TMC Press Release

Hospital hosts a “thank you” celebration for Walmart associates and leadership

Tucson, AZ- Safe Kids Tucson’s community partners and families affected by drowning will be coming together at a press conference to kickoff the statewide “Drowning Impact Awareness Month” campaign.

The Aug. 1 event begins at 10 a.m. at Mulcahy YMCA at Kino Community Center, 2805 E. Ajo Way.

New dads, grandparents, siblings and relatives have a new comfortable space at Tucson Medical Center’s Mother Baby Unit, thanks to the sons and daughters of Jose and Carmen Canchola.

“I think about all our families - relieved about Mom’s safe delivery and basking in the joy of the new addition - and how they’ll now have this wonderful place, thanks to the generosity of the Canchola family who wanted to honor their late father,” said Michael Duran, Vice President and Chief Development Officer for the Tucson Medical Center Foundation.

The new space, which will be dedicated July 14, 2012, will carry a plaque that honors the gift from Jose and Carmen Canchola and family.

Tucson, Arizona – Hot summer days across the country contributed to more than nine child deaths this year from heat stroke when children were left unattended in vehicles.

Safe Kids Tucson reminds caregivers to never leave children alone in cars.

That message has been driven home this week in Arizona after a DPS drug-sniffing dog was left in a patrol car for an hour on Wednesday and had to be euthanized the following day after sustaining organ damage.

Tucson Medical Center and the Bobby Rich Morning Mix from 94.9 MIXfm will join forces to broadcast the annual Children's Miracle Network Radiothon this holiday season.
“The Radiothon is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Children’s Miracle Network, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to support TMC for Children,” said Erika Grasse, the director of development for the TMC Foundation and the Children’s Miracle Network.
“We are very excited about the opportunity to work with Bobby, Greg Curtis and Mrs. Grant, as well as the rest of the team at MIXfm, because they share our dedication to this area and a commitment to a healthier community.

Tucson Medical Center continues to lead the way in information technology, securing a place among America’s “Most Wired” hospitals in 2012.

This distinction is only the latest of TMC’s high-tech benchmarks.

• In summer 2010, TMC left paper records behind and pioneered the move to electronic medical records in Southern Arizona.
• In summer 2011, TMC earned a Stage 7 HIMSS Analytics score, which placed the nonprofit hospital in the top 1 percent of more than 5,000 hospitals for its use of technology.
• And now the “Most Wired” designation, in the summer of 2012, places TMC among the most technologically advanced hospitals in the nation.

For the second year running, Tucson Medical Center has once again achieved national stroke recognition, demonstrating the hospital’s commitment to providing high quality care to stroke patients.

TMC was awarded the Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, granted through the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, for both 2011 and 2012. The hospital achieved silver status in 2010.

Ride Safe Kids and GEICO to Offer Child Passenger Safety Classes and Car Seats
With motor vehicle accidents the No. 1 killer of children under the age of 14, car safety experts are offering complimentary education classes and car seats starting July 9.

Families throughout Southern Arizona are invited to attend classes this Saturday to receive a free car seat.

Pre-registration is required! Pre-registration will be hosted by Univision during one of their televised news shows beginning at 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 14.

Please call 204-1284 during this time.

Come to think of it, Luke Skywalker probably was conflicted on Father’s Day, given he could lay claim to the ultimate Bad Daddy.
But for those of us seeking to find balance in the universe and hoping The Force remains with us after all, a read-in at Tucson Medical Center might be just what the doctor ordered.
Just in time for Father’s Day, on Saturday, June 16, Star Wars characters, including Darth Vader and Darth Maul, as well as Pima County Supervisor Ray Carroll will host story-time for kids, rounding out a Fathers Read series that launched earlier in June.