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2008

Brawn Family - FMC's Trauma Center and PICU kept a family from being separated
  With a Level I Trauma Center and a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, FMC has the services to keep families together when emergencies occur.   KAFF radio morning host, Jenny Brawn, her 15-year-old son, Evan, and her 11-year-old daughter,...
Carol Lindsay - Double knee replacements puts Lindsay back in the swing of things
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Don Daley - Comes back to FMC for an encore performance at the Spine & Joint Surgery Center
  After one successful operation at the Joint Surgery Center at Flagstaff Medical Center, Don Daly didn’t think twice about where to turn when he needed surgery again.   Pain in both knees that kept Daly from his everyday activities...
Hiser Twins - Premature babies recieve enhanced care in the Special Care Nursery
  Each year, nationally more than half a million babies are born premature. These babies often need special care and nurturing to thrive. Flagstaff Medical Center’s Special Care Nursery prides itself on caring for the smallest of Northern...
Joe Montoya - Gets a new lease on life thanks to FMC's Level 1 Trauma Center
  One of only seven Level I Trauma Centers designated by the state of Arizona—and the only one in Northern Arizona—Flagstaff Medical Center offers lifesaving care to local residents. Just ask Jose Montoya.   During his lunch break at...
Roddy Lara - Cancer survivor is back in the saddles again
  A world-renowned mule trainer, Flagstaff resident Roddy Lará wasn’t about to let cancer keep him out of the saddle. Fortunately for Lará, the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare at Flagstaff Medical Center was nearby and ready to...
Flagstaff Medical Center and City of Flagstaff Host Community Discussion on Healthcare
Flagstaff Medical Center and the City of Flagstaff are hosting a community discussion on healthcare at 5:30 p.m., Dec. 30 at the Flagstaff Aquaplex. The discussion is part of a nationwide series of forums designed to provide input to president-elect...
Dec. 23, 2008
Employees take spotlight at hospital fundraiser
Dec. 12, 2008 Flagstaff Medical Center’s 48th annual Turquoise Ball, held Dec. 5 at the High Country Conference Center, paid tribute to two of its dedicated workers while raising unprecedented funds for the hospital’s heart and vascular programs....
Dec.12, 2008
Clowns are making young FMC patients smile
Hospitals often can be a scary place for children who are not only sick or injured, but also away from home. Flagstaff Medical Center’s new Caring Clown Program is helping to bring laughter and smiles to its young patients. FMC is joining hospitals...
Dec. 1, 2008
FMC receives national award for organ donation efforts
Flagstaff Medical Center recently was awarded the Medal of Honor by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for its achievements in increasing organ donation rates. FMC is one of only four Arizona hospitals to receive the national...
Nov. 20, 2008
United Blood Services, Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra and FMC kick off holiday blood drive
In an effort to increase donations, anyone who donates blood through United Blood Services during the week of Nov. 17 - 30, will receive a free ticket to one of the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra performances this season. The Flagstaff Symphony...
Nov. 17, 2008
Cancer Center receives $3,000 donation
Kari Plank, race director of the 6th Annual Flagstaff Pumpkin Run, presents a $3,000 to Jeff Axtell, Director of the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare, Flagstaff campus. Also pictured is Bob Magnuson, COO of Perot Systems, who sponsored...
Nov. 1, 2008
Virtual job fair for critical care healthcare professionals
Without stepping out of the house, critical care professionals including nurses and supervisory positions have the ability to explore career opportunities available at Northern Arizona Healthcare, Flagstaff Medical Center, Verde Valley Medical Center...
Oct. 30, 2008
Chris Bavasi elected FMC Board of Director chairman
Christopher J. Bavasi has been elected as chairman of the Flagstaff Medical Center Board of Directors. Bavasi, who is executive director of the Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation Commission, has served on the FMC board since 2001 and on the...
Oct. 24, 2008
FMC designated Cardiac Arrest Center
Flagstaff Medical Center recently was designated a Cardiac Arrest Center by the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma System, and the Arizona Department of Health Services. As a Cardiac Arrest Center, FMC provides comprehensive,...
Oct. 17, 2008
Free breast self-exam instruction classes
Affecting one out of every eight women, breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women. Coconino County has the fourth highest incidence rate of breast cancer among Arizona’s 15 counties. Because the prevalence of breast cancer is so...
Oct. 9, 2008
FMC employees shine in fund-raising efforts
In challenging economic times, one might assume charitable giving suffers. But that is not the case this year at Flagstaff Medical Center (FMC). FMC employees stepped forward in the hospital’s recent annual Making a Difference campaign to help the...
Sept. 23, 2008
FMC hosts Fantastic Voyage
Take a Fantastic Voyage through your body at FMC Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008.  As part of the voyage, kids can learn about nutrition, and how to keep their teeth and eyes healthy, tour an ambulance and the Guardian Air helicopter, watch a...
Sept. 1, 2008
FMC nurse wins March of Dimes Nurse of the Year award
Flagstaff Medical Center nurse Leora “Lee” Harsh, R.N., was awarded the Arizona March of Dimes “Arizona Nurse of the Year” award in the category of Advocacy for Patients. Harsh joined FMC in September 1965 and currently is a nurse in Surgical...
Sept. 1, 2008
FMC offers weight management program and obesity surgery
More than two-thirds of the American population is overweight, and that number rises each year. More than 23 million Americans are considered to be morbidly obese - their target body weight is exceeded by at least 100 pounds. Many of these people not...
Sept. 1, 2008
Robot assisted prostatectomies
William J. Badger, M.D., urologist, recently joined the medical staff at Flagstaff Medical Center. Dr. Badger specializes in robotic-assisted and laparoscopic urologic surgical procedures, including the treatment of pediatric patients. Dr. Badger is...
Aug. 14, 2008
NAH expands cardiovascular services
Northern Arizona Healthcare (NAH) is expanding its progressive and comprehensive cardiovascular program. Through the expansion of the cardiovascular program and the employment of world-class physicians, NAH is embarking on a more regionalized...
Aug. 1, 2008
FMC employees ride walk bike to work
Free bus passes and free lunch are two new programs Flagstaff Medical Center is offering to employees in an effort to promote personal and community health through alternative transportation and to help relieve the stress of rising gas prices. FMC...
July 28, 2008
Michael Smith - After bariatric surgery Michael got his life back
Type 2 diabetes was having a negative effect on the way Michael Smith lived his life. After extensive research, Smith decided bariatric, or weight-loss surgery, was the best way to ensure his well-being.   Joseph City resident Smith, 54, had...
July 2008
FMC is the first hospital in Arizona to Give the Bag the Boot
On June 17, Flagstaff Medical Center became the first hospital in Arizona to “Give the Bag the Boot.” In an effort to promote breastfeeding, the Women and Infants’ Center at FMC, in conjunction with the national Ban the Bag campaign, will be...
June 20, 2008
Flagstaff Medical Center recognized as national leader in patient satisfaction
Flagstaff Medical Center has been recognized as a national leader in patient satisfaction by HealthGrades® – the nation’s leading healthcare rating organization – and is one of only two hospitals in Arizona to receive the 2009 Outstanding...
Feb. 19, 2008
Victoria Rogers - After bariatric surgery, Victoria is living life to the fullest
Weight loss surgery at Flagstaff Medical Center Bariatric Surgical Weight Loss Center helped Victoria Rogers lose nearly 200 pounds, allowing her to be a full participant in the life of her dreams. An Answer at Long Last Rogers, who...
January 2008