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2011

Healing yoga classes offered to cancer patients at CCC
The Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare and Coconino Community College are proud to sponsor Yoga Thrive classes. Yoga has helped many people with cancer improve their physical and mental health while learning breathing techniques and...
Dec. 14, 2011
Heart & Vascular Center of Northern Arizona celebrates expanded clinic and offices
The Heart & Vascular Center of Northern Arizona (HVCNA) has expanded its clinic and physician office space at Flagstaff Medical Center. Physicians, hospital staff and community members gathered at an open house on Nov. 30. HVCNA staff and...
Dec. 2, 2011
Flagstaff Medical Center receives silver award from American Heart Association
Flagstaff Medical Center (FMC) recently received the Get With The Guidelines – Heart Failure Silver Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. The Silver Quality Achievement Award recognizes FMC’s commitment and success in...
Nov. 17, 2011
Media Watch: FMC's Lynn Harris, OB nurse, featured on front page of Arizona Daily Sun
FMC OB nurse spearheads FMC's Perinatal Palliative Care program - turning her tragedy into something to help other women. Lynn Harris, who has been an OB nurse at FMC for six years.Harris, who already has a healthy 5 1/2-year-old son, Will, knew...
Nov. 14, 2011
October Arty-Bra events inspire beauty and support breast cancer awareness
Throughout October the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare (CCNAH) fashioned the Arty-Bra project in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness month. The project was displayed at many venues throughout Northern Arizona honoring everyone who...
Nov. 4, 2011
FMC's Special Care Nursery receives HOPE Caregiver Award
Flagstaff Medical Center’s Special Care Nursery received the 2011 HOPE (Honoring Our Professionals for Excellence) Caregiver Award from the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association (AzHHA). FMC stood out among 10 other nominees. The award...
Nov. 1, 2011
Free CPR and First Aid for Infants class Nov. 14
Flagstaff Medical Center’s Childbirth Education Department, in partnership with Coconino County Public Health Services District, Flagstaff Public Library and the Flagstaff Exchange Club are offering a free course in the American Heart Association...
Nov. 1, 2011
More than 150 have a nutritional good time at Fit Kids' event
In an effort to help children and their families lead healthier and more active lives, Fit Kids of Arizona hosted its third installment of the “It’s All About Me!” series in October in Flagstaff. This time, it was “All About Nutrition!” This free,...
Oct. 25, 2011
FMC's Bill Ashland, R.N., Trauma Services director wins Outstanding Hospital Leader award
The Donor Network for Arizona (DNA) recently awarded Flagstaff Medical Center’s Trauma Services Director Bill Ashland, R.N., the Outstanding Hospital Leader award. Ashland received the award for his role in promoting and facilitating organ and tissue...
Oct. 19, 2011
Cancer Center offers free healthy cooking class
The Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare – Flagstaff Campus is offering a free healthy cooking class with Dietitian Cathy Tomasi. The free cooking class is 6 – 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27 at the Cancer Center at Flagstaff Medical Center, 1200...
Oct. 12, 2011
Fit Kids of Arizona and Team USA Arizona team up to bring reduced-gravity to Flagstaff
Fit Kids of Arizona and Team USA Arizona have teamed up to bring the Alter G treadmill to Flagstaff to benefit both Fit Kids clients and Olympic-caliber athletes. The Alter G is a reduced-gravity treadmill that allows the user to literally change the...
Oct. 10, 2011
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. 30, 2011
Mark Lacy, M.D., honored by Infectious Disease Society of America
FMC Physician Mark Lacy, M.D., recently was among 90 distinguished physicians and scientists from throughout the U.S. to become a fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). Fellowships honor individuals who have achieved...
Sept. 30, 2011
Fit Kids of Arizona hosting third It's All About Me - Oct. 13
In an effort to help children and their families lead healthier and more active lives, Fit Kids of Arizona is hosting its third installment of the “It’s All About Me!” series. This time, “It’s All About Nutrition!”This free, fun-filled event is 4 - 7...
