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Wendy Dunlap had been a caregiver for her late husband while he was suffering from dementia. She is a mother, and she had worked in healthcare and as a police officer. She had spent her life in various roles caring for others. She had not prepared to be the one in need of care. In September 2014, Dunlap visited Kingman Regional Medical Center’s emergency room with left arm numbness. She quickly learned that her right carotid artery was 98% blocked. Dunlap was sent to Phoenix, where she underwent surgery to…
KRMC Cancer Center has become the first in the region to use an innovative new cancer treatment. IMLYGIC® is an FDA-approved therapy used to treat advanced melanoma (a type of skin cancer) when it cannot be treated with surgery. “[IMLYGIC®] is a unique therapy, says Dr. Rivera, Medical Oncologist, “it delivers treatment directly to cancer cells.” Rather than an infusion treatment such as chemotherapy, IMLYGIC® is injected directly into a melanoma lesion. The Cancer Center has specially trained nurses to administer this treatment. The first two treatments are given three…
The Arizona Partnership for Immunization (TAPI) has honored KRMC’s Joshua Tree Pediatrics with three distinct awards in recognition of the practice’s immunization success. TAPI has awarded Joshua Tree with both the Daniel T. Cloud Outstanding Practice Award for both their toddler and teen vaccination rates. Joshua Tree pediatrician Dr. Lyanna LaFredo also personally received a TAPI Big Shot award for her high rates of immunization and her efforts in vaccine education within the community.
It has been almost nine months since my husband, Paul, came home from a month in KRMC. Last July my husband was rushed to the hospital with what I had first thought was a stroke. By the time he reached the ER in the ambulance (less than 5 minutes) we knew something else must be wrong. Thanks to Dr. Gochoco in the ER, they quickly pinpointed probable meningitis and started treatment for it immediately.
Most people are familiar with joint replacement surgery – a procedure which removes damaged parts of a joint and replaces them with new, man-made parts. In fact, many people find themselves considering joint replacement as they age. The procedure can help relieve pain and improve mobility. The impact of regular life and sports activity can take a toll on your joints, including hips and knees – which are the most commonly replaced joints. Arthritis and previous injuries such as fractures or ligament tears may also contribute to the need for…
April 22 - 28 is National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week as recognized by the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) and the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). Lab Week spotlights the diligent work of medical laboratory professionals that often goes unseen. This year’s theme, “Laboratory Professionals Get Results” highlights the importance of clinical laboratory professionals in quality health care.
In honor of National Volunteer Month, Kingman Regional Medical Center will host a Volunteer Fair Tuesday, April 24th, from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in the hospital’s cafeteria at 3269 Stockton Hill Rd. The event will honor all KRMC volunteers and will feature a Volunteer of the Year ceremony to recognize one outstanding volunteer. Attendees can get more information about what it means to be a KRMC Volunteer. Enjoy refreshments while you chat with current volunteers, and apply to volunteer yourself!
Kingman Regional Medical Center celebrated National Doctors’ Day on Friday, March 30th by selecting a Physician of the Year. Voting was open to the entire hospital and medical staff, who chose Dr. J. Cruey Spencer as 2018 Physician of the Year. As a hospitalist, Dr. Spencer oversees the care and treatment of hospitalized patients with a range of conditions. Dr. Spencer has been a member of KRMC’s medical staff since 2000, serving on various committees in addition to his practice. Of his patient care approach, he says, “I always try…
Cancer that starts in the colon or rectum (called colorectal cancer) is the third leading cause of cancer-related death among men and women in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society, one in 22 men and one in 24 women will develop colorectal cancer in their lifetime. Many people may not realize that colorectal cancer is largely preventable. This is because it almost always starts as an abnormal growth in the colon (called a polyp) that can be easily detected and removed before it turns into cancer. You…
Kingman Regional Medical Center has completed the months-long renovation process for the expansion of its cancer center. KRMC partnered with local construction firm, T.R. Orr, and Arizona- based Morfeld Ray Architects for the renovation, breaking ground on the project in May, 2017. Already the largest cancer treatment center in northwest Arizona, the KRMC Cancer Center has doubled in size, expanded its chemotherapy suites, and purchased an additional linear accelerator for radiation therapy, called TrueBeam®.
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