Staying active in the Arizona heat

swimming in the summer to keep cool

“At least it is a dry heat.” Whether it is a dry heat or not, it is still getting hot out there! This is the time of year that most year-round Tucsonans try to hide from the heat by staying indoors as much as possible. This seems like a good practice, but it can hinder […]

Temps are rising and the pool is beckoning – do you know your water safety?

Is it hot enough yet? With Tucson temperatures exceeding 115 degrees for three straight days, many families will be heading for the pool this weekend. It’s no surprise why swimming is a summer favorite. Parents get a chance to cool-off, kids max out on fun and families make memories. With the summertime exuberance of visiting, […]

TMCOne opens specialty clinic on NW side, providing quality care and convenience

TMCOne opens specialty clinic on NW side, providing quality care and convenience

Safe Kids Pima County – keeping kids safe through education and advocacy

Plenty of us have practice patching up the skinned knees and elbows of active children in our lives. Unfortunately, though, accidents are too often far more serious than bumps and scrapes. In fact, accidents are the leading cause of death for ages 0 to 19 – according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. […]

TMC Sponsors June 26 Forum on Health Care Reform: What it Means to Providers and Patients

Tucson Medical Center is conducting a series of health forums to help inform the Southern Arizona community on current health care legislation and other federal actions. Please join us at our next Health Care Town Hall: Health Care Reform and What it Means to Providers and Patients. Come be part of the conversation and hear […]

We Are Tucson – We Are Family

For Edward, Matthew, and Melissa Dominguez – working at Tucson Medical Center is literally a family affair. About a year ago, Matthew Dominguez began working in the laundry department at TMC and has recently moved into grounds-keeping. The job is more than an eight-to-five for the young man; it’s a legacy. “My grandfather, Keith Biggs […]

Wound Care Awareness Week – celebrating treatments that are changing lives

In early 2016, Herman’s dermatologist referred her to the TMC Wound Clinic. “Everyone from the desk clerk to the nurses did a wonderful job of making me feel comfortable and at ease.”

Osteoporosis: “The most important factor is prevention”

Osteoporosis: “The most important factor is prevention”

American Health Care Act could devastate health care system, panelists say

Tucson Medical Center  – as well as other hospitals and health institutions across the country – will be under threat if 23 million people lose their insurance in the coming decade under the American Health Care Act. That was the consensus of panelists at the Mayor’s Health Forum Tuesday, part of a series of forums […]

TMC now offering scheduled appointments for Pediatric Emergency Department visitors

Emergencies and convenience don’t often intersect – but for those who can wait to seek medical care, Tucson Medical Center now offers scheduled pediatric appointments to make emergencies just a little easier. Emergency Department appointments are not appropriate for those children with emergent medical conditions. But for others, the new service offers a convenient alternative […]

We Are Champions initiative boosting community’s health care knowledge

We Are Champions initiative boosting community’s health care knowledge

TMC celebrates 200 TAVR procedures – Tucson visitor thankful for life-saving technique

TMC celebrates 200 TAVR – patient thankful for life-saving tecnique

Services Thursday for cardiologist Marius Wagner

Marius Wagner, M.D, was known by many at Tucson Medical Center as a talented healer. With a lifelong sense of duty to care for the sick, he practiced interventional cardiology as a partner at Pima Heart Associates for 30 years. “Dr. Wagner was a great cardiologist and friend to many,” said Anita Bach, TMC’s Cardiovascular […]

TMC receives prestigious Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite

American Heart Association recognizes TMC’s commitment to quality stroke care Tucson Medical Center is pleased to announce that our hospital was recently honored with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite. The award recognizes TMC’s commitment to providing the most appropriate […]

TMC participates in compression-only World CPR challenge May 25

When real estate broker Gary Brauchla’s heart stopped in 2012, his wife knew to immediately begin CPR until rescuers could arrive. “At 3 a.m., when I went into Cardiac Arrest and died:  If Kathie would have waited just the six minutes until the first responders arrived, I would not have survived,” Brauchla said. “Instead, she […]

Tired of renting? TMC hosts Homebuyer Expo May 31

Dozens of lenders and housing professionals will be available to provide free information to those exploring the path to homeownership at an upcoming event designed specifically for homebuyers. The Expo, organized through the office of Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, will be held Wednesday, May 31, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in TMC’s Marshall Conference […]

TMC adopts new testing system to rapidly identify infections, allow targeted antibiotic treatment

TMC adopts new testing system to rapidly identify infections, allow targeted antibiotic treatment

During National Donate Life Month, organ donation impacted TMC family

During National Donate Life Month, organ donation impacted TMC family

TMC celebrates the economic impact of hospitals in building healthy communities, healthy economy

What does $740 million in total economic impact look like? It comes in the form of: Salaries for 5,800 jobs Vast deliveries of office supplies and medical equipment Nutritious ingredients for 3,200 meals served each and every day Technological innovation and capital investment In short, it looks like Tucson Medical Center – the area’s sixth […]