Sept. 26, 2011
FMC diabetes education program receives recognition
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recently re-certified Flagstaff Medical Center’s Diabetes Education program with a three-year education recognition certificate. The ADA recognized FMC for meeting national standards for diabetes...
Sept. 26, 2011
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. 7 at the First Friday ArtWalk in downtown...
Sept. 16, 2011
Free CPR and First Aid for Infants classes
Flagstaff Medical Center’s Childbirth Education Department, in partnership with Coconino County Public Health Services District, Flagstaff Public Library and the Flagstaff Exchange Club are offering two free courses in the American Heart Association...
Sept. 8, 2011
Grant targets Sunnyside kids and parents to promote healthy lifestyles
The Kresge Foundation recently awarded a $750,000 grant to North Country HealthCare for the Hermosa Vida – beautiful life – project. North Country HealthCare, Fit Kids of Arizona, Killip Elementary School and many other community partners have teamed...
Sept. 8, 2011
Machine Solutions Run for Children's Health Center tops $17,000 in proceeds
The Children’s Health Center and Flagstaff Medical Center would like to extend its thanks to all the sponsors and participants for the 2011 Machine Solutions Run for CHC, held Aug. 6.  This year, there was a record number of more than 430...
Sept. 8, 2011
5th annual Holes for Heart Care golf tournament Oct. 6
Golfers throughout Arizona are invited to play in the 5th annual Holes for Heart Care golf tournament to benefit the Heart & Vascular Center of Northern Arizona on Thursday, Oct. 6. Held in the pines and cool air of Northern Arizona, this...
Sept. 6, 2011
Prostate cancer has a 99-percent survival rate when detected early; Free screening Sept. 27
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 4:30 – 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept....
Sept. 2, 2011
Arty Bras - Increasing awareness about breast cancer
In an effort to increase breast cancer knowledge and raise awareness of breast-health issues, the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare (CCNAH) is once again sponsoring Arty Bras. This is the third year the bras and artwork will be displayed...
August 18, 2011
Fantastic Voyage
As part of the 2011 Science Illuminates citywide Festival of Science, Flagstaff Medical Center (FMC) will host Fantastic Voyage from noon – 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1 at the hospital, 1200 N. Beaver Street. This event is designed for school-age...
August 16, 2011
FMC once again receives Level 1 Trauma Center designation from the state
Following a detailed and extensive survey by the American College of Surgeons, the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) has granted Flagstaff Medical Center another three-year designation as a Level I Trauma Center. FMC, which has been a...
July 28, 2011
Flagstaff Medical Center undergoes rigorous survey, earns national quality-based accreditation
After a rigorous three-day survey, Flagstaff Medical Center (FMC) has achieved national accreditation from DNV Healthcare, the newest Medicare-certified hospital accreditation organization.  FMC made the decision to pursue DNV accreditation to...
July 25, 2011
2011 Chicks With Sticks Thank You
The FMC Foundation would like to thank all golfers and volunteers for making the second annual "Chicks with Sticks" Ladies Open a huge success. More than $17,000 was raised for The Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare to benefit education...
June 28, 2011
Flagstaff Medical Center awards $6,000 in nursing scholarships
Flagstaff Medical Center recently awarded $6,000 in nursing education scholarships through the FMC Foundation’s annual Nursing Scholarship Awards program. The Nursing Scholarship Awards program is in its 19th year at FMC with 104 scholarships...
June 10, 2011
Continued excellence through continued education: FMC receives CME award
Flagstaff Medical Center’s Continued Medical Education (CME) program recently was presented the C.H. William Ruhe, M.D., Award from the Arizona Medical Association (ArMA). This award recognizes achievement and innovation in continuing medical...
June 8, 2011
Skin cancer screenings: 165 individuals screened, 58 referred for follow-up care
The Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare (CCNAH) along with Northern Arizona Dermatology Center, conducted a free skin cancer screening, Saturday, June 4. The screening took place at CCNAH at Flagstaff Medical Center. Each participant...
June 8, 2011
Flagstaff Medical Center provides support in preventing and managing diabetes
Flagstaff Medical Center’s Diabetes Education Program is reaching out and embracing those affected by diabetes by hosting two educational classes, Diabetes Prevention and Living Well with Diabetes. The classes are designed to provide information on...
