
Sept. 3, 2013
Take Note Cottonwood - Understanding Prostate Changes: When to Talk to Your Doctor - Sept. 25
“Understanding Prostate Changes: When to Talk to Your Doctor” is the topic of the next Take Note Cottonwood Lecture Series. The Wednesday, Sept. 25 event will feature Oncologist Deborah Lindquist, M.D., F.A.C.P. The lecture begins at 5 p.m. in VVMC...
Sept. 3, 2013
Decorate a Bra: Arty bras - Increasing awareness about breast cancer: workshops in September
Verde Valley Medical Center and the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare invite artists and crafters of all levels to participate in a project to raise awareness about breast cancer and early detection. Arty Bras returns with workshops in...
August 30, 2013
Take Note Cottonwood - Understanding Prostate Changes: When to Talk to Your Doctor - Sept. 25
“Understanding Prostate Changes: When to Talk to Your Doctor” is the topic of the next Take Note Cottonwood Lecture Series. The Wednesday, Sept. 25 event will feature Oncologist Deborah Lindquist, M.D., F.A.C.P. The lecture begins at 5 p.m. in VVMC...
August 28, 2013
Anesthesia: Answers To Some Big Questions
Dr. Amy Gottschalk answers questions about anesthesia and puts some myths to rest in an interview with am780 KAZM's Tom Tabback. Listen to the interview here....
August 27, 2013
Take Note Sedona: Arthritis and Other Problems of the Hand - Sept. 12
“Arthritis and Other Problems of the Hand” is the topic of the September Take Note Sedona Lecture Series, sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC). The Thursday, Sept. 12 discussion features Orthopedic Surgeon Jack Wylie, M.D., and lead hand...
August 23, 2013
Construction begins on Verde Valley Hospice Home; service to community expected within a year
In a year’s time, the Verde Valley’s first and only home-style hospice home will be caring for patients. Verde Valley Medical Center and Northern Arizona Hospice, which has provided in-home hospice care for more than 25 years, recently began...
Aug. 9, 2013
John Schor, M.D. on KAZM
Listen to his aortic aneurism lecture....
Aug. 8, 2013
August Diabetes Support Group: Diabetes and tooth loss - Aug. 26
“Diabetes and tooth loss” is the topic of the August Diabetes Support Group, sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center’s Diabetes Education Program. The free support group is 5 - 7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 26 in VVMC’s Conference Rooms B and C, 269 S. Candy...
August 7, 2013
Take Note Cottonwood: Anesthesia -The Myths, Reality and Sleep - Aug. 28
“Anesthesia - The Myths, Reality and Sleep” is the topic of the next Take Note Cottonwood Lecture Series. The Wednesday, Aug. 28 event will feature anesthesiologist Amy Gottschalk, M.D. The lecture begins at 5 p.m. in VVMC Conference Rooms B & C,...
Aug. 6, 2013
VVMC unveils new chapel; ceremony Aug. 7 - public invited
Verde Valley Medical Center will unveil its new Michelsen, Curtiss, Takach Memorial Chapel at a dedication ceremony Wednesday, Aug. 7, from 11 a.m. to noon.The chapel is located to the right of the information desk in VVMC’s main lobby. The public is...
July 25, 2013
Verde Valley Medical Center recognized by Healthgrades? as a national leader in patient safety for five years running-Community invited to award celebration July 30
Verde Valley Medical Center has once again been recognized as a national leader in patient safety by Healthgrades® – the nation’s leading healthcare rating organization. VVMC received the Healthgrades® Patient Safety Excellence AwardTM for the fifth...
July 23, 2013
Free diabetes and heart screenings in the Verde Valley
Verde Valley residents now have access to free diabetes and heart screening through the Northern Arizona Diabetes – Heart Connection and Diabetes Together programs. Screenings include diabetes risk test, blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol...
July 18, 2013
Take Note Sedona: Natural Approaches to Treat High Cholesterol - Aug. 8
“Natural Approaches to Treat High Cholesterol” is the topic of the next Take Note Sedona Lecture Series sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC). The Thursday, Aug. 8 event will feature cardiologist and lipidologist Kenneth J. Bescak, M.D.,...
July 18, 2013
Camp Verde Health Center community open house - Aug. 7
The Camp Verde Health Center, an outpatient clinic location of Verde Valley Medical Center, is hosting an open house for the community. The free, informative event is 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 7. The center is located at 460 Finnie Flat Rd., between...
July 17, 2013
July Diabetes Support Group: Sleep, glucose and insulin- July 22
“The correlation between sleep, glucose and insulin” is the topic of the July Diabetes Support Group, sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center’s Diabetes Education Program. The free support group is 5 - 7 p.m., Monday, July 22 in VVMC’s Conference...
July 17, 2013
Take Note Cottonwood ? Aortic Aneurysm: The Silent Killer ? July 31
“Aortic Aneurysm: The Silent Killer” is the topic of the July Take Note Cottonwood Lecture Series, sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC). The Wednesday, July 31, discussion features cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon John Schor, M.D. The...
July 12, 2013
Corelia Tom on KAZM radio
Listen to her Music by the Bedside segment here....
July 10, 2013
Susan Baker on KAZM radio
Listen to her Cancer Survivor's Day segment here....
July 10, 2013
$30,000 from state license plate fund benefits Verde Valley women and children
There are more than 30,000 light blue “It Shouldn’t Hurt to be a Child” license plates on the road in Arizona today. Purchasing one of these specialty license plates supports primary child-abuse prevention programs throughout Arizona – programs...
