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2010

The Heart & Vascular Center of Northern Arizona and Flagstaff Medical Center: Call to artists
In celebration of American Heart Month in February, The Heart & Vascular Center of Northern Arizona and Flagstaff Medical Center are sponsoring the Heart Art display during Flagstaff’s First Friday ArtWalk on February 4. We are looking for...
Dec. 21, 2010
1,000th cardiothoracic (open heart) surgery performed at Flagstaff Medical Center
Flagstaff Medical Center (FMC) recently reached a milestone of 1,000 open heart surgeries since starting its cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgery program six years ago. This landmark number of cardiovascular surgeries is a testament to the...
Dec. 17, 2010
Media Watch: FMC featured on front page of Daily Sun - Leech therapy helps save man's fingers
Flagstaff Medical Center, Surgeon Jack Quigley and a patient who severed his fingers were featured on the front page of the Dec. 11 edition of the Arizona Daily Sun. The article highlights the use of leeches to help restore circulation to the...
Dec. 13, 2010
Media Watch: FMC featured on front page of Arizona Daily Sun - Freezing Tumors, Saving Organs
Flagstaff Medical Center; Urologist Bill Badger, M.D.; and Radiologist Steve Ward, M.D., are featured on the front page of the Friday, Dec. 10 edition of the Arizona Daily Sun. The article focuses on a new procedure being used at FMC to treat kidney...
Dec. 12, 2010
FMC helps collect medical books to assist physicians in Afghanistan
Flagstaff Medical Center is collecting medical books and reference materials to donate to healthcare providers in Afghanistan in support Operation Medical Libraries. After decades of war, many of the medical libraries, clinics, hospitals and...
Dec. 6, 2010
PICU Holiday Cards are on sale now
Once again, Flagstaff Medical Center’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is offering one-of-a-kind holiday cards designed by PICU patients. The package of 12 cards features three different images and a synopsis about the artist on the back of...
Dec. 2, 2010
Annual visitation restrictions go into effect at FMC Dec. 1
Due to the start of the Influenza and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) season, Flagstaff Medical Center is implementing annual visitation restrictions in all patient-care areas of the hospital beginning Wednesday, Dec. 1. Children 12 and under will...
Nov. 24, 2010
Old Town Shops team up with Cancer Center to support breast cancer patients
The Old Town Shops, located in downtown Flagstaff, presented the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare – Flagstaff with a check for more than $4,500. Several businesses in the Old Town Shops donated a portion of their sales proceeds from...
Nov. 24, 2010
Head and neck cancer support groups: stretching and movement after cancer treatment
Patients and survivors, as well as families and caregivers are invited to participate in the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare’s “Heads Up!” support group. Heads Up! is an informal head and neck cancer support group meeting 1:30 – 3:30...
Nov. 15, 2010
Flagstaff Medical Center invests in School of Nursing
A gift from the Flagstaff Medical Center’s Foundation is expected to enhance Northern Arizona University’s ability to prepare health professionals for patient care. The $82,666 gift will enable Northern Arizona University (NAU) to hire a clinical...
Oct. 27, 2010
Local restaurants support Pregnant Pause
Flagstaff Medical Center would like to recognize Altitudes Bar & Grill and Salsa Brava for attending the 2010 Pregnant Pause and making their award winning concoctions. Each year restaurants compete against each other to create non-alcoholic...
Oct. 11, 2010
CPR and First Aid for Infants
Flagstaff Medical Center’s Childbirth Education Department, in partnership with Flagstaff Public Library, Flagstaff Federated Community Church, FMC Foundation, Forest Highlands Foundation and the Flagstaff Community Foundation, are offering two free...
Oct. 6, 2010
FMC Special Care Nursery Nurse wins regional award
Flagstaff Medical Center (FMC) Registered Nurse Beth Thomas has been recognized as one of the top nurses in the Western United States by Nursing Spectrum Magazine. Thomas, a nurse in FMC’s Special Care Nursery, won in the Mentoring category in the...
Oct. 6, 2010
Media Watch: FMC featured on front page of White Mountain Independent
Flagstaff Medical Center and Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon Steven Peterson, M.D., were featured on the front page of the Oct. 1 edition of the White Mountain Independent. The story featured Show Low resident Charles Griffiths who had aortic...
Oct. 6, 2010
Free seminar: Nutritional Therapy for High Cholesterol Oct. 14
Flagstaff Medical Center and the Heart & Vascular Center of Northern Arizona are hosting a free seminar about Nutritional Therapy for High Cholesterol. Presented by Kenneth Bescak, M.D., F.A.C.C., the seminar is 6-7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 14 at...
Oct. 1, 2010
FMC's Trauma and Emergency departments welcome new directors
Bill Ashland, R.N., recently was named director of Flagstaff Medical Center’s Trauma Services. Ashland has more than 25 years of trauma/nursing experience. Since joining FMC in 1998, Ashland worked as a certified flight nurse with Guardian Air, a...
Sept. 27, 2010
Media Watch: Breast cancer survivor featured in Holbrook/Winslow Tribune News
Winslow breast cancer survivor Petra Velez shares her journey as she battled breast cancer with the help of the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare – Flagstaff and Breast Health Navigator Nancy Foreman. Petra and CCNAH were featured on the...
Sept. 27, 2010
FMC makes a splash with aquatic classes
Flagstaff Medical Center’s Therapy Services Department is supporting the health and well-being of the Flagstaff community through a variety of aquatic classes. Low-impact exercise in a warm-water environment is perfect for individuals of all...
Sept. 20, 2010
Kids can Explore the World of Livin' Science at FMC's Fantastic Voyage
As part of the 2010 Livin’ Science citywide Festival of Science, Flagstaff Medical Center (FMC) will host Fantastic Voyage from noon – 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 25 at the hospital, 1200 N. Beaver Street. This event is designed for school-age children...
