Dr. Patel returns to Tucson, providing pediatric endocrinology at TMCOne

Dr. Chetanbabu Patel returned to Tucson in June and joined the TMCOne location on 2380 N. Ferguson, across the street from the TMC main campus. While there are many great reasons for moving to Tucson, Dr. Patel summed it with just one. “The best care for the children we are treating,” he said. “This was […]

Community hospital works to reduce opioid use after surgery

Even as Gov. Ducey declared a public health state of emergency regarding the misuse and abuse of opioids, physicians practicing at Tucson Medical Center were already working to minimize the use of opioids for patients recovering from surgery. Physicians have several opportunities to manage the use of narcotics, particularly important as patients leave the hospital […]

TMC Offering FREE, Online Childbirth-Preparation Videos

Anyone who is bringing a new life into the world has questions about what is best for mom and baby. Tucson Medical Center now offers their FREE birthing presentations –online . Although informative and helpful, the online videos are best used for distance learners and a refresher for those who have previously taken a class. […]

Artwork at TMC Rincon Health Campus reflects Vail’s community connection and spirit

Vail – the town between the tracks – is a vibrant community resting in the foothills of the Rincon mountains on Tucson’s eastside. Along with its leading school system , picturesque landscapes and family-oriented neighborhoods, another of Vail’s greatest attributes is the community’s strong connection to the rich, cultural heritage of the area. The community […]

“Most Wired” designation shows TMC continues leading the way in information technology

Increasingly, technology is helping patients become more engaged in their own wellness and more active in their care. For the sixth year running, Tucson Medical Center has secured a place among America’s “Most Wired” hospitals. The distinction recognizes hospitals that leverage information technology to provide stronger care for patients, to improve quality, to reduce costs […]

Southern Arizona hospital coalition addresses opioid misuse in rural areas

A coalition of five independent Southern Arizona hospitals this week secured a federal grant to diminish opioid misuse and dependence across rural communities in Southern Arizona. The Rural Health Network Development Planning Grant, which provides about $100,000 in support to the effort, comes through the federal Health Resources & Services Administration. The grant aims to: […]

Doctors, nurses share implications of federal health reform (BCRA)

What our health care providers are saying about BCRA

The medical community has not had any substantive role in drafting the proposed health care reform legislation in Washington, D.C. Doctors, nurse practitioners and nurses who practice at Tucson Medical Center have created videos to directly share their perspectives and concerns on behalf of patients who would be affected by changes to Medicaid as envisioned […]

Comprehensive Weight-Loss Program now available at TMC

TMC Comprehensive Weight0Loss Program

TMC follows up on questions from overflow crowd at June 26 health forum

Tucson Medical Center on Monday held a health care forum designed to share information about the impacts and implications of federal health care reform proposals. The panel, which included health care experts in the areas of pediatrics, public health, rural health, primary care and hospitals, answered as many audience questions as they could within the […]

Downtown discussion: Healthy strategies for the grocery store

Sometimes we forget what a miracle – and a trap – the grocery store really is. It can be a place of wondrous nutritional bounty. It can also be a place where healthy lifestyles go to get derailed. If you’ve got 45 minutes over the lunch hour Thursday, July 6, pop over to HealthOn Broadway […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


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