Rim Country Medical Care

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Payson Regional Medical Center

Payson Regional Medical Center was recognized as one of the top 100 hospitals in the country earlier this year. PRMC is a 44-bed, acute care hospital committed to providing quality, patient-centered care.

This is the fourth time PRMC has been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics, formerly the health care business of Thomson Reuters, in recognition for excellence in clinical outcomes, patient safety and satisfaction, financial performance and operational efficiency.

The hospital is the anchor for the Rim Country’s health care community. It can trace its roots back to a small clinic funded and built through the efforts of both pioneer and new residents.

It now has more than 115 skilled physicians and allied health practitioners representing a variety of specialty areas to meet the needs of the growing community and to support good health at all stages of life

PRMC’s services include:

• Cardiac services (Telemetry, Cardiac Stress Test)

• Cardiopulmonary/respiratory (EKG, Aerosol Therapy, Artoid Blood Gas Analysis, Peak Flows)

• Emergency care– 24 hours a day, seven days a week; with a commitment for a patient to be seen within 30 minutes of arrival by a medical professional.

• Intensive care unit

• Imaging services (Inpatient and outpatient, 40-slice CT scanner, PET – Lithotripsy?– MRI?– Nuclear Medicine?– Telemedicine/Tele-radiology?– Ultrasound?

• Labor and delivery

• Laboratory

• Surgery

• Radiation Oncology

•Rehabilitation (Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy)

For the Community:

PRMC also offers an array of outpatient services and specialty clinics including outpatient imaging, bone densitometry, diagnostic x-rays, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, nuclear cardiac stress testing, CT and PET scans, MRI, family practice, pediatrics, ENT, physical therapy and rehabilitation services, and orthopedic surgery.

Telemedicine

Telemedicine integrates online communication and digital videoconferencing to enable face-to-face consultations with physicians, patients and specialists in Tucson, as well as specialists throughout the state and country, if necessary.?

Senior Circle

Senior Circle is a membership program committed to enriching the lives of adults age 50 and better. For just $15 a year a?member receives a generous selection of valuable discounts on health care goods and services; social activities and events; travel opportunities; exercise and wellness classes; in-hospital privileges and much more.?

Call (928) 472-9290 for more information.

Healthy Woman

Healthy Woman is a free community resource designed to empower women with the knowledge and confidence to make informed health care and well-being decisions for themselves and their loved ones. For more information, call (928) 472-9290 or register for free at www.HealthyWomanOnline.com.

Complementing the work of PRMC are long term care and residential care facilities: Payson Care Center; Rim County Health Community; Powell House; and Frontier House, along with Hospice Compassus.

Several home health services, including PRMC’s, also provide assistance to residents in need of medical help in the comfort of their residences and there are also businesses offering non-medical help for clients with limited mobility or other disability.

Payson Care Center

Payson Care Center is one of the state’s premier providers of senior health care. With more than 20 years of service to the Rim County community, the nursing home facility offers total elderly care. Residency affords many advantages, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, physical, occupational and speech therapies. The nursing home campus is conveniently located opposite Payson Regional Medical Center. It is also adjacent to many physicians’ offices and pharmacies.

Samuel G. Loveless has joined Payson Care Center as its new executive director.

“Sam was a natural choice for us as executive director for Payson Care Center,” said Matt Ham, regional vice president of Life Care Centers of America’s Mesquite Region, of which Payson Care Center is a part. “He has a strong drive and passion for giving the best care possible to each resident he serves. His life and work missions are in sync, and he brings a lot of energy to this new role.”

Loveless comes to Payson Care Center from Garden Terrace Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence in Salt Lake City, Utah, another facility operated by Life Care Centers of America.

As for the future — Loveless said look for some big changes in the facility. Over the next two years, Life Care Centers of America will be making major improvements to Payson Care Center’s access and aesthetics, both outside and in. There will be expansion to the exterior and rearranging the space assignments inside, he said.

Rim Country Health and Retirement Community

Rim Country Health and Retirement Community is among an elite group of skilled nursing facilities in Arizona. For the second year in a row in 2012 it was been given a 100 percent quality rating by the state of Arizona.

The rating is the result of a very rigorous inspection, which investigates every aspect of nursing homes to determine the quality of the care provided, the environment, the food, the activities, the facility and more.

Owner Harvey Pelovsky talked with the Roundup about the inspection and the rating.

“Each facility in the state is inspected every 15 months. The state comes in with the objective to find problems and deficiencies,” he said.

The facility’s personnel must then submit a plan of correction for any citations and make the required improvements within 30 days.

“In my 30-plus years in the business I have never known of any facility to have two years with no deficiencies. A director of nursing at another facility asked if I knew how few get this kind of rating,” Pelovsky said.

Rim Country Health and Retirement Community has actually earned an “A” rating for three consecutive years, he said. It had a 94 percent in 2009, 100 percent in 2010 and now another 100 percent for 2011.

Rim Country Health employs more than 120 people including staff for three shifts; weekend, part-time and fill-in personnel.

Powell House

Powell House combines retirement living with comfort and luxury in a beautiful independent setting. The variety of services and programs at Powell House, including Assisted Living, Companion Living and Respite Care, fulfill the residents’ needs. ??Whether someone is active and likes to have a full social calendar, or prefers to relax and takes things more slowly, the varying levels of service and activities accommodate each resident’s lifestyle. The Powell House residence offers seniors the opportunity to enjoy a relaxing atmosphere free from the daily worries associated with living alone. At Assisted Living Concepts, we provide a high level of service with a personal and caring touch.

Services provided include: housekeeping; laundry service; linen service; maintenance service; medication assistance; newspaper delivery; personal care services; postal services; scheduled transportation; and wellness program.

Frontier House

The Frontier House offers 24-hour private skilled care and assisted living provided in a residential setting. 

The owners, managers, and staff of Frontier House know the difficulties a family faces when a loved one can no longer live alone. The staff is dedicated to quality of life for each and every person, are selected and trained to meet the goals of providing exceptional care around the clock.

A low client to caregiver ratio allows individualized care for the comprehensive needs of each client.

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