July 8, 2013
Take Note Sedona - Know Your Supplements: The Dos and Don'ts - July 11
“Know Your Supplements: The Dos and Don’ts” is the topic of the July Take Note Sedona Lecture Series sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC). The Thursday, July 11, event will feature Susan Wilkinson, M.D. The lecture begins at 5 p.m. at the...
July 1, 2013
Verde Valley Medical Center undergoes rigorous survey, earns national quality-based accreditation
Verde Valley Medical Center’s commitment to quality care was reaffirmed when the hospital once again received national accreditation from DNV Healthcare, the newest Medicare-certified hospital accreditation organization. The accreditation...
June 27, 2013
Northern Arizona Healthcare welcomes new vice president of Human Resources and Education
After a nationwide search, Northern Arizona Healthcare (NAH) has selected Ann Bollone, B.A., M.B.A, to serve as the vice president of Human Resources and Education. With nearly 30 years of human resources experience, Bollone brings a strong...
June 20, 2013
Verde Valley Medical Center graduates first group of physician residents
In 2010, Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC) made a decision to become a teaching hospital for tomorrow’s physicians. Today, VVMC is proud to announce the graduation of its first group of Internal Medicine physician residents. The graduation ceremony...
June 20, 2013
VVMC once again awarded 'A' grade for patient safety and quality of care
For the second year in a row, Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC) has been awarded an ‘A’ grade for patient safety and quality of care by the Leapfrog Group based on 26 different measures of safety. VVMC was recognized by the Leapfrog Group for its...
June 19, 2013
Become a hospice volunteer: Northern Arizona Hospice offers summer volunteer training in July
Northern Arizona Hospice announces its summer training program for individuals interested in becoming a hospice volunteer. The 20-hour program is taught over the course of several days. The first class is scheduled for Saturday, July 13, and includes...
June 18, 2013
June Diabetes Support Group: Diabetes and eye conditions - June 24
“Diabetes and Eye Conditions” is the topic of the June Diabetes Support Group, sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center’s Diabetes Education Program. The free support group is 5 - 7 p.m., Monday, June 24 in VVMC’s Conference Rooms B and C, 269 S....
June 18, 2013
VVMC and Heart & Vascular Center offers advanced heart imaging
The Heart & Vascular Center of Northern Arizona (HVCNA) at Verde Valley Medical Center offers advanced imaging procedures of the heart. Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE) uses sound waves to create high-quality moving pictures of the heart...
June 18, 2013
VVMC in national spotlight; recognized with highest achievement award from the American Heart Association
Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC) has been awarded the 2013 Get With The Guidelines®– Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. The award recognizes VVMC’s exceptional efforts in treating heart failure...
June 14, 2013
Fit Kids' Matt Leversee on KAZM radio
Check out Matt's segment here....
June 5, 2013
Jack Wylie, M.D., on KAZM radio
Listen to Dr. Wylie's lecture here....
June 5, 2013
Cancer screenings result in multiple referrals for additional care
Arizona’s claim to fame is its more than 300 days of sunshine per year, which also brings to light the importance of skin cancer screening. In May, National Skin Cancer Awareness Month, the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare in Flagstaff...
June 4, 2013
Cancer screenings result in multiple referrals for additional care
Arizona’s claim to fame is its more than 300 days of sunshine per year, which also brings to light the importance of skin cancer screening. In May, National Skin Cancer Awareness Month, the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare in Flagstaff...
June 4, 2013
Northern Arizona Healthcare named top performing healthcare system in U.S., as reported by Modern Healthcare
Northern Arizona Healthcare is among the nation’s top performing healthcare systems in the U.S., as reported in Modern Healthcare. The April 15 publication listed Northern Arizona Healthcare (NAH) as being ranked in the top 20 percent of more than...
June 4, 2013
Take Note Cottonwood: Oh, My Aching Head ? June 26
“Oh, My Aching Head” is the topic of the June Take Note Cottonwood Lecture Series, sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC). The Wednesday, June 26, discussion features neurologist David “Mark” Llewellyn, M.D. The lecture begins at 5 p.m. in...
June 4, 2013
Take Note Sedona: What parents and teens need to know - June 13
What parents and teens need to know is the topic of the June Take Note Sedona Lecture Series sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC). The Thursday, June 13, event will feature Andrea Gonzalez, M.D. The lecture begins at 5 p.m. at the Sedona...
June 3, 2013
Neurologist Mark Llewellyn, M.D., joins Verde Valley Medical Center
Neurologist David “Mark” Llewellyn, M.D., recently joined Verde Valley Medical Center Neurology, a service of Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC). Dr. Llewellyn joins neurologist Elwood Hopkins, M.D., at the clinic, located at 450 S. Willard St.,...
May 29, 2013
Cancer survivors? annual celebration of life - June 9
The Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare – Sedona is sponsoring “Hawaiian Ho’olaule’a” (hoh oh lau leh’ ah) annual survivors’ celebration to honor individuals throughout the Verde Valley who are living with and beyond cancer. The celebration...
May 13, 2013
May Diabetes Support Group: The best and worst food choices - May 20
The best and worst food choices is the topic of the May Diabetes Support Group, sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center’s Diabetes Education Program. The free support group is 5 - 7 p.m., Monday, May 20 in VVMC’s Conference Rooms B and C, 269 S....
May 13, 2013
VVMC offers Music by the Bedside - therapeutic music to patients
Verde Valley Medical Center now is offering Music by the Bedside – a therapeutic music program for patients. Live therapeutic music helps patients focus on something besides their illness, encourages relaxation and reduces stress. For three hours a...
