TMC resale boutique holds big sale to celebrate five years of helping patients

resale, tucson, thrift, sale,What’s better than a great sale on quality clothing and household items?

A great sale, combined with the knowledge that all proceeds go to help patients and families in need.

The Teal Saguaro, Tucson Medical Center’s resale boutique across from the hospital, is holding a fifth anniversary sale on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., with a whopping 50 percent off most items!

When TMC opened the Teal Saguaro, it was envisioned as another way to raise revenues to serve the community, with all proceeds directly support TMC and its services.

The retail space also serves as a family resource center, where families can pick up free booster seats and bicycle helmets for children. And because families can’t plan for emergencies, the shop accepts vouchers from the hospital so that families who dropped everything to come to a loved ones’ side, can pick out clothing or other necessities to help during their stay, which can sometimes be days, depending on a patient’s condition.

“The Teal Saguaro vouchers bring a lot of comfort – providing a fresh pair of clothes for child patients and parents who have had an unexpected hospital stay,” explained Jamie Antrim, a child life assistant at TMC for Children.

Director of Community Programs Hope Thomas, who opened the shop five years ago, applauded it as a great example of a volunteer-run business. “I think it’s been such a success because it really combines creativity, a clean shopping environment and a fabulous group of dedicated volunteers working to support those in need,” she said. “We are thrilled to be celebrating this milestone with our community.”




Palo Verde Behavioral Health under new ownership

Palo Verde Hospital 2012 012Universal Health Services of Tucson, LLC has officially acquired Palo Verde Mental Health from Tucson Medical Center.  It will be renamed Palo Verde Behavioral Health (PVBH).  The change in ownership is effective March 1, 2014. 

Under UHS, Palo Verde Behavioral Health (PVBH) will become a free standing, for profit, private psychiatric facility providing inpatient and intensive outpatient psychiatric services. PVBH will continue providing behavioral health services to Southern Arizona with the following treatment programs:

  • Adult Psychiatric Intensive Care
  • Adult General Psychiatric Treatment
  • Adult Inpatient Detox
  • Intensive Outpatient Treatment

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Universal Health Services is one of the nation’s largest hospital companies, operating more than 196 behavioral health facilities in 37 states, including two in Arizona. The company brings extensive behavioral health experience and best practices to this community, and is expected to provide significant organic growth for Pima County patients in terms of expanded treatment services and their body of clinical expertise. Notably, UHS will be looking to expand child and adolescent behavioral health services—an area of great need in Southern Arizona.

PVHB, along with a strong partnership with Tucson Medical Center, will build on the excellent skills of current psychiatrists, licensed registered nurses, clinical social workers and licensed professional counselors to support the new programs.

 For more information regarding PVBH services, please contact the help line at: 520-324-1282 or Fax: 520-324-4841.

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