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Since 1913, Cobre Valley

Regional Medical

Center (CVRMC) has

provided health services to

Globe-Miami. More than a

century later, CVRMC continues

to grow with the changing

needs of the population it

serves, providing care to the

region of the Copper Corridor

and the communities of Tonto

Basin, Young, and Roosevelt,

located north of Globe-Miami.

The strength of CVRMC is

the focus on five areas which

include the patient experience,

people, growth, community,

and financial stewardship.

CVRMC holds themselves

accountable for providing

compassionate, quality, patient-centered

care. Their earnest

responsibility is to grow

medical services according

to the needs of the population

and they take to heart their

social and public responsibilities

as healthcare leaders to

be engaged with the communities

they serve and to be responsible

for the planning and

management of their financial

resources.

For CVRMC, 2019 brought

about many changes, additions,

and on-going programs.

The staff of CVRMC continued

several training classes in

communication and empathic

interaction. Every new hire,

medical intern, and contracted

worker participated in customer

service training and evaluations

continued to be based on

standards of performance. Dr.

Ring and Dr. Werrell of the

Providing health services for a century

Red Rock Clinic became

providers of CVRMC

and the CV Tonto Basin

Clinic opened for service.

The new Skin Clinic

provides removal and

biopsies for any unusual

growth. For patients on

dialysis, in-patient dialysis

was implemented this

past summer, eliminating

the need to be transferred

to another facility.

Pharmacy services were

implemented at the CV

Kearny Clinic when the

only pharmacy in town closed

its doors. The addition of the

Observation Unit has been

beneficial for patients, allowing

physicians to monitor their

health condition before admitting

them to in-patient status

or, if their condition improves,

discharging them home.

Medical equipment continues

to be a priority for

CVRMC. Two hyperbaric

chambers were added to the

Wound Clinic services to deliver

advanced treatment for

difficult wounds. An additional

C-Arm was purchased for surgical

procedures, a blood gas

analyzer, a “Phaco” machine

for cataract surgeries, stress

test equipment, an additional

ultrasound machine, and updated

wheelchairs.

CVRMC is not sitting back

in regards to the treatment of

cancer. Chemotherapy is now

offered at the hospital and has

been steadily growing in patient

volume. The radiation

building located on the hospital

campus has

been purchased

by

CVRMC to

begin radiation

treatments

by

March of

2020. The

purchase of

the “Halcyon” radiation machine

is the latest and most

precise technology used to destroy

cancer cells. CVRMC

will be the first hospital in the

state to acquire this top-of-theline

technology to benefit those

who are currently traveling

great distances over long periods

of time for radiation treatments.

The purchase of the “Hologic”

3D mammography machine

will provide the earliest detection

of breast cancer. Hologic

takes previous mammography

one step further and will produce

an image 30% higher in

resolution which will increase

the detection of breast cancers

earlier and reduce the number

of false positive studies. Patients

who are diagnosed with

breast cancer, and most other

types of cancers, will now be

able to receive all their care at

CVRMC.

CVRMC’s Physicians and

Physician Assistants of Family

Practice, Orthopedics, General

Surgery, OB/GYN, Pediatrics,

Podiatry, Oncology/Hematology,

Cardiology, Internal Medicine,

Radiology, and Emergency

Medicine continue to rise to

the expectations and needs of

the population of the service

area. Directors and Managers

maintain the highest standards

in all the ancillary, surgical,

therapy, and in-patient services

provided by CVRMC. Infection

rates continue to be significantly

below the state and

national averages while all surgical,

cath lab, ancillary, therapy,

and in-patient numbers are

on the rise.

CVRMC is currently upgrading

their electronic medical

record to Meditech Expanse

and is scheduled to “go live” in

June of 2020. A user-friendly

enhancement to Meditech Expanse

called Jellyfish, will enable

patients to self-schedule,

receive appointment reminders

via text messages and apps,

2-way patient messaging, and

many other features which will

increase patient control and

communication.

While many rural hospitals

across the nation are closing

and facing high rates of

negative operating margins,

CVRMC continues to operate

in the black and is constantly

assessing the healthcare

needs of the region. The accomplishments

CVRMC has

made in 2019, and will continue

to make into 2020, are

a direct result of a dedicated

and compassionate workforce,

a steadfast Board of Directors,

and strong supporting management,

who are all focused

on one mission – The mission

of your health provided with

quality, efficiency, and compassion.

4 Gateway to the Copper Corridor 2020

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