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Remembering Dr. Emilia Matos

YRMC mourns the loss of a beloved longtime pediatrician

 It is with great sadness that Yuma Regional Medical Center (YRMC) announces the loss of a beloved longtime Yuma pediatrician – Dr. Emilia Matos. 

Dr. Matos passed away early Monday, July 27 at YRMC, where she was fittingly cared for by staff members who knew and respected this important figure in our medical community. 

“I don’t have words to describe my feelings about Dr. Matos passing away. For last two weeks, I was keeping the hope that her condition would turn around,” said Dr. Bharat Magu, Chief Medical Officer for YRMC. “Her kindness, her smile and her enthusiasm to continue providing care to young ones in the community will be dearly missed.” 

Dr. Matos began caring for the children of Yuma in 1983, earning a strong reputation among the families she served for being a pediatrician who practiced with her loving heart, as much as her sharp and knowledgeable mind. 

“Dr. Matos was known for taking care of all-comers – every patient,” said colleague and friend, Dr. Constance Uribe. “She was generous to a fault with her time, her money, even the clothes on her back.”

Dr. Matos moved her private practice, Pediatric Associates of Yuma, to YRMC in June. She joined YRMC Pediatrics Tuscany Plaza Clinic. 

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