About the Organization
Since 1936, Flagstaff Medical Center, a member of Northern Arizona Healthcare, has provided high quality healthcare services to the residents and visitors of Northern Arizona. We are dedicated to patient- and family-centered care with a personal touch. FMC is licensed by Medicare, and the State of Arizona. At Northern Arizona Healthcare, our first priority is to provide the highest quality of care to patients and their families. Learn more about some of the national initiatives to publicly compare healthcare services, as well as some of our efforts to continuously improve the quality of patient care. Flagstaff Medical Center is both a community hospital and a referral hub serving a large rural area that includes 6 Indian reservations. As such, we provide state-designated Level 1 trauma services, intensive care, specialty and behavioral health services to all of Northern Arizona.
About the Community
The beautiful city of Flagstaff lies near the southwestern edge of the Colorado Plateau, along the western side of the largest contiguous Ponderosa Pine forest in the continental United States. At 7,000 feet elevation, Flagstaff is located on a mountain surrounded by volcanoes, in the heart of the Coconino national forest. Any type of stereo-typical desert climate can be found below its elevation 100 miles away. The city is situated on the Rio de Flag, and is about 130 miles north of Phoenix and 23 miles north of colorful Sedona. Flagstaff has five distinct seasons: a sunny winter, with extended dry periods punctuated with snow about once every 34 weeks; a dry and windy spring with occasional snow; a very dry early summer from May to early July; a wet and humid monsoon season from July to early September; and a dry and pleasant fall which lasts until the first snow in November. The summer months feature several festivals, including Hopi and Navajo Festivals of Arts and Crafts, the Arizona Highland Celtic Festival, Pride in the Pines and the Made in the Shade Beer Tasting Festival, among many others.Free concerts are held during the summer months at Heritage Square in downtown.Flagstaff also has a strong tourism sector, due to its proximity to the famous Grand Canyon National Park, Oak Creek Canyon, the Arizona Snowbowl ski resort, Meteor Crater, and historic Route 66. The lifestyle in Flagstaff is casual and family oriented. Neighbors are familiar, welcoming, and supportive of their community.