We are proud to announce that TMC was well represented!
We were named best hospital, best birthing center, best emergency department and best surgical weight loss center. We’ll touch on what makes TMC unique in each of these categories in the coming months but to start, we want to focus on being recognized as best hospital.
“First and foremost, thank you, Tucson, for allowing us to take care of you and your family when perhaps you need it most,” said Karen Mlawsky, TMC senior vice president and chief operations officer. “We know you have many choices when it comes to where you go for medical care. The trust that we have earned from Southern Arizonans is something we cherish and we will work hard to keep it. It is an absolute privilege to care for patients who have immense confidence in us. Patients who write letters or come back to thank our staff in person for their quick, compassionate care is always inspiring.”
TMC has been Tucson’s nonprofit community hospital for 70 years. Our commitment to helping those inside the hospital is just as strong as our dedication to those outside of the hospital. For example, in 2014, we handed out 2,700 booster seats, 1,080 car seats, 7,000 bike helmets and 1,200 swim lessons to deserving families, along with one-on-one education.
TMC is the head of the Southern Arizona Hospital Alliance, helping independent, nonprofit community hospitals in Benson, Bisbee, Safford and Willcox stay that way – independent! The alliance exists to enhance the strengths of these hospitals, help them better serve their patients and thrive financially.
Our inclusion in the Mayo Clinic Care Network is another example of how we are going above and beyond for our patients. Doctors and surgeons who practice at TMC now have access to Mayo Clinic knowledge and expertise to give their patients additional peace of mind when making health care decisions while continuing to care for them close to home.
We are recognized as one of the Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals in the country by Truven Health Analytics for having higher inpatient survival rates, fewer complications, lower readmissions, shorter lengths of stay and lower costs per patient. TMC’s Orthopaedic Center was also recently recognized as one of the best hospitals for 2015-16 in knee replacement by U.S. News & World Report.
We are constantly working to improve and streamline patient education materials so that patients and their families know what to expect from the time they walk through our doors for a procedure or surgery, to the moment they leave to go home. From the tiniest patients in our newborn intensive care unit to those who are at the end of their lives and receiving comfort care in Hospice, TMC is there for you during all stages of life.
But perhaps where we really shine is the way our staff treats those who come to TMC. Whether it’s a patient who is fearful as they undergo a procedure, a family member who is looking for the cafeteria or a visitor who needs a shuttle ride to their car, our staff is 3,000 strong and trained to help and practice our values of dedication, community, integrity and compassion – every single day.