KRMC’s Joshua Tree Pediatrics recognized for childhood vaccination rate

Published by The Bee News

May 18, 2021

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KRMC’s Joshua Tree Pediatrics recognized for childhood vaccination rate

Kingman, Arizona, May 18, 2021 –The Arizona Partnership for Immunization (TAPI) has honored KRMC’s Joshua Tree Pediatrics with two awards in recognition of the practice’s immunization success. On April 28, 2021, Joshua Tree Pediatrics was presented with a Daniel T. Cloud award for their toddler vaccination rate – 87% of toddler patients completed their vaccination series with the practice in the previous year.

Included in the toddler vaccine series are immunizations against hepatitis B, diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis (DTaP), haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), polio, rotavirus, pneumococcal, measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), varicella (chickenpox), and hepatitis A.

“Joshua Tree has received this award in years past and will continue to work toward eradicating these childhood diseases,” said Jessica Coglietti, RN, BSN of KRMC. Joshua Tree also received a TAPI Big Shot award for their extraordinary efforts in maintaining patients’ regular vaccination schedules throughout the pandemic.

The practice faced many challenges as nurses and providers were temporarily redeployed to care for COVID-19 patients. Staff and providers went above and beyond to meet immunization requirements for patients. “The whole clinic did a great job to achieve this during a pandemic,” said Katie Zumwalt, interim manager of Joshua Tree Pediatrics. “Everyone worked together to make this happen.”

About Kingman Regional Medical Center

(KRMC) is a 235-bed multi-campus health care system in Kingman, Arizona that employs over 1,900 employees, 150 volunteers, and 270 physicians/allied health professionals. KRMC is the largest provider of health and wellness services in northwestern Arizona. It is home to an advanced imaging center, cancer center, cardiovascular center, rehabilitation and balance center, wound care center, sleep disorders center, acute rehabilitation specialty hospital, primary and specialty care clinics, hospice home, and beautiful wellness center. KRMC is also a teaching hospital offering residencies in emergency medicine and family medicine and a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. The hospital received the Arizona Innovation Award for its efforts to proactively enhance healthcare in a rural community. The hospital’s vision is to provide the region’s best clinical care and patient service through an environment that fosters respect for others and pride in performance.

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