April 29, 2013
Free skin cancer screenings in Flagstaff and Sedona - May 4
Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare and Northern Arizona Dermatology Center have partnered together to offer free skin cancer screenings on Saturday, May 4. Arizona has a high skin cancer rate; screening is an important way to lower risk of...
April 23, 2013
Verde Valley Medical Center names Susanne Maiden chief nursing officer/vice president of nursing
Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC) recently selected Susanne (Sue) Maiden, R.N., M.B.A., as chief nursing officer (CNO) and vice president of nursing for the organization. Maiden has been serving as the interim CNO/Vice President of Nursing Services...
April 23, 2013
Fit Kids of Arizona celebrates new Cottonwood location
The health of the Verde Valley’s kids took center stage Thursday, April 18, when the Verde Valley Medical Center unveiled its latest effort to invest in community health. Cottonwood Mayor Diane Joens, VVMC Interim President and CEO Barbara Dember,...
April 22, 2013
Take Note Cottonwood: Arthritis hurts, hands down -- May 1
Arthritis Hurts, Hands Down is the topic of the May Take Note Cottonwood Lecture Series, sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC). The Wednesday, May 1, discussion features Orthopedic Surgeon Jack Wylie, M.D., and therapists from EntireCare...
April 18, 2013
Take Note Sedona: No Bones About It - Living with Osteoporosis, May 9
No Bones About It – Living With Osteoporosis is the topic of the next Take Note Sedona Lecture Series sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC). The Thursday, May 9, event will feature Brenda Howland, M.D., and therapists from EntireCare...
April 18, 2013
EntireCare HELPS athletic screening on May 17
Dear parents of the Verde Valley athletes: In 2012, Verde Valley Medical Center’s EntireCare Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Experts teamed up with local healthcare providers to offer athletes in Cottonwood and Camp Verde a comprehensive...
April 16, 2013
April Diabetes Support Group: You have questions; we have answers - April 22
You have questions; we have answers is the topic of the April Diabetes Support Group, sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center’s Diabetes Education Program. The free support group is 5 - 7 p.m., Monday, April 22 in VVMC’s Conference Rooms B and C,...
April 10, 2013
Fit Kids of Arizona opens expanded clinic in Cottonwood; community invited to grand opening
Verde Valley Medical Center and its childhood wellness program, Fit Kids of Arizona, are opening a new larger facility in Cottonwood. The community is invited to the grand opening ceremony at the new location, 637 N. Main St in the Riverfront Commons...
April 10, 2013
Verde Valley Medical Center receives national awards for quality of patient care and satisfaction
Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC) was recently recognized during the fifth annual Amerinet Healthcare Achievement Awards for quality of patient care, safety and patient satisfaction. VVMC was one of only 10 hospitals in the U.S. to be recognized by...
April 10, 2013
Take Note Sedona: The Arizona sun - how to enjoy it safely - April 11
The Arizona Sun – how to enjoy it safely is the topic of the next Take Note Sedona Lecture Series sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC). The Thursday, April 11 event will feature internist Mark Pico, M.D. The lecture begins at 5 p.m. at the...
April 4, 2013
Vectors of Autism film at VVMC April 13
The NAH Education Department is sponsoring Vectors of Autism – Living with Autism. The 50-minute documentary will be shown at 3 p.m., Saturday, April 13 in VVMC’s Conference Room B. The film won the “Heart of the Festival Award” at the 2013 Sedona...
April 4, 2013
Lymphedema Therapy: Reducing Pain -- Head and neck cancer support group
Cancer patients, survivors, families and caregivers are invited to participate in the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare’s Heads Up! support group. Heads Up! is a monthly informal head and neck cancer support group. The next meeting is 1 –...
April 1, 2013
Take Note Cottonwood - Parkinson?s: Keep It Moving - April 9
Parkinson’s: Keep It Moving  is the topic of the April Take Note Cottonwood Lecture Series, sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC). The Tuesday, April 9, discussion will feature neurologist Elwood Hopkins, M.D., Ph.D. The lecture begins...
March 28, 2013
Take Note Camp Verde: Obesity, the dangerous impact -- March 21
Obesity, the dangerous impact on your health is the topic of the next Take Note Camp Verde Lecture Series sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC). The Thursday, March 21 lecture will feature family health physician John Rooney, D.O. The...
March 19, 2013
Harry Alberti, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, speaks to KAZM radio about safety, quality and awards
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March 18, 2013
Kenneth Bescak, M.D., speaks to KAZM radio about lipidology
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March 18, 2013
Samuel Butman, M.D., speaks about heart care and research on KAZM radio
Listen to Dr. Butman's interview....
March 18, 2013
VVMC offers free Diabetes Expo March 26
Verde Valley Medical Center’s (VVMC) Diabetes Education Program is participating in the American Diabetes Association national Diabetes Alert Day by sponsoring a free Diabetes Expo. The Diabetes Expo is 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 26, at VVMC,...
March 18, 2013
Visitation restrictions lifted at VVMC
Due to the decline of influenza and RSV cases nationally and locally, VVMC has lifted its annual visitation restrictions. Effective Friday, March 15, children 12 years and younger will be allowed in the hospital to visit patients. In general and...
March 12, 2013
March Diabetes Support Group: Reducing the risk of heart disease March 25
Reducing the risk of heart disease is the topic of the March Diabetes Support Group, sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center’s Diabetes Education Program. The free support group is 5 - 7 p.m., Monday, March 25 in VVMC’s Conference Rooms B and C, 269...
March 7, 2013
Take Note Camp Verde: Obesity, the dangerous impact on your health
Obesity, the dangerous impact on your health is the topic of the next Take Note Camp Verde Lecture Series sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC). The Thursday, March 21 lecture will feature family health physician John Rooney, D.O. The...
