Phoenix Children’s Hospital To Add Yuma Location for Specialty Care
(January, 2011) Yuma Regional Medical Center (YRMC) and Phoenix Children’s Hospital have collaborated to bring pediatric care closer to patients and their families in Yuma.
YRMC opened a pediatric sub-specialty clinic in October 2011 with specialists from throughout the state. The addition of Phoenix Children’s subspecialists to YRMC’s existing program greatly expands availability of services in the Yuma area.
“Yuma Regional Medical Center is excited to partner with Phoenix Children’s Hospital to expand care for local patients and families,” said Pat Walz, CEO of YRMC. “This program combines the trust and knowledge of our local pediatricians with the availability of specialty care for more complex pediatric medical needs.”
YRMC’s Pediatric Sub-Specialty Clinic aims to improve access to pediatric specialty care in the Yuma and surrounding communities and therefore eliminate or reduce the need for families to travel long distances to seek specialized care. The following additional Phoenix Children’s specialists are now available:
Yuma Regional Medical Center, 1501 W. 24th Street, Suite 203, Yuma
Nephrology– Bruce Morgenstern, MD
Neurology –Beth Haynes, MD (beginning March 2012)
Rheumatology – Kaleo Ede, MD; Michael Shishov, MD
Urology – Robert Bailey, MD; Michael Nguyen, MD; Zachary Zuniga, MD
Location - TBD
Orthopaedics - Lee Segal, MD
Phoenix Children’s is currently scheduling appointments for the Yuma Center beginning in January, 2012. Neurology, Urology and Orthopaedics will hold monthly clinics Nephrology and Rheumatology will hold quarterly clinics. By appointment only (call for select days and hours): toll free (855) 372-0664.
About Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Phoenix Children’s Hospital, ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals, is Arizona’s only licensed children’s hospital, providing world-class care in more than 40 pediatric specialties to children from throughout the state and region. Phoenix Children’s is in the midst of a major expansion to meet the needs of the Southwest’s rapid population growth. The signature element of the expansion is a new 11-story, 750,000-square-foot tower which will enable the hospital to grow from 426 licensed beds today to a total of 626 licensed beds once the project is complete. The hospital’s expansion also includes an aggressive physician recruitment effort and new satellite centers in high growth areas of the Valley.