Mission: To provide inpatient, outpatient healthcare and clinic services to to the residents and visitors of la paz county and san bernardino county.
Programs: La paz regional hospital is a 25-bed rural hospital, designated a sole community provider by cms. Lprh operates the hospital and rural health clinics in salome, bouse and quartzsite. The clinics are the only health care available in salome and bouse, and the only full time service in quartzsite. The hospital is the only general hospital in la paz county. Between our hospital and clinics, we are an essential component of county health and welfare. During the 2014 fiscal year, total inpatient admissions were over 600; adult patient days were over 3,000; and total er visits were over 11,000. Our mission is to serve the residents of la paz county and the surrounding california areas of big river and earp, two unincorporated areas without any healthcare resources and several hours from resources in san bernardino. Our 14 member board of directors are chosen from our communities such that we have representation from across the county. Directors are unpaid and give tirelessly of their time and energies. The hospital is operating a satellite x-ray and ct scan unit in quartzite, arizona, and a surgical addition in parker that includes nuclear medicine and a cardiac cath lab. Nuclear medicine opened in november 2009 and the cath lab and surgical suite opened in january 2010. On september 1, 2012, the hospital opened the parker medical center.