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Imagine a Nursing Career at YRMC

You've worked hard to build a solid nursing career and a good life. Throughout it all you've kept your eye on the prize — an exceptionally stimulating professional opportunity in an amazingly rewarding location.

This is the time for you to enjoy the incomparable rewards of a nursing career with Yavapai Regional Medical Center in Prescott, Arizona. The acuity and advanced technology are just what you're used to. But living here is far beyond the expected.

The Heart Center at YRMC

YRMC's New Cardiac Surgery Program is "Definitely First Class"

After several years of planning and preparation, The Heart Center at YRMC — a state-of-the-art cardiac surgery program — is now open and fully operational at Yavapai Regional Medical Center's West Campus in Prescott, Arizona.

Phase I of The Heart Center's cardiovascular program dates back to 2005. At that time, specialists began utilizing the hospital's two state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization/angiography laboratories to perform percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI). Patients with heart rhythm disturbances or congestive heart failure were also seen during The Heart Center's Phase I, with YRMC physicians implanting permanent pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization devices.

Phase II of the program began in 2008 with the opening of The Heart Center at YRMC and the introduction of open heart surgery.

Learn more about The Heart Center at YRMC:

Watch a short video about The Heart Center and hear from the nurses and doctors who are committed to creating a total healing environment.

See the unique way The Heart Center is organized (PDF 186K)

Discover the cardiovascular practice's scope (PDF 184K)

Open Heart Articles

Implementing Evidence-based Practice Findings to Decrease Postoperative Sternal Wound Infections Following Heart Surgery
Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, September/October 2005

Survival and Quality of Life Following Elective Open-Heart Surgery
Journal of Nursing Care Quality, October/December2008

The Association between Early Outcome, Health-Related Quality of Life, and Survival Following Elective Open-Heart Surgery
Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, September/October 2008

Nursing Care of the Patient Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, March/April 2006

Psychometric Evaluation of the Heart Surgery Symptom Inventory in Patients Recovering From Coronary Artery Bypass
Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation & Prevention, March/April 2006

Bloodless Cardiac Surgery: Not Just Possible, But Preferable
Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, July/September 2007

Critical Care Articles

CRITICAL CARE: Managing mediastinitis after cardiac surgery
Nursing2006, August 2006

Measurement of Thoracic Fluid Content in Heart Failure: The Role of Impedance Cardiography
AACN Advanced Critical Care, January/March 2008

Take a Rapid Treatment Approach to
Cardiogenic Shock

Nursing 2008 Critical Care, July 2008

Cardiac Syndrome X: A Brief Overview for Nurses; Dimensions of Critical Care
Nursing, September/October 2008

ECG Challenges: Myocardial Infarction Mimics ST Segments
AACN Advanced Critical Care, April/June 2008

Review and Update on Inotropes and Vasopressors
AACN Advanced Critical Care, January/March 2008