Fort Mohave, Arizona
Fort Mohave/Bullhead City is located along the beautiful Colorado River where fishing, boating and water sports are enjoyed, as well as hiking and off-road biking. A popular tourist destination, visitors enjoy the desert weather and close proximity to The Grand Canyon, the Las Vegas strip, and the Southern California coast.
Population: Total populations for Fort Mohave/Bullhead City is nearly 55,000.
Service Area: Approximately 80,000.
Located in the heart of Fort Mohave, AZ, Valley View Medical Center is a 90-bed, acute care facility that provides medical services to the people of the Tri-State Area. A healthcare leader in the community, the hospital is the area’s newest and only hospital with all-private rooms for the comfort and safety of patients. It offers a host of services including: 24/7 emergency department with an on-site air ambulance helicopter, a cardiac catheterization lab, a critical care unit, acute rehabilitation unit, inpatient and outpatient surgery, a Women’s Center, lab, physical, occupational and speech rehabilitation therapies, home health services, wound care and hyperbaric therapy.
Valley View Medical Center is fully accredited by The Joint Commission and as a designated chest pain center. We are proud to offer patients access to state-of-the-art technology including: all-digital imaging modalities including mammography, 4D ultrasound, a new digital 64-slice CT scanner, PET/CT, echocardiography, DEXA bone density scanner and nuclear medicine programs, and a recently upgraded 1.5 Tesla MRI, which provides superior image quality, faster scan times and added capabilities including body diffusion and real-time contrast angiography. In addition, a wrist-worn wireless digital inpatient monitoring system was recently added to continuously track patient vital sign data and transmit to clinicians on-site or remotely.
To learn more, visit www.ValleyViewMedicalCenter.net
Bullhead, formerly known as Hardyville was founded in the 1860s by William Harrison Hardy, an early resident and politician. It was a regular steamboat stop along the Colorado River for delivering supplies to the mining districts and carrying out their ore for processing and sale. It was later named Bullhead City after the "Bull’s Head Rock," a natural landmark used by paddleboat captains in the 1800s.
The area offers outdoor recreation on the Colorado River and on nearby mountains and back roads. In adjacent Laughlin, NV hotels and casinos provide a variety of entertainment and fine dining. The area has the charm and quality of life of a small community, with easy access to amenities offered by the metropolitan areas of Phoenix, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. The climate of the low desert features winter temperatures in the 70’s and 80’s, and dry warm 100’s
in the summer. Winter visitors add another 15-20,000 seasonal residents between October and April.
Thousands gather in April for the annual River Run motorcycle rally and in mid-August for the annual River Regatta – a lazy 8-mile non-motorized float parade down the Colorado River.
With four elementary schools, two middle schools, two high schools and a total enrollment of nearly 6,000 students, Bullhead City School District and Colorado River High School District offer a rigorous academic program for all students, including programs for gifted, talented, special education and remedial students. Pre-schools, private schools and charter schools are also available in Bullhead City.
Mohave Community College operates a full campus in Bullhead City offering specialized training for specific industries, including a comprehensive nursing program. Thanks to an agreement between Northern Arizona University and community colleges throughout the state, students now have the opportunity to obtain a bachelor’s or master’s degree without leaving the area.
Fort Mohave/Bullhead City is a paradise for the outdoor enthusiast. Boating, jet skiing, fishing, and other water sports are enjoyed on the beautiful Colorado River and at Lake Mohave and Lake Mead. Surrounded by breathtaking mountains and back roads, outdoor enthusiasts revel in off-roading, hiking, biking, motorcycling, rock climbing and camping.
Nearby Grapevine Canyon features over 700 petroglyphs and many rock shelters, and the natural trails of the Colorado River Nature Center and the Heritage Greenway Trail showcase the area’s unique desert plants and flowers. Rotary Park is located on 300 acres of Colorado Riverfront land and features a sports complex with soccer, football and ball fields, basketball courts and a skate park. This huge park offers beaches, walking trails, ramadas with barbecues, a launch ramp and a fishing jetty. Spectacular golfing opportunities are available year-round offering stunning desert, lake or mountain views. Performing arts can be enjoyed regularly at venues in nearby Laughlin and in town through the Colorado River Concert Association.