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

HealthOn Boradway ribbon cutting.jpgA 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 sessions, as well as areas for fitness classes and lectures designed to engage and empower patients in taking charge of their own health. The center soon will also feature virtual visits for its established patients.

Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild noted when he first heard about the plan to bring the center downtown, he had one word: Perfect. “And it is perfect because it is another piece of downtown redevelopment. The whole idea is to create a complete community downtown,” he said.BDP38673

“We have a grocery store; we have a lot of people living and working downtown. One of the things people who live and work downtown want is health care and this center brings two of our finest community partners together for wellness care, integrated care downtown.”

Pima County Supervisor Ramon Valadez, who was born at TMC, said health care is important to Pima County, as the largest employer in downtown Tucson. “Health care is an important service and is one of those pillars of the community. This center will help ensure that no matter what part of the community we’re in, this is a healthy community.”

BDP38645Judy Rich, the president and chief executive of TMC HealthCare, thanked the local leaders who have played a role in making downtown alive and vibrant. In addition to being part of economic development downtown, Rich said, “We’re going to take care of people here, we’re going to talk about being healthy and we’re going to offer primary care.”

The center is conveniently located in the heart of the commercial and residential boom and on the modern streetcar line. It will build on TMC’s longstanding efforts downtown, from Meet Me At Maynards events to a partnership with the Chef Janos Wilder’s Carriage House, as well as building on El Rio’s downtown clinical and administrative presence.

Nancy Johnson, chief executive officer of El Rio Health, noted that with expanded weekday and Saturday hours, HealthOn will offer an option for downtown employees and residents – either as a medical home, or for episodic acute care needs that will then be shared electronically with their primary care physician.

“We share a mission and a passion for community health and we could not be more excited about serving our downtown community with this new state-of-the-art facility,” Johnson said.

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