healthcare

Stephanie Sanchez

Hundreds of Yuma area employees will soon have the option to get their medical care south of the border.

KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez attended a recent meet and greet for providers and patients in Los Algodones, Mexico.

Stephanie Sanchez

Business is booming on the border despite increasing tension between the U.S. and Mexico over a wall and immigration policy.

One small Mexican town has become known as “Molar city” because of dental tourism.

Americans and others visit the over 350 dentists there for low prices and fast service. Most of these dentists rely on “street hustlers” to recruit new patients.

KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez went to Molar city to find out how this unusual job works.

Hospice of Yuma

Dr. Clevis Parker joined the nonprofit Hospice of Yuma two months ago. Parker moved to Yuma from Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he was the medical director overseeing hospice and palliative care for multiple hospitals.

KAWC’s Amanda Solliday talked to Dr. Parker about his experiences in hospice care during his 15-year medical career and his goals for the new role in Yuma.

Solliday: What excites you about being the new medical director of Hospice of Yuma?

Yuma Regional Medical Center

Yuma-Yuma Regional Medical Center has a new chief executive officer. YRMC's New CEO Dr. Robert Trenschel brings nearly 20 years of healthcare experience and medical management experience.

KAWC's Stephanie Sanchez spoke to Trenschel about his vision for the future of YRMC.

AZED-Families who need help to pay for their child’s health care treatment, services or equipment can take advantage of grants offered by the United Healthcare Children’s Foundation.

The foundation is encouraging families to apply for grants of up to 5-thousand dollars for child medical services and equipment by completing an online application.

KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez speaks with United Healthcare vice president of the Arizona and New Mexico division, Mark Olson on what people need to apply.