We Are Champions initiative boosting community’s health care knowledge

We Are Champions patio

We Are Champions is an initiative created by the TMC Foundation to build a healthier Southern Arizona by bringing the community and health care knowledge together.

The group organizes in-depth health care presentations that cover important information regarding health and the health care system – helping each member champion stronger wellness and knowledge throughout our communities.

The presentations are conducted by health care leaders, offering the most current information about the technologies being used at Tucson Medical Center and the opportunity to ask questions and share experiences.

Luis LeonA recent discussion featured accomplished vascular surgeon Dr. Luis Leon, where the crowd learned details about the body’s vascular system and new advancements being used to treat complex vascular challenges.

Members will also receive guided tours of TMC, with information about each department and service line.

“This is a great way for our community to come together and share health care knowledge throughout Southern Arizona,” said Michael Duran, TMC vice president and chief development officer.

Future presentations are planned throughout the year, with the next being held by Dr. Michele Boyce Ley, a fellowship-trained breast surgical oncologist.

We Are Champions Adaline KlemmedsonAdaline Klemmedson, steering chair of We are Champions also shared her enthusiasm, “It is my privilege to be a part of Tucson Medical Center’s We Are Champions and I look forward to watching it grow in the future, particularly with your participation. We are excited to present a lecture series, facility tours and much more.  Please join us to learn more about TMC, your community hospital.  And through this experience, you will become a more healthy and informed you!”

For more information about We are Champions, call (520) 324-2296, email Krissy King or visit the We are Champions website.


Healthy Legs, Healthy Life lecture at Healthy Living Connections is another success

This morning, Healthy Living Connections packed the house once again during their Healthy Legs, Healthy Life lecture at TMC’s El Dorado Health Campus.

During the lecture, Dr. Luis Leon discussed risk factors related to venous disease, signs and symptoms of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), Superficial Phlebitis, Varicose Veins, and Post Phlebitis Syndrome to nearly 60 attendees.

Dr. Matthew Namanny followed with a discussion of  signs and symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis and treatment of Arterial Vascular Disease.

One attendee that comes to many of the lectures held at the campus says that she comes for the general learning. “These lectures are always fabulous and the fact that they are offered at no cost is a phenomenal community service,” she says. “My husband and I have been coming for years.”

During the talk, nursing staff from TMC Vascular services offered attendees free blood pressure screenings, as well as passing out coupons for future PAD screenings.

The lecture, one of many that occur at the campus on a regular basis, is a part of the  Healthy Living Connections  program– a place for older adults to access community resources for key health and wellness issues.

In addition to the lectures by physicians that cover a wide range of health topics, programming includes a health information center, health screenings, consultations by trained volunteer health coaches, community agency satellite offices such as the American Parkinson’s Disease Association.

For more information about future events, check out the current calendar of events here or contact TMC Senior Services at (520) 324-1960

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