The ribbon has been cut for the Tucson Concussion Center – the city’s first comprehensive interprofessional concussion care center, all under one roof. The center is located at 5199 E. Farness Dr., Suite 101, in the Tucson Medical Park complex, across Grant Road from Tucson Medical Center.
Affiliations are in place with hospitals such as TMC, along with key community physicians, specialty clinics and public and private entities concerned with concussions in society. The Tucson Concussion Center serves ages 6 and over with traumatic brain injury (concussion) or with a history of a concussion. This can include professionals subject to injury in the course of their work, or young athletes participating in contact sports or other “at risk” activities.
Youth outreach programs are underway with local partners, including Tucson Medical Center and the TMC Community Benefits Department. Facilitated by a generous grant from the TMC Foundation, the center has begun preseason baseline testing of 500 young soccer athletes.
The Tucson Concussion Center has been organized and is managed by Conquering Concussions, LLC, working with a network of concussion specialists and clinicians recognized as leaders in concussions research and clinical practice. Participants in the opening event included Hirsch Handmaker (a founder of the center), Ted Schmidt (Pima County Junior Soccer League), Judy Rich (President and CEO, Tucson Medical Center) and Mayor Rothschild.
More information is available by contacting the center at (520) 620-9200, or visiting the center’s web site at www.tucsonconcussioncenter.com.