Mega Raffle supports growth of Interventional room

In a hospital setting, there is a constant need for interventional procedures- from drainage tubes to artery X-rays and angioplasty. Without the appropriate venue and properly … READ MORE


TMC, Radiology Ltd. offer needed services at Rincon Health Campus

Tucson Medical Center and Radiology Ltd. share a passion for offering advanced, high-quality and compassionate care. The two organizations have recently formed an alliance to … READ MORE


“Yarn bomber” knits arts, dreams at TMC for Children

Why would an artist known internationally for large-scale fiber art installations travel to Tucson to drape the entire façade of TMC for Children in colorful displays of yarn from around the world? Think of it as a big, cuddly embrace, rooted in Tucson’s response to the shooting tragedy of Jan. 8, 2011, and honoring the community spirit that … READ MORE


TMC, Mayor Rothschild part of coalition supporting health insurance; Enrollment deadline Dec. 15 to get coverage starting Jan. 1

As a nonprofit community hospital, Tucson Medical Center knows that economic health is closely correlated with physical health outcomes – and as a result, having health insurance can be transformative. “Not only does having coverage mean adults and families can get the preventive care they need to stay as healthy as possible and manage any chronic … READ MORE

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What happens when your inner artist meets your inner philanthropist? The May 24 Creative You Art Party!

Help lift the spirits of patients while enjoying a free evening of creativity, wine and fun. As a hospital participating in the Bens’ Bells Kind Colleagues program, staff members at Tucson Medical Center know the power of random acts of kindness. And as a hospital with a Healing Art Program, we also know the potential of art to encourage and … READ MORE

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New non-invasive colon cancer screen hits the market; is it better than a colonoscopy?

A new home-based screening test for colon cancer has recently hit the scenes. Cologuard or stool DNA testing was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration this past August and is covered by Medicare. The test looks for cancer-related DNA and red blood cells in a person’s stool. On the one hand, it doesn’t require the unpleasant … READ MORE


Mega Raffle supports growth of Interventional room

In a hospital setting, there is a constant need for interventional procedures- from drainage tubes to artery X-rays and angioplasty. Without the appropriate venue and properly trained staff, patients must be transferred elsewhere for such procedures - delaying important and time-sensitive treatment. Through Mega Raffle support, TMC built a … READ MORE

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  • Best Foot Forward with Family Resolutions
    Are you making New Year Resolutions with your children? How about for yourself? Making New Year resolutions as a family offers an opportunity to teach your children realistic goal setting and incorporate healthy resolutions for the whole family. Given our schedules are so full with work, parenting, shuttling our children from play date to activities, we ofte […]
  • Supergirl Kierstyn – A CMN Miracle
    Mary Catherine Rader’s pregnancy was, by all measures, progressing very nicely. And then all of a sudden it wasn’t. On April 21, 2009, a full three months before her youngest child was due to arrive, Mary Catherine started to have contractions. While the expectant mother didn’t have any symptoms beyond the contractions, she knew something wasn’t quite right, […]

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  • Health Warrior Mary
    Hello Readers, For the past two years I’ve shared my journey on the TMC for Women blog, specifically topics that I felt helped me with my weight loss journey. My weight loss journey hasn’t always been easy or straight forward. For many of us it’s difficult to lose weight and even harder when life becomes stressful. This past […] The post Health Warrior Mary […]
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  • New Year Resolutions – Making them Stick
    by Mary Atkinson, RD. Director of Wellness at Tucson Medical Center We pick something to change that we think is wrong with ourselves, and we expect that this is going to be something we want to do….really?! “I’m going to lose 20 pounds.” “I’m going to start exercising.” “I’m going to get organized.” Did you know that […] The post New Year Resolutions – Maki […]
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  • Lessons learned: Smoothing the transition to a new discipline
    When Beth Ratcliff transitioned from the Cardiac unit, where she had cared for very complex adult patients for 10 years, to managing the Pediatric Emergency Department, she admits to being a little nervous. “I was definitely out of my comfort zone and a little intimidated. Give me a chest pain or post-cardiac cath patient any […] The post Lessons learned: Sm […]
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  • Teamwork and family make the difference for post-critical care nurse
    There were many great aspects that initially drew Joey Rodriguez to a position at Tucson Medical Center, but a first-hand experience was his deciding factor. “Our family had an incredible experience at TMC when our daughter was born earlier this year,” said Rodriguez. After 13 years of nursing experience, he decided TMC was the best […] The post Teamwork and […]
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