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Hospital District #1 presents YRMC with $20,760.58

The Hospital District #1 of Yuma County recently presented Yuma Regional Medical Center (YRMC) with a check for $20,670.58, funds that will allow the community hospital to purchase resources that will enhance the health and comfort of its patients.

The Hospital District #1 of Yuma County recently presented Yuma Regional Medical Center (YRMC) with a check for $20,670.58, funds that will allow the community hospital to purchase resources that will enhance the health and comfort of its patients.

"The Hospital District board asked YRMC’s nurses and other care providers to identify some of the hospital’s current needs, items that were not covered by the normal budget, but that are certainly needed by patients," said John Minore, board vice-chairman. "The District Board is pleased to know that these purchases will touch the lives of countless Yuma County residents when they receive care at our hospital."

The $20,670.58 will be used by YRMC to purchase the following:

Video scope for throat examination (Emergency Department): $11,000

Scales for weighing newborns (Labor and Delivery): $5,500

Device for lifting maternity patients (Labor and Delivery): $2,147

Purchase of wheelchairs (hospital wide): $2,024.58

"The Hospital District always has the best interest of patients and our hospital in mind," said Dr. Robert Trenschel, President and CEO of YRMC. "That community-minded dedication and generosity is what makes Yuma such a wonderful place to live. YRMC greatly appreciates this financial support, which will be used to benefit our hospital’s number-one priority – our patients."

The Hospital District #1 of Yuma County owns the Yuma Regional Medical Center property. It leases the hospital campus to YRMC, a private non-profit corporation, to provide hospital care to the Yuma community.

The district, which was established in 1956, includes all of Yuma County except a small area through Hyder. While the district has the authority to collect tax, no tax has ever been collected. YRMC relies solely on patient revenues for funding.

A five-member board elected at-large by popular vote governs the district. Their purpose is to provide for the operation and maintenance of hospital facilities and assure it operates in the best interest of the residents of the district.

Yuma Regional Medical Center is a 406-bed, not-for-profit hospital dedicated to providing outstanding medical care to the residents of Yuma and the surrounding communities in southwestern Arizona. The YRMC team includes over 2,000 employees, 300 doctors and hundreds of volunteers who work closely together to create a welcoming, caring, and compassionate environment for patients and their families.

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