March 7, 2013
Take Note Cottonwood: Shoulder out of order?
Shoulder out of order?  is the topic of the March Take Note Cottonwood Lecture Series, sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC). The Wednesday, March 27, discussion will feature orthopedic surgeon Bradley Williams, M.D., Ph.D. The lecture...
March 7, 2013
VVMC EntireCare hosts Parkinson Exercise Revolution March 28
VVMC’s EntireCare Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Experts and Parkinson Wellness Recovery are hosting the Parkinson Exercise Revolution from 4 – 5 p.m., Thursday, March 28 in VVMC’s Conference Room B, 269 S. Candy Lane. For more information, call...
March 7, 2013
Cancer Centers offer low-cost, take home colorectal cancer screening kits
During the month of March – National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month – the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare are offering take-home colorectal cancer screening kits to promote the need for early detection and diagnosis of this very...
March 6, 2013
Loven Family Run to benefit Verde Valley Hospice Home -- April 6
The 2nd Annual Loven Family Run to benefit the Verde Valley Hospice Home is set for Saturday, April 6 at the Blazin’ M Ranch in Cottonwood. Sponsored by the Loven family and hosted by Verde Valley Medical Center, the event features a family 2K...
March 6, 2013
Take Note Sedona: Insomnia, Depression and Sleep Disorders - March 14
Insomnia, Depression and Sleep Disorders is the topic of the next Take Note Sedona Lecture Series sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC). The Thursday, March 14 lecture will feature psychiatrist and sleep medicine specialist Donald Curran,...
Feb. 26, 2013
Urologists Kurzweil and Campenni join VVMC physician practice group
Urologists Steven Kurzweil, M.D., and Michael Campenni, D.O., are joining Verde Valley Medical Center’s physician practices. Effective March 1, their practice, Black Hills Urology will become Verde Valley Medical Clinic – Urology. The office location...
Feb 25, 2013
VVMC-Sedona Campus upgrades X-ray technology; limited X-ray services Feb. 27 -- March 25
Progressive, state-of-the-art technology upgrades are underway at the Verde Valley Medical Center – Sedona Campus. The facility has invested in the latest X-ray equipment in an effort to provide the best imaging services and latest technology to its...
Feb. 13, 2013
February Diabetes Support Group: Healthy Kidneys, Healthy Lives -- Feb. 25
Healthy Kidneys, Healthy Lives is the topic of the February Diabetes Support Group, sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center’s Diabetes Education Program. The free support group is 5 - 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 25 in VVMC’s Conference Rooms B and C, 269...
Feb. 12, 2013
Healing Hearts and Touching Lives - Cardiac Rehabilitation Week Feb. 10 - 16
Verde Valley residents are invited to learn more about the programs and services available at VVMC for cardiac patients. VVMC’s Cardiology Department is hosting a free informative event Monday, Feb. 11 from 9 – 11 a.m. and 1 – 3 p.m. at VVMC in the...
Feb. 1, 2013
Free diabetes, cholesterol and blood pressure screenings for Verde Valley residents
Verde Valley residents are invited to participate in free diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol screenings through the Take Heart - Heart Disease and Diabetes Screening. The screenings include an American Diabetes Association “Are you at risk?”...
Jan. 31, 2013
VVMC staff and patient's family come together to make the most out of tragic situation through organ donation
Recently, the whole hospital pulled together to support the family of a patient who opted for organ donation following the untimely death of their son. Thanks to the family’s willingness to help others in the midst of their own tragedy and to the...
Jan. 31, 2013
Dr. Alberti's American Hospital Association presentation highlights VVMC's achievements
In addition to being prominently featured in the AHA’s news brief, VVMC is taking center stage on their website. You can see Dr. Alberti’s presentation at http://www.aha.org/advocacy-issues/quality/2013panel.shtml (it begins at the 20-minute mark)....
Jan. 29, 2013
Take Note Cottonwood: Cardiovascular Research in the Verde Valley, Feb. 13
Cardiovascular Research in the Verde Valley is the topic of the February Take Note Cottonwood Lecture Series, sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC). The Wednesday, Feb. 13, lecture will feature interventional cardiologist Samuel Butman,...
Jan. 25, 2013
Take Note Sedona: Natural Ways To Lower Your Cholesterol, Feb. 12
Natural Ways To Lower Your Cholesterol is the topic of the next Take Note Sedona Lecture Series sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC). The Tuesday, Feb. 12 event, will feature cardiologist and lipidologist Kenneth J. Bescak, M.D., F.A.C.C....
Jan. 25, 2013
Verde Valley Medical Center recognized by American Hospital Association; to present in Washington, D.C
Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC) has been selected as a featured hospital at a national conference in Washington, D.C., in late January. The American Hospital Association (AHA) will be hosting an event at the National Press Club to highlight the...
Jan. 22, 2013
VVMC and Cottonwood Recreation Center sponsor Lookin? Good Cottonwood weight-loss competition
Verde Valley Medical Center and the Cottonwood Recreation Center have joined forces to help promote health, exercise and weight loss in 2013. Lookin’ Good Cottonwood is a weight-loss competition designed to promote healthy lifestyle choices, weight...
Jan. 18, 2013
VVMC implements visitation restrictions during flu season
Due to the early start and severity of this year’s Influenza and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) season, VVMC is implementing visitation restrictions effective immediately in all patient-care areas of the hospital. Children under 12 will be...
Jan. 15, 2013
Verde Valley Medical Center names Barbara Dember interim president and CEO
The Verde Valley Medical Center Board of Directors recently selected Barbara Dember, M.H.A., F.A.C.H.E., as interim president and CEO of the organization. Dember joined VVMC in 2009 as the vice president of Professional Services. She is a native...