TMC: Telemedicine receiving strong praise in rural Arizona

When endocrinologist Shubh Kaur, MD, was first approached to consider telehealth visits with patients in the Douglas and Safford area, she was immediately intrigued. It seemed an appropriate solution for patients whose zip codes made it difficult to get specialty care without a lengthy drive. But she was also new to the technology. “I had […]

Every interaction a mentoring opportunity to help others build confidence, find success

Cheryl Young, the Lean Transformation Officer at Tucson Medical Center, was recently named Most Inspirational Mentor of the Year by the Tucson Nurses Week Foundation, an award that promotes the growth and support of professional nurses in the community. As one nomination notes: “Her belief is that nurses should be teaching on a daily basis, […]

New manager called out by her peers for being the Heart of Hospice

Unbeknownst to the new TMC Hospice manager, many of her colleagues had already tossed her name into the hat for the program’s quarterly recognition award. “She holds the bar to the highest level and is always there to help you,” said Alicia Ferguson, director of TMC Hospice. After a blind judging, Ferguson explained, Stephanie Carter, […]

Conquering my first marathon – and a few tips I’ve learned along the way

Had you asked me two years ago, I never would have told you that running a marathon was something I would one day accomplish.  Like many, I assumed marathons were for dedicated athletes and super humans – my 3-5 leisurely miles a week didn’t qualify me as either. When I signed up for the TMC […]

National Volunteer Week: TMC volunteer receives prestigious award

For many years, Nancie Roahrig has provided equine-assisted therapy at TMC Hospice and TMC for Children. Her company, Step Up to T.L.C., Inc., has received numerous accolades for bringing peace and happiness to patients when they need it most. Recently, Roahrig received a KOLD Hero Award – a special recognition presented by Heather Rowe, news anchor at […]

Meet Holli, a TMC Hospice home care volunteer

In honor of National Volunteer Appreciation Week, Tucson Medical Center celebrates the passionate work of nearly 700 volunteers in TMC Hospice, TMC for Senior, Pet Therapy and the TMC Auxiliary. The dedicated patrons log more than 90,000 hours every year helping TMC patients have the most comfortable and pleasant experience possible, whether in the hospital […]

National Volunteer Week: TMC Auxiliary volunteer receives “more than expected”

In honor of National Volunteer Week, Tucson Medical Center is celebrating the passionate work of nearly 700 volunteers in TMC Hospice, senior services, pet therapy and the TMC Auxiliary. The dedicated patrons log more than 90,000 hours every year helping TMC patients have the most comfortable and pleasant hospital stay possible. If you visit TMC, […]

Leftover medications? Dispose of them safely at TMC for Seniors April 24

Having unused medications lying around can have serious unintended consequences. It can be easy to confuse them with medications you’re currently taking. Children who are visiting your home may get into them, leading to accidental poisoning. Teens who use prescription drugs to get high often report obtaining them from friends or the family medicine cabinet. […]

TMC celebrates National Donate Life Month with flag-raising, patio dedication

Did you know a single organ donor can save up to eight lives? Join Tucson Medical Center throughout April in recognizing National Donate Life month, part of an ongoing effort to build awareness about organ donation and its power to heal and save lives. Last year at TMC, organ donors saved 18 lives and improved […]

TMC takes pivotal role in Tucson Health Association

Tucson Medical Center President and CEO Judy Rich joined Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild yesterday to announce the launch of the Tucson Health Association – a public-private partnership to promote medical tourism in Southern Arizona. Visit Tucson coordinated the initiative with the City of Tucson, Pima County and area hospitals. “This new association will help promote […]

Cognitive benefits from running and other physical activities

Making our community a healthier place is a goal shared by the Tucson Medical Center and the Southern Arizona Roadrunners. TMC is excited to partner with SAR to bring you regular features and wellness tips designed to make your running the best it can be. In this feature, researcher David Raichlen shares how exercise benefits […]

TMC Brain Week: Join us to learn ways to keep your brain healthy

Join Tucson Medical Center next week for a week-long series of discussions and activities designed to provide a better understanding of how the brain works and how best to protect it. How does exercise affect the brain? What are the differences between normal aging and signs of dementia? What are treatment options for movement disorders […]

Obstetrix now providing care through TMCObstetrics – new name, same expert care

As of April 1, The Obstetrix Medical Group of Arizona medical practice is providing care through TMCObstetrics. The Obstetrix physicians* and staff are part of the transition to TMCObstetrics, and patients can expect to receive the same expert health care in the comforting, patient-focused environment they appreciate. The office location and hours will remain the same, […]

2017 TMC Mega Raffle winners share joy and gratitude

In its fifth year, the TMC Mega Raffle culminated in great excitement across Southern Arizona as the top three winners shared their joy and gratitude with TMC. Celia Mayo broke into tears of joy when she learned she was this year’s grand prize winner of the A.F. Sterling Home or $600,000 cash option. She’s been entering the […]

TMC, Mayo Clinic collaborate on Survive Well: Living with Cancer Symposium

  Tucson Medical Center, in collaboration with Mayo Clinic, is pleased to offer the first Survive Well: Living with Cancer Symposium will take place on Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Westin La Paloma in Tucson, Arizona. Attendance is FREE. Patients and families living with and overcoming cancer often have […]

