Healthcare in Yuma
Cardiac wing of Yuma Regional Center
Yuma County is fortunate to have the finest medical professionals and the latest health care technology. Yuma Regional Medical Center is the hub of health care in the desert southwest. Many physicians, dentists, chiropractors and other health professionals offer extensive services in Yuma. From simple dental exams, family vaccinations and checkups to the most sophisticated medical technology available, highly skilled health care professionals are always available.
The 406-bed, not-for-profit health care organization partners with a strong medical provider community to deliver the full spectrum of acute care, medical and clinical services. Yuma Regional Medical Center (YRMC) includes over 2,000 employees, 300 medical providers and hundreds of volunteers.
Driven by the mission “to improve the health and well-being of individuals, families, and the communities we serve,” Yuma Regional Medical Center continues to invest in new facilities, technologies and services. YRMC is almost finished with renovations that have taken years to complete. The facilities not only needed updating, but expansion was necessary to meet the need of the growing community.
The expanded facilities at YRMC include:
- Women & Children Services Center
- Level 3 Neonatal ICU
- Heart Center
- Cardiopulmonary Care Unit
- Outpatient Surgery Department
- Wound Care Center
- Bariatric (weight loss) Surgery Program
- Cancer Resource Center
- Larger Emergency Medical Services Department
See YRMC's video of the construction HERE!
With the relocation of administrative offices, the final portion of the east wing of the hospital was demolished. That cleared the site of the original hospital, built in 1958, to make way for the new, expanded, state-of-the-art Emergency Department.
Construction on the new emergency department has been completed. The new 58,500-square-foot Emergency Department occupies the ground floor of the new building, which is designed as a future tower with four more floors to provide for more space as the hospital (and community) continues to grow. There’s a new front entrance, Emergency Department Lobby, bigger ambulance bays, and two helipads capable of supporting two Blackhawk helicopters.
Care Flight helicopter landing at Yuma Regional Medical Center
Even with so much going on, there is no lack of a caring, welcoming, compassionate environment for patients and their families while meeting their medical needs.
Yuma Regional Medical Center’s Careline offers a free service designed to meet one’s health care needs at the touch of a button. Whether it’s finding a doctor, locating medical services or needing medical advice from a registered nurse, this skilled nursing team is ready to assist anyone who needs help. A free service provided by Yuma Regional Medical Center, the Careline offers free medical advice 24 hours/seven days a week. Call the Careline at (928) 336-CARE (2273).
Being a top performer begins with great employees, and YRMC is no exception. YRMC has been recognized as a top employer at the national and local levels, including the AARP’s Top 50 Places to Work for People Over 50, Arizona State Non-Profit Diversity Champion and the overall award winner of the “Great Place to Work” in Yuma.
The future looks bright for healthcare in Yuma
In partnership with YRMC and HealthSouth, Yuma Rehabilitation Hospital is a 51-bed inpatient physical rehabilitation hospital that features over 18 specialized rehabilitation services and programs. These programs help improve the quality of life for people who have survived illness or injury, and help them return to their prior lifestyles and levels of independence. These programs and services include the following Inpatient Services:
- Rehab Nursing
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Speech-Language Pathology
- Dietary & Nutritional Pathology
- Case Management
Using the latest rehabilitative technology and techniques, the Yuma Rehabilitation Hospital helps individuals achieve their greatest level of function as quickly as possible, so they may return to work, to play and to living a full life.
In addition to these two great facilities, Yuma County is served by many other private practice medical providers.
Learn more about the medical services in Yuma:
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