Jan. 10, 2013
VVMC physician residency program accredited by national association
Verde Valley Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Residency Program has been accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), receiving a five-year approval for the program. After a rigorous review process, the AOA Program and Trainee Review...
Jan. 8, 2013
Take Note Cottonwood - Catch Your Breath: Asthma and Sleep Apnea - Jan. 15
Catch Your Breath: Asthma and Sleep Apnea is the topic of the January Take Note Cottonwood Lecture Series, sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC). The Tuesday, Jan. 15, lecture will feature Pulmonologist Jeffrey E. Arnold, M.D. The lecture...
Dec. 31, 2012
Take Note Sedona: It's a New Year! Time for a New Joint? - Jan. 10
It’s a New Year! Time for a New Joint? is the topic of the January Take Note Sedona Lecture Series sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC). The Thursday, Jan. 10 event will feature orthopedic surgeon Geoffrey H. Cook, M.D. The lecture begins...
Dec. 31, 2012
VVMC_awarded A grade for patient safety and quality of care
Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC) has been awarded an ‘A’ grade for patient safety and quality of care by the Leapfrog Group based on 26 different measures of safety. VVMC was recognized by the Leapfrog Group for its demonstrated commitment to the...
Dec. 13, 2012
Northern Arizona Hospice announces winter volunteer training in January 2013
Northern Arizona Hospice announces its winter training program for individuals interested in becoming a hospice volunteer. The 20-hour program is taught over the course of five days with four-hour sessions taking place Jan. 11, 12, 13, 14 and 17....
Nov. 28, 2012
President James Bleicher, M.D., named recipient of American Hospital Association's leadership award
Verde Valley Medical Center’s President and Chief Executive Officer James J. Bleicher, M.D., M.S., recently was named the 2012 winner of the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Shirley Ann Munroe Leadership Award. The national award recognizes the...
Nov. 19, 2012
VVMC Medical Library open house Oct. 24
Verde Valley Medical Center’s David G. Wells, M.D., Medical Library is hosting an open house for the community to learn about the valuable services offered through the library. The public is invited to stop by VVMC’s main lobby – Main Street – from...
Oct. 18, 2012
Take Note Cottonwood: Breast Cancer 101 -- Oct. 24
Breast Cancer 101: Causes, detection, diagnosis and treatment is the topic of the October Take Note Cottonwood Lecture Series, sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC). The Wednesday, Oct. 24, discussion will feature Medical Oncologist Pamela...
Oct. 8, 2012
VVMC implements new real-time patient tracking system
Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC) has implemented a real-time patient tracking system that provides ongoing updates for family members about a patient’s surgery. The system, called OR Control, allows patients’ families and loved ones to see the...
Oct. 3, 2012
Diabetes Support Group: Why am I so tired all the time? -- Oct. 22
“Why am I so tired all the time?” is the topic of the October Diabetes Support Group, sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center’s Diabetes Education Program. The free support group is 5 - 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 22 in VVMC’s Conference Rooms B and C, 269...
Oct. 1, 2012
VVMC Sleep Center now testing children with sleep issues
The Verde Valley Medical Center Sleep Center recently was accredited by American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) to test and treat pediatric patients as young as 5 years old, in addition to adults and adolescents. The Center is the only accredited...
Oct. 1, 2012
Mammos and Mocktails -- Oct. 2
Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC) and the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare – Sedona (CCNAH-Sedona) are kicking off October National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by hosting Mammos & Mocktails. The free, women-focused event is 4 –...
Sept. 20, 2012
$85 digital mammograms
Verde Valley Medical Center is offering $85 digital screening mammograms during the month of October, in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The mammograms will be available at VVMC – Cottonwood, the Verde Valley Medical Imaging Center and...
Sept. 19, 2012
Free lecture: Taking the mystery out of the Medicare Home Health Benefit -- Oct. 12
Northern Arizona Homecare and Hospice is hosting a free lecture aimed at addressing questions, rules and regulations surrounding the Medicare Home Health Benefit. The lecture is 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 12 in the Si Birch Community Room at the Sedona...
Sept. 17, 2012
VVMC nurse receives Arizona March of Dimes Distinguished Nurse of the Year award
Verde Valley Medical Center’s Stephanie San Felice, R.N., recently was named the Arizona March of Dimes Distinguished Nurse of the Year. This is the highest March of Dimes award given and is awarded to a nurse who demonstrates leadership and...
Sept. 17, 2012
Fit Kids of Arizona opens clinic in Sedona
In response to the growth and expansion of the Fit Kids of Arizona program in Northern Arizona, Fit Kids has opened an additional satellite location in Sedona. The new clinical location is based at Verde Valley Medical Center - Sedona Campus, 3700 W....
Sept. 14, 2012
VVMC's Diabetes Support Group -- Sept 24
“The latest in glucose monitoring technology” is the discussion of the September Diabetes Support Group, sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center’s Diabetes Education Program. The free support group is 5 - 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 24 in VVMC’s...
Sept. 14, 2012
Take Note Cottonwood: Joint Replacement - Sept 26
Joint Replacement – Is it for you? is the topic of the Sept. 26 Take Note Lecture in Cottonwood, sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center. The free lecture features orthopedic surgeon, Jack Wylie, M.D., and orthopedic surgeons from Verde Valley...
Sept. 11, 2012
Free prostate cancer screening: Thursday, Sept. 13
Prostate cancer has a 99-percent survival rate when detected early: Free screening Sept. 13September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare are sponsoring a free prostate screening. The...