June 7, 2011
11th annual Taylor House Century Ride set for Sept. 24
Sponsored by Dell and Absolute Bikes, the 11th annual Taylor House Century Ride will give avid cyclists and citizen riders the opportunity to ride through the amazing views of Northern Arizona while supporting a good cause. As always, the proceeds...
June 1, 2011
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...
June 1, 2011
FMC sponsors Movies on the Square for the 2nd season: Hands-on healthy fun, food and friends
This year, as part of its commitment to the community, Flagstaff Medical Center is sponsoring Movies on the Square. Every Friday evening from May 20 to Sept. 9, gather at Heritage Square and enjoy a free movie and family-friendly activities. As...
May 16, 2011
You don't have to be a sun lover to be at risk for skin cancer; you just have to live in Arizona.Free skin cancer screenings Saturday, June 4.
With the longer days of summer quickly upon us, more people will be in the sun soaking up potentially harmful UV rays. When people begin to venture outside more often and for longer periods of time, it is important to be sun smart and remember that...
May 16, 2011
A Special Day for Special Kids picnic June 11
Any child who spent time in any intensive care nursery at birth, or any child who is a Children’s Rehabilitative Services client, along with immediate family, are invited to a free picnic in the child’s honor Saturday, June 11. A Special Day for...
May 11, 2011
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 Monday, May 1, children 18 years and younger will be allowed in the hospital to visit patients. In general and...
May 2, 2011
FMC receives Susan G. Komen for the Cure $47,400 grant
For the eighth 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 $47,400 grant will provide treatment to those who suffer with lymphedema, a...
April 21, 2011
Free community conference: Cancer 101 - Serving your clients who have cancer
In an effort to enhance the quality of life for cancer survivors, their families and caregivers, the Arizona Cancer Coalition is partnering with the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare (CCNAH) and North Country HealthCare to host a...
April 18, 2011
2nd annual Chicks with Sticks golf tournament benefits breast cancer patients
Flagstaff Medical Center, along with SOBE Life Water and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, is hosting the second annual “Chicks with Sticks” 2011 Ladies Open. Proceeds from this ladies-only tournament will benefit the Cancer Centers of Northern...
April 13, 2011
Media Watch: FMC featured in Arizona Daily Sun's editorial which discusses how state budget cuts will affect healthcare
The Arizona Daily Sun's Sunday, April 10 editorial discussed how state budget costs would affect patients, FMC and other hospitals. The article calls for the state legislators to consider the proposal from the Arizona Healthcare and Hospital...
April 11, 2011
Free CPR and First Aid for Infants classes
Flagstaff Medical Center’s Childbirth Education Department, in partnership with the FMC Foundation, Flagstaff Exchange Club, Flagstaff Public Library and Flagstaff Federated Community Church are offering two free courses in the American Heart...
April 7, 2011
National Doctors' Day
Flagstaff Medical Center is celebrating National Doctors' Day on March 30 and wishes to thank the following physicians for their commitment to providing our community with quality healthcare. ...
March 30, 2011
Cindy Martin, M.D., named FMC 2011 Physician of the Year
Cindy Martin, M.D., has been named Flagstaff Medical Center’s 2011 Physician of the Year. Dr. Martin will receive FMC’s 18th annual Healing Excellence and Leadership (HEAL) award at a ceremony on Thursday, March 31, as part of FMC’s celebration of...
March 28, 2011
Can you hear me now? Free hearing screenings at Flagstaff Medical Center
In an effort to increase awareness about hearing loss, Flagstaff Medical Center’s Audiology Services is providing a free hearing screening clinic, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 13. The free screenings will be located in Audiology Services on...
March 27, 2011
Fit Kids of Arizona hosting second installment of "It's all about Me!"
In an effort to help children and their families lead healthier and more active lives, Fit Kids of Arizona is hosting its second installment of the “It’s all about Me!” series. This time, “It’s all about Exercise!” This fun-filled event is 4 - 7...
