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VVMC provides health service centers throughout Sedona/Verde Valley

Radiologist Alan Wilson, M.D., dictates his findings in the new reading rooms of the Medical Imaging Department. The reading rooms now are located in a more private, quiet area of the department.

Radiologist Alan Wilson, M.D., dictates his findings in the new reading rooms of the Medical Imaging Department. The reading rooms now are located in a more private, quiet area of the department.

In addition to the full-service hospital in Cottonwood, Verde Valley Medical Center offers services in a number of other locations throughout the Verde Valley.

Sedona Campus Cancer Center

The Cancer Center at the Sedona Campus provides radiation and medical oncology services with board certified oncologists who utilize some of the most current technologies and equipment for treating cancer patients. Support programs are offered to patients and families, including van transportation service to and from treatments.

The Sedona Campus Cancer Center uses Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), one of the most precise forms of radiation therapy currently available. IMRT has been called the most significant breakthrough in radiation treatments in the past 30 years, and can treat difficult-to-treat tumors found in the spine, head, neck, prostate, liver and brain. IMRT also is useful toward successfully retreating areas that have had previous conventional radiation therapy.

Portal vision imaging (PVI) allows radiation therapists and physicians to better treat cancer patients than they could when using standard radiology film. When treating cancerous tumors, physicians attempt to maximize radiation treatment while minimizing exposure to surrounding tissues. In order to ensure they best target the tumor, imaging is used.

Previously, patients had to wait long periods of time for standard film images to develop, and a radiation therapist and physician had to evaluate the images for proper treatment positioning. The ability to digitally capture a patient's setup and adjust as necessary before each treatment is a critical component toward ensuring accurate outcomes. Now, images are evaluated within seconds, and because the digital images are much clearer than traditional film, they allow for more targeted treatments. Thanks to PVI, patients are better positioned for each treatment, as finer targeting makes it easier to more aggressively radiate tumors.

Emergency department

The VVMC Sedona Campus maintains a 24-hour Emergency department operated by Verde Valley Medical Center. Under the supervision of Medical Director Vince Furry, M.D., the Sedona campus Emergency department is staffed with board certified physicians and an Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certified nursing staff. Through cooperation with the Sedona Fire Department, Guardian Air and other emergency services, EMS personnel provide in-field EKG transmitting and interfacility transport of cardiac patients, among other lifesaving procedures.

Laboratory Services

VVMC-Sedona Campus maintains a fully licensed lab that offers service to the Emergency department and provides full-service laboratory testing to the community, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Medical Imaging

The Medical Imaging department provides X-rays, mammograms, CT scans and EKGs Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. with a physician order. Medical Imaging services are provided 24 hours a day for patients of the Emergency department. The Radiology Reading Room at VVMC Sedona Campus has a CT viewing station connected to the EMed Teleradiology system which allows CT films taken at VVMC to be viewed in the Sedona Campus Reading Room and vice versa.

Specialties

Physicians and medical/clinical specialists are available by appointment, on a rotating basis at the VVMC Sedona Campus. Specialties include allergy, arthritis, dermatology, gastroenterology, interventional pain management, neurosurgery, obstetrics/gynecology, orthopedics, plastic surgery, prosthetics/orthotics, and urology. Please call 928 204-4980 for more information.

Physical Therapy

Licensed physical therapists offer analysis and treatment for any rehabilitation after injury or surgery, or to decrease pain and increase range of motion for chronic degenerative conditions. Rehab services are provided with a physician order and are available through Verde Valley Medical Center's EntireCare Rehab & Sports Medicine Experts.

Camp Verde Health Center

The Camp Verde Health Center is located at 460 Finnie Flat Road in Camp Verde, between the Outpost Mall and Chase Bank. The facility provides quality healthcare services for residents of Camp Verde, Rimrock, Lake Montezuma and surrounding areas.

A private physician, nurse practitioner, and other clinical personnel offer services in internal medicine, laboratory and medical imaging. Diabetes education is offered by appointment only.

For all services, call the main telephone number at 928 567-5257, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

EntireCare Rehab & Sports Medicine

Physical and occupational therapy services are offered five days a week at the Camp Verde Health Center by appointment. Individualized programs are developed to help people reach their fitness goals. For more information, call 928 639-5562.

Village of Oak Creek Health Center

The Village of Oak Creek Health Center is located at 61 Bell Rock Plaza. A nurse practitioner is available full-time, and visiting physician specialists are available on a rotating schedule in the areas of audiology, cardiology, internal medicine and ophthalmology. Laboratory services are available, operated by Lab Corp. For more information, call 928 204-4933.

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