Aug. 28, 2012
Sedona Take Note: Alzheimer's or Dementia: Telling the difference-Sept. 11
Alzheimer’s or Dementia: Telling the difference is the topic of the next Take Note Sedona Lecture Series sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC). The Tuesday, Sept. 11 event, will feature neurologist Elwood Hopkins, M.D., Ph.D. The lecture...
Aug. 28, 2012
VVMC offers low-cost women's heart screenings
To help educate and protect women in the Verde Valley against heart disease, Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC) has developed Take Heart – Women’s Heart Wellness and Screening Program to screen for cardiovascular disease. The screening takes only 45...
Aug. 28, 2012
VVMC's Surgical Services Tour and Open House Sept. 15
Verde Valley Medical Center is inviting the public to tour its Surgical Services Department. The informative tour and open house is from 9 a.m. – noon, Saturday, Sept 15.   The tour and open house is intended to give the public a...
Aug. 27, 2012
Take Note Cottonwood: Common Infectious Diseases in the Elderly - Aug. 21
Common Infectious Diseases in the Elderly is the topic of the next Take Note Lecture Series in Cottonwood, sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center. The free lecture features Infectious Diseases Physician Joel Terriquez, M.D. The Take Note lecture is...
August 2, 2012
Take Note Sedona: Nutrition, Cancer and You - Aug. 14
Nutrition, Cancer and You is the topic of the next Take Note Sedona Lecture Series sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC). The Tuesday, Aug. 14, lecture will feature Oncologist Robert Gagliano, M.D., and Dietitian Pam Ing-Dobrota, R.D. The...
July 20, 2012
VVMC makes 100 Great Community Hospitals list
Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC) has been listed as one of the “100 Great Community Hospitals” in the U.S. by Becker’s Hospital Review; one of only three hospitals in Arizona to make the prestigious list. VVMC was recognized by Becker’s for its...
July 19, 2012
VVMC offers comprehensive sports physicals for high school athletes in Camp Verde
High school student athletes in Camp Verde are invited to attend an extensive sports physical clinic coordinated through VVMC’s EntireCare Rehab & Sports Medicine. Local cardiologists, orthopedic surgeons, family care physicians, optometrists,...
July 19, 2012
VVMC's Diabetes Support Group: Diabetes & Foot Health - July 23
Diabetes & Foot Health is the topic of the July Diabetes Support Group sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center’s (VVMC) Diabetes Education Program. The Monday, July 23 support group, featuring Podiatrist Serjik Nazarian, D.P.M., meets 5 – 7...
July 15, 2012
Camp Verde Take Note: VVMC's New Stroke Program - July 18
Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC) is sponsoring the Camp Verde Lecture Series. The July lecture, VVMC’s New Stroke Program, is Wednesday, July 18 and will feature Elwood Hopkins, M.D. The lecture is 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. at the Camp Verde Marshal’s...
June 29, 2012
Lunch & Learn: Meditation Therapies for Cancer Survivors - July 21
In an effort to share relevant information and to offer support to those affected by cancer, the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare – Sedona Campus and Verde Valley Medical Center are hosting a special Lunch & Learn. It is the intent...
June 27, 2012
Take Note Sedona: Tarnishing the Golden Years - Late Life Depression, July 10
Tarnishing the Golden Years – Late Life Depression is the topic of the next Take Note Sedona Lecture Series sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC). The Tuesday, July 10, lecture will feature Donald Curran, D.O. The lecture begins at 5 p.m....
June 18, 2012
Verde Valley Medical Center General Surgeons moves to new location; welcomes new surgeon
Verde Valley Medical Center General Surgeons, a service of Verde Valley Medical Center, opened at a new, convenient location, 199 S. Candy Lane, Cottonwood, on Wednesday, June 6. Verde Valley Medical Center General Surgeons is a physician group that...
June 12, 2012
VVMC earns awards for excellence in customer service for 11th straight year
Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC) once again has been highly recognized by an independent research firm for its success in providing excellent customer service and earning the loyalty of its patients and physicians. VVMC received 18 awards from...
June 12, 2012
VVMC's Diabetes Support Group: Eating to beat the odds - June 25
Eating to beat the odds is the topic of the June Diabetes Education support group, sponsored by Verde Valley Medical Center. The free support group is 5 - 7 p.m., Monday, June 25 in VVMC’s Conference Rooms B and C and features registered...
June 8, 2012
Cancer survivors' annual celebration of life June 24
The Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare – Sedona Campus is sponsoring “Taming Cancer in the Wild West” annual survivors’ celebration to honor individuals throughout the Verde Valley who are living with and beyond cancer. The celebration is...
June 6, 2012
Free skin cancer screenings Saturday, June 23
You don’t have to be a sun lover to be at risk for skin cancer; you just have to live in Arizona.With the longer days of summer quickly upon us, more people will be in the sun soaking up potentially harmful UV rays. When people begin to venture...
June 6, 2012
VVMC coordinates comprehensive sports physicals for high school athletes
More than 100 student athletes attended the extensive sports physical clinic coordinated through VVMC’s EntireCare Rehab & Sports Medicine. Local cardiologists, orthopedic surgeons, family care physicians, optometrists, nurse practitioners and...
May 30, 2012
VVMC and medical staff provide scholarships to Verde Valley high school students
For more than 15 years Verde Valley Medical Center and its Medical Staff each award a graduating senior from the three area high schools a $1,000 scholarship which is mailed to the college of their choice on their behalf. The criteria for applying...
