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he founders of Apple Valley understood that providing healthcare is a top priority. Numerous medical clinics, offices, specialized clinics and physicians practice excellent medical care in Apple Valley. Area residents have access to three hospitals within a 15-minute drive – St. Joseph Health, St. Mary, Desert Valley Medical Center and Victor Valley Global Medical Center.

St. Joseph Health, St. Mary offers a wide range of services from wellness and prevention programs such as diabetes education to an emergency department and heart care services including the only open-heart surgery program in the High Desert. For over 50 years, this High Desert hospital has grown and continues to plan for the future progressing from a small hospital in 1956 to the comprehensive, 212-bed medical center it is today. St. Joseph Health, St. Mary's dedication to serving the Victor Valley has remained intrinsic to its core values of Hospitality, Dignity, Justice, Service, and Excellence. The hospital provides the following services: • 24-Hour Emergency Services • Comprehensive Cardiac Services • Outpatient Surgery Pavilion • Pediatric Care • Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy • Senior Select Membership Program • Mobile Health Services • Chest Pain Emergency Center • Open Heart Surgery Program • Level II Neonatal Intensive Care • Diagnostic Imaging Services • Diabetes Education Services • Physician Select Referral Services • Robotic-Assisted Surgery Program • Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine

Medical Staff is made up of more than 300 High Desert doctors. These physicians provide services in a multitude of disciplines including pediatrics, oncology, cardiology, family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics and more. Physicians on staff at St. Mary have offices throughout the Victor Valley and San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. St. Joseph Health, St. Mary is accredited by HFAP, one of only three national voluntary accreditation programs authorized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to survey all hospitals and other medical facilities for compliance with the Medicare Conditions of Participation. HFAP has been accrediting healthcare facilities for more than 60 years and under Medicare since its inception. For more information, go to: www.hfap.org. St. Joseph Health, St Mary is part of the St. Joseph Health. The facilities that comprise the system offer a wide variety of services within each of three regions: Northern California, Southern California and West Texas/Eastern New Mexico. St. Joseph Health, St. Mary Specialty Clinic also recently joined with High Desert Primary Care to form St. Mary High Desert Medical Group, which boasts more than 40 physicians, several urgent cares, senior membership program (Senior Select).

APPLE VALLEY Take one step now – Take Shape For Life.

PTOMETRY

• Be Fueled by Medifast • Be Empowered by your Free Health Coach • Be Invigorated by the Habits of Health • Lose 2-5 lbs. per week for the first 2 weeks and 1-2 lbs. per week thereafter.

Dr. Donald A. Yochem Optometrist 21825 Outer Highway 18 Apple Valley, CA 92307

(760) 247-5842 www.avchamber.org

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