Havasu Regional Medical Center
Lake Havasu City, Arizona
Population: 50,000 :: Service Area: 100,000
Welcome to Lake Havasu City, a water lover’s paradise that offers the best in desert living. With more than 300 days of sunshine every year and 400 miles of coastline, this community delivers a host of opportunities for an active lifestyle.
Havasu Regional Medical Center is a Medicare-certified, Joint Commission-accredited, 181-bed acute care facility providing 24-hour emergency service with full-time emergency physicians on duty. It is a state-certified ALS Base Hospital, authorizing medical direction and support of pre-hospital care providers, fire department paramedics and ambulance personnel. It is also a state certified Level IV trauma center. The facility offers a full complement of patient-centered, community hospital and regional referral services in most major medical disciplines and the Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital is an active medical service component of the facility. More than 100 affiliated physicians and allied health professionals comprise the medical staff and represent a broad cross section of specialty areas.
Home to the world-famous, transplanted London Bridge, Lake Havasu City is a growing community of some 50,000 full-time residents. Winter visitors add another 15-20,000 seasonal residents between October and April. Located on the Colorado River, Lake Havasu City offers the charm and quality of life of a small community, with easy access to amenities offered by the metropolitan areas of Phoenix, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. The climate of the low desert features average winter temperatures in the low 60’s, to dry warm 100’s in the summer. With five elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school and a total enrollment of over 6,000 students, Lake Havasu Unified School District offers a rigorous academic program for all students, including programs for gifted, talented, special education and remedial students. Lake Havasu students consistently outperform the county, state and nation in national norm-referenced tests. Pre-schools, private schools and charter schools are also available in Lake Havasu City. Mohave Community College operates a full campus in Lake Havasu City with more than 2,000 students and offers specialized training for specific industries, including a comprehensive nursing program. And thanks to an agreement between Northern Arizona University and community colleges throughout the state, students have the opportunity to obtain a bachelor’s or master’s degree without leaving the area.
Lake Havasu is a 45- mile long water recreation paradise featuring boating, fishing, water skiing and a variety of choices for relaxation. Both city and state parks offer full-service marina facilities. Lake Havasu City has an impressive recreation department that maintains an outstanding indoor aquatic activities center, community center and many neighborhood parks. Organized sports are offered to all age groups throughout the year. Golfers enjoy three 18-hole championship courses or may play either of two executive courses, all of which are open to the public. Cultural life flourishes, too, with such groups as the MCC Performing Arts Series, Community Orchestra and Community Choir, Havasu Art Guild and a community theatre group.