May 26, 2012
Take Note Lecture Series: Surgery - Who You Meet When You?re Asleep
Take Note Lecture Series: Surgery – Who You Meet When You’re Asleep Sedona – June 12 / Cottonwood – June 13 Surgery – Who You Meet When You’re Asleep, is the next Take Note Lecture Series in Sedona and Cottonwood, sponsored by Verde Valley Medical...
May 25, 2012
VVMC earns Get with the Guidelines - Stroke Silver Quality Achievement Award
Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC) received the American Heart Association’s 2012 Get with the Guidelines Silver Quality Achievement Award. To receive the Get with the Guidelines – Stroke Silver Quality Achievement Award, VVMC consistently complied...
May 25, 2012
VVMC's Diabetes Support Group: Eating to beat the odds - June 25
Verde Valley Medical Center’s (VVMC) Diabetes Education Program is reaching out to embrace the diabetic community and their loved ones by hosting monthly diabetes support groups. These local groups provide a supportive and sharing environment for all...
May 22, 2012
Zumbathon to benefit Northern Arizona Hospice - June 2
Looking to practice your dance moves and support a great cause?  Then join the Zumbathon to benefit Northern Arizona Hospice patients and the building of the new Verde Valley Hospice Home. The fun-filled event is 2 – 4 p.m., Saturday, June 2, at...
May 16, 2012
Lunch & Learn: Massage and Reflexology for Cancer Patients and Survivors - May 19
In an effort to share relevant information and to offer support to those affected by cancer, the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare – Sedona Campus and Verde Valley Medical Center are hosting a special Lunch & Learn. It is the intent...
May5, 2012
VVMC's Diabetes Support Group: You have questions. We have answers. - May 21
Verde Valley Medical Center’s (VVMC) Diabetes Education Program is reaching out to embrace the diabetic community and their loved ones by hosting monthly diabetes support groups. These local groups provide a supportive and sharing environment for all...
May 2, 2012
May 16 Camp Verde Take Note: Take Control - Don't Let Diabetes Control You
Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC) is sponsoring the Camp Verde Lecture Series. The May lecture, Take Control – Don’t Let Diabetes Control You, is Wednesday, May 16 and will feature Andrea Gonzales, M.D. The lecture is 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. at the Camp...
April 26, 2012
Take Note Sedona: Know your heart history - May 8
Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC) is sponsoring the Take Note Sedona Lecture Series. The Tuesday, May 8 lecture, Know your heart history – effective communication with your doctors, will feature interventional cardiologist Bruce Peek, M.D.,...
April 16, 2012
Verde Valley Hospice Home's Loven Family Run a Success
Verde Valley Medical Center and Northern Arizona Hospice would like to extend its gratitude to all the sponsors, volunteers and participants for the 2012 inaugural Loven Family Run, held March 31. Close to 250 participants of all ages helped raise...
April 16, 2012
VVMC - Sedona Campus earns American College of Radiology accreditation
The Verde Valley Medical Center – Sedona Campus has been awarded accreditation in computed tomography (CT). The accreditation is the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR accreditation represents the highest...
April 12, 2012
Tickets available for VVMC's 10th Annual Copper Ball at the Enchantment Resort
This year’s gala, “A Trip Around The World,” is sponsored by Dell Systems. The black-tie event will take place Saturday, June 16 at the beautiful Enchantment Resort in Sedona, and will benefit the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare at the...
April 4, 2012
National Doctors' Day
Verde Valley Medical Center is celebrating National Doctors' Day on March 30 and wishes to thank the following physicians for their commitment to providing our community with quality healthcare. ...
March 30, 2012
VVMC' Diabetes Support Group: Managing Stress - April 23
Verde Valley Medical Center’s (VVMC) Diabetes Education Program is reaching out to embrace the diabetic community and their loved ones by hosting monthly diabetes support groups. These local groups provide a supportive and sharing environment for all...
March 30, 2012
Take Note Sedona: Anesthesiology - The Myths, Reality and Sleep - April 10
Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC) is sponsoring the Take Note Sedona Lecture Series. The Tuesday, April 10 lecture, Anesthesiology-The Myths, Reality and Sleep, will feature anesthesiologist Amy Gottschalk, M.D. The lecture begins at 5 p.m. at the...
March 29, 2012
Take Note Camp Verde: Eating to beat the odds - April 18
Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC) is sponsoring the Take Note: Camp Verde Lecture Series. The Wednesday, April 18 lecture, Eating to beat the odds, will feature dietitian Pam Ing-Dobrota, R.D. The lecture is 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. at the Camp Verde...
March 23, 2012
Catwalk for Cancer Care - April 14
In an effort to promote cancer education and awareness, the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare are teaming up with the Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation, to host “Catwalk for Cancer Care”, a fundraiser fashion show. Local boutiques will showcase...
March 21, 2012
Take Note Camp Verde: Arthritis - Treatment Strategies and Interventions - March 21
Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC) is sponsoring the Take Note: Camp Verde Lecture Series. The Wednesday, March 21 lecture, Arthritis – Treatment Strategies and Interventions, will feature orthopedic surgeon Brian Duggan, M.D. The lecture is 4:30 –...
March 15, 2012
Take Note Cottonwood: Tarnishing the Golden Years - Late Life Depression - April 12
Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC) is sponsoring the Take Note Cottonwood Lecture Series. The Thursday, April 12 lecture, Tarnishing the Golden Years – Late Life Depression, will feature Donald Curran, D.O. The lecture begins at 5 p.m. in VVMC’s...
March 15, 2012
VVMC's Diabetes Support group: Communicating with your doctor - March 26
Verde Valley Medical Center’s (VVMC) Diabetes Education Program is reaching out to embrace the diabetic community and their loved ones by hosting monthly diabetes support groups. These local groups provide a supportive and sharing environment for all...
