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TMC welcomes visiting experts conducting an assessment of Lean efforts

Two years ago, Tucson Medical Center was accepted into the Healthcare Value Network, a prestigious association of health care organizations committed to continuous improvement … READ MORE

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TMC supports adoption of alternative payment models that improve care, reduce costs

Payment to health care providers should be based not just on numbers of patients and procedures, but on whether the care they deliver is effective and actually making patients … READ MORE

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TMC congratulates 12th employee as future Habitat for Humanity homeowner

Crystal Evans thought she was coming in to work Monday morning solely for her annual performance review. The review was positive – but more good news was in store for the … READ MORE

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TMC congratulates 12th employee as future Habitat for Humanity homeowner

Crystal Evans thought she was coming in to work Monday morning solely for her annual performance review. The review was positive – but more good news was in store for the patient care technician, who joined TMC in 2014. She was selected to purchase one of six new houses being raised in the Copper Vista II neighborhood through a long-standing … READ MORE

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TMC celebrates “Legendary Teacher Day” by honoring Whitmore Elementary teacher

Great teachers are critical in building community – and as Tucson’s community hospital, Tucson Medical Center would like to express our gratitude by celebrating Legendary Teacher Day today. Last year, TMC honored two of its longstanding nurse educators, Cathy Kolbe and Kathy Hughes. This year, TMC would like to recognize Ann Hall, a fifth … 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

Tom Bergeron

TMC supports adoption of alternative payment models that improve care, reduce costs

Payment to health care providers should be based not just on numbers of patients and procedures, but on whether the care they deliver is effective and actually making patients healthier. That’s the premise behind the federal government’s transition to prioritize quality of care over quantity of services – and it’s an effort Tucson Medical Center … READ MORE

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  • Meet Ella – Pet Therapy Poodle
    Studies have shown that pet therapy is more than merely a fun distraction – it can actually decrease blood pressure and reduce anxiety and stress. Oh, and how we love our doggy pet therapists across the hospital! Join us as we meet Ella. Diana Alexander adopted Ella, a standard poodle, from a rescue group seven years ago. Within a couple of years, Ella… The […]
  • Tips on Preventing Childhood Obesity
    We want the best for our children. We want them to be happy and healthy, but for many children in our community one aspect of health is an uphill battle if it is recognized at all – childhood obesity. One in five children are overweight. Those delightfully chubby cheeks, legs, belly are all very well on a baby, but not healthy on… The post Tips on Preventing […]

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