La Paz Regional Hospital will be teaming up with Yuma Regional Medical Center to provide supportive Emergency Department care, staffing physicians and nurse practitioners, and supportive hospitalist care. The new affiliation between the pair of not-for-profit community hospitals will begin in August and replace the existing physician group that staffs La Paz Regional.
“As the community hospital for Parker and the surrounding areas, La Paz Regional’s primary mission is to provide the very best care possible to our neighbors,” said hospital Board Chair Norm Simpson. “This move will not only bring emergency and hospital physicians here from Yuma, but we will be able to tap into Yuma’s highly successful primary care residency program. The Yuma providers will be partnering with current La Paz specialists – our general surgeons, orthopedic surgeons and cardiologists, to name a few – to maintain the high quality standards for which La Paz is well known. Our goal is to keep patients in Parker for care rather than transferring patients outside of the community.”
La Paz County was once a part of Yuma County until residents voted to create a new La Paz County in 1983. La Paz Regional is a 25-bed hospital with medical clinics in Bouse, Parker, Quartzsite and Salome. Yuma Regional is a 406-bed hospital in Yuma.
“When the Board of Directors elected to pursue a new physician group to staff our Emergency Department, it was easy to see how our two hospitals could team up,” said Simpson, “Yuma Regional shares our not-for-profit mission. And Yuma Regional has been our go-to hospital for years. They helped train our first cath lab staff and brought their own people here to oversee the initial cases.”
Yuma Regional will begin staffing Emergency and Hospitalist physicians at La Paz in August.