Healthy feet means happier running: Tips from a podiatrist

Making our community a healthier place is a goal shared by the Tucson Medical Center and the Southern Arizona Roadrunners. TMC is excited to partner with SAR to bring you regular features and wellness tips designed to make your running the best it can be. Sometimes feet just don’t get the respect they deserve. But […]

Shropshire matriarch celebrates community service and advocacy

Tucson notables gathered in the TMC Women of Honor Courtyard in late March to celebrate the community advocacy and dedication of Mary Ruth Shropshire. Mary Ruth is the widow of Don Shropshire – TMC’s chief executive for 25 years and president emeritus for 23 more until he passed in 2015. While TMC grew to more […]

TMC Chief Medical Officer selected as an honorary commander for the Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing

There are a few things you may not know about the 162nd Wing of the Arizona Air National Guard, our neighbor adjacent to the Tucson International Airport: From its roots as an adobe farmhouse and dirt-floor hangar 60 years ago, it has grown to be one of the largest Air National Guard wings in the […]

Learn more about the advances in hip and knee treatment with Dr. Dalal

Advanced hip and knee treatment

HealthOn Broadway hosts grand opening celebration, poised to serve downtown community

A unique patient experience awaits at HealthOn Broadway, which hosted its grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting today at 1 W. Broadway. A collaboration between El Rio Health and Tucson Medical Center, the creative space at HealthOn not only features modern traditional treatment rooms, but offers dialogue rooms meant for comfortable interactions for health coaching […]

Yee-Haw!! Rock ‘N Rodeo lassos 20 years of supporting TMC Hospice

Yee-Haw!! Rock ‘N Rodeo lassos 20 years of supporting TMC Hospice

Over the Edge for Girl Scouts – Cindy Qu

Cindy Qu, manager of Clinical Nutrition and Diabetes Education for TMC, is a long-time supporter of the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona. This year she’s taking her support to new heights and will be going Over the Edge to raise money for the organization. Qu, along with TMC’s Frank Marini and 78 other participants, will […]

TMC supporting C-PATH initiative to end TB on 35th annual World Tuberculosis Day

Tucson Medical Center supporting C-Path efforts to end tuberculosis.

TMC, Mayo Clinic collaborate on Survive Well: Living with Cancer Symposium

Patients and families living with and overcoming cancer often have questions about the best approaches and strategies for moving forward in treatment or in recovery. Tucson Medical Center, in collaboration with Mayo Clinic, is pleased to offer the first Survive Well: Living with Cancer Symposium, designed to share expertise from well-respected speakers, as well as […]

Frank Marini goes Over the Edge to help Girl Scouts reach new heights

Eighty brave community members are rising to the challenge to help girls in our community with the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona’s Over the Edge 2017. These participants will suit up Saturday, March 25, in harnesses and helmets and careen down the 17 floors of one of the tallest buildings in Tucson, 5151 E. Broadway. […]

Tucson Orthopaedic Institute joins specialty care providers at TMC Rincon Health Campus

Tucson Medical Center is proud to announce Tucson Orthopaedic Institute is now providing orthopaedic care and physical therapy at the TMC Rincon Health Campus. This January, Tucson Medical Center opened the TMC Rincon Health Campus at Drexel and Houghton to make high-quality care more available to eastside communities. The concerted effort includes partnering with premier […]

TMC, Pima Animal Care Center team up for first Paws on the Run 5k on April 8

Those who love shelter pets – and enjoy an active lifestyle – can now unleash their passion for both! Tucson Medical Center and Pima Animal Care Center have teamed up to offer the inaugural Paws on the Run, a 5k run on April 8 supporting the community’s only open-admission shelter. Proceeds also support Girls on […]

Stroke Prevention Saturday April 15 at TMC

Are you at risk for a stroke? Join TMC and HealthSouth Rehabilitation Institute of Tucson for the annual free Stroke Prevention Saturday, April 15, 7 a.m. to noon at TMC Marshall Conference Center. Free testing for: Height, weight and body mass index Blood pressure and oxygen saturation Glucose and cholesterol measurements Carotid Doppler ultrasound to look for […]

Two Tucson couples win big in Mega Raffle Early Bird draw!

Two Tucson couples win big in Mega Raffle Early Bird draw!

TMC information technology specialist prepares to dance for diapers

Michael Griffis is no stranger to movement. He kicks soccer balls, rides a bicycle and swings tennis rackets on a weekly basis. But when he started practicing tango for his upcoming performance to raise funds for the Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona, muscles that were used to fast-twitch sports motion suddenly started protesting at the […]

TMC hosts April 1 ribbon cutting, family picnic at new Rincon Health Campus

When Tucson Medical Center unveiled its annual Report to Our Community last year, it was under a large tent on an empty dirt lot. The 44,000 square foot TMC Rincon Health Campus was just a vision at the time – but it’s now complete, and the community is invited to a ribbon cutting and family […]


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