A major medical center and numerous privately-owned healthcare clinics and professional medical offices form our “medical district” on the south side of the City. An urgent care and rehabilitation clinic on the Deuce of Clubs and several managed-care facilities are components of Show Low’s health services industry.
Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center is a private, not-for-profit healthcare facility that is community-owned and governed by a seven-person board. It is the only public full-service hospital in Navajo and Apache Counties. Summit Healthcare is one of the first rural hospitals to be certified within the Arizona Perinatal Regional System and was the first hospital in Arizona to have a designated Level IV Trauma Center.
Every year critical steps are taken to ensure that patients at Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center are provided with state-of-the-art healthcare close to home by investing millions of dollars in equipment and technology and by attracting an outstanding physician staff representing a variety of medical specialties. For example, Summit Regional Medical Center has acquired a new, state-of-the-art CT imaging system. It is the world’s first Volume Computed Tomography (VCT) system that will offer an innovative way for physicians to obtain the information they need to diagnose disease and life-threatening illnesses, including cardiovascular disease, stroke and chest pain. Physicians will be able to capture images of a beating heart in five heartbeats, an organ in one second and perform whole body trauma in 10 seconds, more than twice as fast as conventional multi-slice CT scanners. This speed is especially helpful in shortening breath holds for geriatric patients, patients who are on ventilators and pediatric patients.
A five-story expansion was recently dedicated to provide for an ICU and Medical/Surgical unit on the first floor, a Medical/Surgical unit on the second floor and an obstetrical and women’s health unit on the third floor. The unit houses an observation nursery and 20 private rooms for couplet care, allowing for mom, baby and family to room together. The fourth and fifth floor will be shelled in as we anticipate further expansion as our population grows.
The East Campus building at Summit Regional Medical Center provides outstanding community health services. Here you’ll find health promotion, disease prevention and occupational health services ranging from a supervised exercise program and nutritional counseling to cardiac rehabilitation and immunizations.
In addition to the Summit Healthcare facility, a number of assisted living facilities are located in and around Show Low as well as privately-operated counseling centers and a hospice and palliative care business in neighboring Lakeside that provides care within the patient’s home or at its inpatient unit.