Payson is a small, close-knit mountain community about an hour North of Phoenix on the Beeline highway. Payson Regional Medical Center is a small hospital with a big heart and a Nationally recognized reputation for excellence. It has a multispecialty medical staff including active surgical services.
The University of Arizona provides a pathologist as medical director for the laboratory ensuring strict adherence to science and technology. Moreover, the pathologist is an onsite consultant to physicians needing information on best diagnostic testing strategies for quality patient care. Importantly, the pathologist is often requested to perform a frozen section diagnosis to guide a surgical procedure in the operating room. Such information is vital to the surgeon and indispensable to patient care. Should a patient require a blood transfusion, again the pathologist is readily available for prudent advice.
Expert medical provision for smaller communities in Arizona are an excellent example of the University's commitment to Outreach Services for the less-served regions of our state. We expect to continue and enhance this activity as a permanent component of our medical services philosophy.