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Summit Healthcare Receives 5-Star Rating from CMS for Quality and Safety of Patients

On April 28, 2021 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that Summit Healthcare in Show Low, AZ was awarded a Five-Star rating, the highest possible score for quality and patient satisfaction. Of the 124 hospitals participating Arizona hospitals, Summit was one of only four to receive this rating. “We are proud to be …

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Local Health Updates & News May 2020

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Arizona’s Governor Doug Ducey announced on April 22, 2020 that he will be lifting the ban on elective surgeries effective May 1, 2020 for healthcare facilities that request exemption and are able to meet new requirements for COVID-19 safety and preparedness. The primary reason for delaying elective surgeries was to conserve Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) …

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Summit Healthcare Women’s Imaging Earns ACR Accreditation

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(Show Low, AZ) — Summit Healthcare has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in stereotactic breast biopsy as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). A breast biopsy is performed to remove cells — either surgically or through a less invasive procedure involving a hollow needle — from …

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The Painful Reality of Chronic Pain

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If you or your loved one experiences chronic pain, don’t suffer in silence. Help is available. Although unpleasant, pain serves a necessary biological function. Your nervous system and brain are letting you know something is wrong and needs to be fixed. Pain can also help prevent further injury by reminding you that an injured muscle, …

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All Current and Former Smokers Need This Screening

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Lung cancer screenings can detect lung cancer in its early stages, when it is more treatable. Learn whether you qualify. Low-dose CT (LDCT) lung cancer screenings are recommended for both men and women between 55 and 80 years old who currently smoke, have a history of heavy smoking, or have quit within the past 15 years. …

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A Diet for Depression?

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Food can bring comfort, but it’s not always a solution for mental health issues. It’s tempting to to believe self-help books and articles that say all you need to overcome depression is to eat healthier foods. While doing so will certainly help you feel better physically, a healthy diet isn’t enough on its own to …

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2D vs. 3D Mammogramms

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By now, most women understand the importance of getting a mammogram. But what is a 3D mammogram, and when should you think about upgrading to one? By Holly Rhoton R.T.(M)(B.D.) During a 3D mammogram, a machine uses low-dose X-ray to take a number of images. Those images are then reconstructed to give doctors and radiologists a three-dimensional …

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