March 8, 2012
Hip and Knee Replacement - Take Note Sedona Lecture Series March 13
Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC) is sponsoring the Take Note Sedona Lecture Series. The Tuesday, March 13 lecture, Hip and Knee Replacement: Keep Moving, will feature orthopedic surgeon Geoffrey Cook, M.D. The lecture begins at 5 p.m. at the Sedona...
March 2, 2012
Verde Valley Medical Center ranked by U.S. News and World Report
Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC) is among the nation’s Best Regional Hospitals, according to U.S. News and World Report. This ranking names VVMC as a best hospital in Northern Arizona. VVMC is one of 247 high-performing hospitals in the U.S. and...
Feb. 28, 2012
Cancer Centers offer low-cost, take home colorectal cancer screening kits
During the month of March – National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month – the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare will be offering low-cost, take-home colorectal cancer screening kits to promote the need for early detection and diagnosis of...
Feb. 24, 2012
Take Note Cottonwood: Understanding and Preventing Colorectal Cancer - March 7
Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC) is sponsoring the Take Note Cottonwood Lecture Series. The Wednesday, March 7 lecture, Understanding and Preventing Colorectal Cancer, will feature Medical Oncologist Pamela Miel, M.D. The lecture begins at 5 p.m....
Feb. 22, 2012
Loven Family Run to benefit Verde Valley Medical Center Hospice Home March 31
The inaugural Loven Family Run to benefit the building of the Verde Valley Medical Center Hospice Home is set for Saturday, March 31 at the Blazin’ M Ranch in Cottonwood. Sponsored by the Loven family and hosted by the Verde Valley Medical Center...
Feb. 13, 2012
Take Note: Healthy Hearts - Sedona Lecture Series Feb. 22
Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC) is sponsoring the Take Note: Sedona Lecture Series. The Wednesday, Feb. 22 lecture, Healthy Hearts, will feature Interventional Cardiologist Samuel Butman, M.D., M.H.A., F.A.C.C., F.S.C.A.I. The lecture begins at 5...
Feb. 10, 2012
Take Note: Healthy Hearts - Camp Verde Lecture Series Feb. 15
Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC) is sponsoring the Take Note: Camp Verde Lecture Series. The Wednesday, Feb. 15 lecture, Healthy Hearts, will feature Interventional Cardiologist Samuel Butman, M.D., M.H.A., F.A.C.C., F.S.C.A.I. The lecture is 4:30...
Feb. 8, 2012
Northern Arizona Hospice announces spring volunteer training in March
Northern Arizona Hospice announces its spring training program for individuals interested in becoming a hospice volunteer. The 20-hour program is taught over the course of five days with four-hour sessions taking place March 3, 4, 10, 11 and 12. Each...
Feb. 3, 2012
VVMC's Diabetes Support group: How diabetes is a risk factor for coronary heart disease - Feb. 27
Verde Valley Medical Center’s (VVMC) Diabetes Education Program is reaching out to embrace the diabetic community and their loved ones by hosting monthly diabetes support groups. These local groups provide a supportive and sharing environment for all...
Feb. 2, 2012
Pet Partners training course offered to benefit patients
Recognizing the healing benefits of animals, Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC) developed the Pet Partners program, which offers patients special visits with therapy dogs. Therapy dogs provide a general feeling of well-being, affection and joy for...
Feb. 1, 2012
Fit Kids of Arizona and Saucony team up to offer kids running program for a second year
In an effort to help children and their families lead healthier and more active lives, Fit Kids of Arizona and Saucony are sponsoring the Fit Kids Run for Good program in local public schools for a second year. Through a $10,000 grant from the...
Jan. 25, 2012
Insomnia and Sleep Apnea - "Take Note" Sedona Library Lecture Series Feb. 8
Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC) is sponsoring the “Take Note” Sedona Library Lecture Series. The Wednesday, Feb. 8 lecture, Insomnia and Sleep Apnea, is the last of three lectures on sleep apnea and related conditions. This lecture will feature...
Jan. 25, 2012
VVMC's Walking Group begins Feb. 4: Promoting exercise and health
Verde Valley Medical Center’s (VVMC) Diabetes Education Department is encouraging those with diabetes to live a healthy, active lifestyle by sponsoring a walking group twice a week. This activity provides an opportunity for all individuals to...
Jan. 23, 2012
Snoring and Sleep Apnea - Take Note Sedona Library Lecture Series Jan. 25
Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC) is sponsoring the “Take Note” Sedona Library Lecture Series. The Wednesday, Jan. 25 lecture, Snoring and Sleep Apnea, is the second of three lectures on sleep apnea and related conditions. This lecture will feature...
Jan. 18, 2012
Cancer Center Lunch & Learn: Alternative treatments for the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation
In an effort to support those affected by cancer, the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare and Verde Valley Medical Center are hosting a special Lunch & Learn event.  The intent of the presentation is to offer hope and encouragement...
Jan. 16, 2012
VVMC's Diabetes Support group: Integrative approaches to diabetes management beyond supplements - Jan. 23
Verde Valley Medical Center’s (VVMC) Diabetes Education Program is reaching out to embrace the diabetic community and their loved ones by hosting monthly diabetes support groups. These local groups provide a supportive and sharing environment for all...
Jan. 16, 2012
VVMC EntireCare sponsors first Amputee Support Group - Jan. 14
Verde Valley Medical Center’s (VVMC) EntireCare Rehab & Sports Medicine is sponsoring a free Amputee Support Group. The first meeting is 10 – 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 14, in Conference Room A, 269 South Candy Lane. Topics will include exercise,...
Jan. 2, 2012