March 23, 2011
Catwalk for Cancer Care: A fashion show to benefit local cancer programs
As a contribution to cancer education/awareness and patient support services, the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare (CCNAH) will be teaming up with Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation, to put on a fundraiser fashion show Catwalk for Cancer Care....
March 11, 2011
Fit Kids of Arizona, Team USA Arizona and Kids on the Run team up to offer kids running program
In an effort to help children and their families lead healthier and more active lives, Fit Kids of Arizona, Team USA Arizona and Kids on the Run, are sponsoring the Run for Good program in local public schools. Through a $10,000 grant from the...
March 9, 2011
Diabetes Alert Day March 22: Get screened for diabetes
In an effort to educate the community about the symptoms and risks associated with diabetes, Flagstaff Medical Center, North Country HealthCare, Northern Arizona University, Native Americans for Community Action, City of Flagstaff and the Coconino...
March 7, 2011
Cancer Centers offer low-cost colorectal cancer screenings
The Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare are offering low-cost, take-home colorectal cancer screening kits to promote the need for early detection and diagnosis of this treatable disease. March is National Colorectal Cancer Month and...
March 1, 2011
What Your Jeans Tell About You - How body shape relates to heart health
In celebration of American Heart Month, Flagstaff Medical Center (FMC) and the Heart & Vascular Center of Northern Arizona (HVCNA) are hosting “What Your Jeans Say About You.” Interventional Cardiologist Omar Wani, M.D., will present a lecture on...
Feb. 15, 2011
FMC's Women and Infants' Center receives Lactation Care Award
Flagstaff Medical Center’s Women and Infants’ Center was recognized for providing excellent care and support to new mothers by employing certified lactation consultants. The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) and the...
Feb. 7, 2011
Media Watch - FMC featured on front page of Arizona Daily Sun for innovative disc replacement surgery procedure
Building up some backbone - A trio of pioneering surgeons (Drs. Hall, Hales and Glover) has made FMC a hub for disc replacements for patients and training for surgeons. The article features interviews with patient Henrietta Magana and Drs. Hall...
Feb. 7, 2011
Media Watch: Editorial Celebrates FMC's 75 years
An editorial in the Arizona Daily Sun on Sunday, Feb. 6, celebrated FMC’s 75 years of serving the community. The editorial referenced FMC’s growth since its founding by Dr. Charles and Mrs. Ethel Sechrist and outlined the specialty services now...
Feb. 7, 2011
Media Watch: FMC Celebrates 75 years on the front page of the Arizona Daily Sun
FMC was featured on the front page of the Sunday, Jan. 30 edition of the Arizona Daily Sun. The two stories focused on the role of FMC in the community for the past 75 years and featured interviews with PPACU nurse Mary Dean, pharmacist Chuck...
Jan. 31, 2011
Flagstaff Medical Center celebrates 75 years of providing healthcare to the community
Throughout 2011, Flagstaff Medical Center will be celebrating 75 years of providing quality healthcare to the visitors and residents of Northern Arizona. Dr. Charles and Ethel Sechrist founded the 25-bed Flagstaff Hospital in 1936, at the top Knob...
Jan. 28, 2011
February Heart Month Events in Flagstaff
In celebration of American Heart Month in February, Flagstaff Medical Center (FMC), the Heart & Vascular Center of Northern Arizona (HVCNA) and local businesses are sponsoring several free heart-healthy events throughout the month. The events...
Jan. 25, 2011
FMC Turquoise Ball raffle winner collects $10,000
Lori Stevens, R.N., nursing director at Verde Valley Medical Center, was the lucky winner of the Flagstaff Medical Center Foundation 2010 Turquoise Ball car raffle to benefit children’s programs at Flagstaff Medical Center. The December Turquoise...
Jan. 20, 2011
Prescott pilot undergoes innovative procedure at FMC's Spine and Joint Surgery Center
Prescott resident Jim Sanders is a commercial airline pilot. After years of dealing with back pain, he turned to the Spine and Joint Surgery Center at FMC and Flagstaff Orthopedic Surgeon Donald Hales where he underwent a fairly new procedure in the...
Jan. 3, 2011