Sept. 20, 2010
FMC helps new and soon to be parents with postpartum classes
In the interest of providing excellent care, the Women and Infants’ Center of Flagstaff Medical Center is offering pregnancy and postpartum adjustment groups to new and expecting mothers and fathers dealing with the effects of a pregnancy and...
Sept. 15, 2010
Catch breast cancer early; free breast self exam workshops offered
The Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare – Flagstaff Campus offer free breast self exam workshops. These two-hour workshops teach women how to perform breast self exams and include detailed instructions using specialized models by certified...
Sept. 13, 2010
Make a difference: become a hospice volunteer
Volunteers are the heart and soul of a community and at Northern Arizona Hospice, volunteers are an integral part of the care team. Volunteers work closely with patients and families to provide comfort and ease during the final stages of life. In an...
Sept. 13, 2010
The Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare opens new addition in Flagstaff
In an effort to continue to provide state-of-the-art and compassionate care, the Cancer Center of Northern Arizona Healthcare (CCNAH) - Flagstaff Campus is expanding. To celebrate the expanded facility, the community is invited to attend an open...
Sept. 13, 2010
Prostate cancer has a 99-percent survival rate when detected early
September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare at Flagstaff Medical Center is sponsoring a free prostate screening to provide early detection. The screening is from 4:30 – 7 p.m., Tuesday,...
Sept. 8, 2010
Call to Artists: Bras become art to support breast cancer awareness, early detection
In an effort to increase breast cancer knowledge and promote early detection of breast-health issues, the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare (CCNAH) are showcasing the “Arty-Bra” Project on Oct. 1 at the First Friday ArtWalk in downtown...
Aug. 26, 2010
Bend to mend: Yoga classes offered to cancer patients
The Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare are proud to sponsor YogaTHRIVE! classes. Yoga has helped many people improve their physical and mental health while learning breathing techniques and relaxing positions. The slow and gentle one-hour...
Aug. 4, 2010
Machine Solutions Run for CHC benefits chronically ill and disabled children
For more than 30 years, runners and walkers have enjoyed Flagstaff’s fresh air, pines and high altitude while helping to support the medical needs of children by participating in the Machine Solutions Run for CHC. The annual fund-raiser, which...
July, 26 2010
FMC gives new parents a head start with parenting classes
In the interest of providing excellent care, the Women and Infants’ Center of Flagstaff Medical Center is offering postpartum education classes to new mothers and fathers to provide important information before new babies and parents go home. The...
July 22, 2010
$46,600 from state license plate fund benefits local women and children
There are more than 30,000 light blue “It Shouldn’t Hurt to be a Child” license plates on the road in Arizona today. Purchasing one of these specialty license plates supports primary child-abuse prevention programs throughout Arizona – programs...
June 28, 2010
Take a Time Out in surgery
When you hear the term “time out” what comes to mind? Do you think of a brief stop in play called by a coach or team player in order to communicate with the team?  Time-out periods in sports are often used to determine strategy and make sure all...
June 16, 2010
Visitation restrictions lifted at Flagstaff Medical Center
Due to the decline of influenza and RSV cases nationally and locally, FMC has lifted its annual visitation restrictions. Effective May 1, children 18 years and younger will be allowed in the hospital to visit patients. In general and depending on...
May 1, 2010
Alice Berger, M.D., named FMC 2010 Physician of the Yearyear
Alice Berger, M.D., pediatrician, has been named Flagstaff Medical Center’s 2010 Physician of the Year. Dr. Berger will receive FMC’s 17th annual Healing Excellence and Leadership (HEAL) award at a ceremony on Tuesday, March 30, as part of FMC’s...
March 26, 2010
FMC opens new technologically advanced Cardiac Catheterization Lab
Flagstaff Medical Center has opened a new state-of-the-art Cardiac Catheterization Lab, as part of its commitment to providing the most advanced cardiac care to the residents and visitors of Northern and Central Arizona. The new Cardiac...
March 25, 2010
FMC receives Susan G. Komen for the Cure $50,900 grant
For the seventh year in a row, Flagstaff Medical Center’s Therapy Services Department has received a grant from the Phoenix Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The $50,900 grant will provide treatment to breast cancer survivors who suffer...
March 25,2010
March Off-Highway Vehicle Safety Awareness Month
March 2010 was proclaimed as Off-Highway Vehicle Safety Awareness Month by Flagstaff Mayor Sara Presler. The proclamation is part of an effort to bring awareness about the dangers involved in riding off-highway vehicles and the need for safety...
March 1, 2010
FMC's Bariatric Surgical Program recognized for excellence
Flagstaff Medical Center and two local surgeons reached a major milestone, receiving national recognition as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. FMC’s Bariatric Surgical Weight Loss Center and surgeons, Andrew Aldridge, M.D., F.A.C.S., and...
Feb. 2, 2010
Do You Tweet?
February 1 starts our Tweets for Beats to celebrate Heart Month. Every day in the month of February, Northern Arizona Healthcare and the Heart & Vascular Center of Northern Arizona will be sending a Twitter message to their followers that could...
Jan. 27, 2010
Heart Talk at the First Friday ArtWalk
In celebration of National Heart Month in February, The Heart & Vascular Center of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff Medical Center and the Old Town Shops are sponsoring a heart-felt evening during Flagstaff’s First Friday ArtWalk on Feb. 5. The...
Jan. 20, 2010
Public Notice: The CAMTS will conduct an accreditation site visit of Guardian Air
The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems will conduct an accreditation site visit of Guardian Air on Feb. 4 – 5, 2010. The purpose of the site visit will be to evaluate the program’s compliance with nationally established medical...
Jan. 19, 2010