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State-of-the-art hospitals, outpatient facilities, urgent care options and ancillary providers are complemented by a wide range of specialists. The newest technologies and modern facilities make the Colorado River valley a great place to live for people of all ages.

Western Arizona Regional Medical Center–Bullhead City

The opening of a hospital in Bullhead City came from a vision set forth by a group of community leaders known as the Colorado River Valley Community Hospital Association back in the early 1980s. By January 23, 1984, their vision materialized into the 36-bed Bullhead Community Hospital that opened to meet the growing healthcare needs of the residents of the area. It did not take long for the hospital to double size in 1988, was again expanded a decade later to 98 beds when it took on a new name, Western Arizona Regional Medical Center. Today, 25 years later, the 139-bed hospital continues to grow, change, add technology and prepare for the future.

One of the greatest assets of any business is the people working there. The hospital’s team of employees, physicians and volunteers focus on caring for the people in our river communities every day. WARMC has more than 700 employees, a medical staff of 100 physicians and a volunteer force of over 110 individuals who dedicate thousands of hours to helping patients. WARMC is the largest employer in Bullhead City/Mohave Valley, with an economic impact of more than $60 million annually. Millions of dollars have been spent on technology and expansion projects that are critical to meeting the demands of a growing area.

Improving the quality of life in the region is a commitment WARMC embraces. Its employees, physicians and volunteers donate thousands of dollars and hours of volunteer time to improvement projects, charitable organizations and schools to help make a difference. Keeping up with technology and advancements in services is another key to WARMC’s growth. Over the years, the hospital has opened the area’s largest Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit, the only free-standing Surgery Center, an Open MRI and other technology.

WARMC knows it is important to have qualified physicians serving our communities. Over the years, WARMC has recruited physicians to complement the growth of the area and shortage in many medical specialties. WARMC boasts a qualified medical staff and will continue bringing new physicians to the area.

2012 continues to be promising for WARMC, as plans call for a $3.2 million expansion of the cafeteria which will include a larger kitchen area as well as meeting space. WARMC will continue to recruit physicians and look at service lines that will best benefit the growing community. For more information, call (928) 763-0222 or visit www.warmc.com.

Valley View Medical Center–Fort Mohave

Valley View Medical Center is the tri-state area’s fastest-expanding hospital. It is a full-service, state-of-the-art medical campus with around the clock emergency department, including an on-site air ambulance helicopter. The affiliated medical staff includes many specialists. Valley View has the only inpatient hospital pediatric unit in the Bullhead City-Laughlin-Needles area. Most major private and public insurance programs are accepted.

Valley View is licensed as a 90-bed hospital with all private rooms equipped with cable television, including a special patient information channel.

Expanded services include a wound care center with hyperbaric therapy, home health, PET/CT for cancer detection and board-certified gastroenterology care (with two new procedure suites).

Valley View has six surgical units and a 12-bed outpatient care unit. A 12-bed critical care unit provides a wide range of life-supporting therapies for critically ill patients. It is adjacent to the hospital’s high-tech cardiac cath lab.

Spacious labor and delivery suites are more hotel like than hospital rooms. Each room features a fold-out bed so that a family member can comfortably spend the night.

The inpatient and outpatient radiology and imaging center has 4D ultrasound, 16-slice CT-Scan, 1.5 Tesla MRI, digital mammography and nuclear medicine programs that are the envy of big-city hospitals. The 12-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit provides a full range of physical, occupational and speech therapy services, including an outdoor therapy courtyard. The outpatient rehab complex adjacent to the hospital even includes a fitness pool for aquatic therapy.

Valley View is an active participant in many tri-state area community activities. The hospital is just south of Bullhead City and a short distance from Laughlin and Needles. It is approximately two miles from the point where Arizona, California and Nevada all come together. The hospital is located at 5330 S. Highway 95 in Fort Mohave.

Additional information is available at (928) 788-CARE (2273), toll-free at (800) 371-2520 or online at www.valleyviewmedicalcenter.net. Employment opportunities are also posted online.

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