TMC dedicates Garden of Life patio honoring generosity of organ donors

Did you know one organ donor can save up to eight lives? In honor of those who made the choice to share the gift-of-life, Tucson Medical Center Tuesday dedicated a new Garden of Life Memorial patio on the TMC campus. The soothing patio area features a garden of flowers and a tree hand-painted by TMC […]

Pregnant? Set the stage for breastfeeding before your due date

You work. You’re about to have a baby. You plan to breastfeed. You plan to continue to breastfeed when you go back to work. Now, just how is that going to work? Despite all the known benefits of breastfeeding for the health and well-being of our children, many of us face barriers and challenges when […]

Social worker named Heart of Hospice for her work on behalf of patients, families, staff

After being hoodwinked into coming to a celebration she thought was for a colleague, Marybeth Racioppi was speechless when her name was announced last week as the Heart of Hospice for the first quarter. But she shouldn’t have been surprised that the recognition was for her. “Marybeth is a true asset to our organization,” wrote […]

New technology allows minimally invasive fix for pancreatic cysts

Pancreatic cysts, the fluid collections caused by pancreatic inflammation, can be painful and dangerous. Some pancreatic cysts will resolve without treatment, but if they don’t, and if they grow larger or become infected they can cause abdominal pain, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting. Typically stubborn cysts were resolved using surgery, but there is a […]

My child is in hospital – what are family-centered rounds and how can I make the most of them?

What are family-centered rounds? How can you make best use of them when your child is in hospital.

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