Why Does TMC Need Your Help?
To meet the community’s needs for additional pediatrics services, Tucson Medical Center and the TMC Foundation have launched a capital campaign – with the theme “Block by Block, Miracles Happen” – to expand the current 38-bed Pediatric Unit to a 44-bed unit with 16,000 square feet of new space and renovation of the 12,500 square feet of existing space. The new general pediatric floor features private rooms throughout. Expansion and renovation costs are estimated at $12.5 million. The architectural design began in the second quarter of 2009, with the project expected to be completed by the end of 2010. (Note: Construction was completed in the summer of 2011.) The new and renovated pediatrics facilities incorporates the latest in electronic medical technology as part of a hospital-wide initiative to improve patient safety, quality of care, efficiency and health outcomes in all areas of the hospital. The electronic medical record system replaces paper records, making information more complete, up-to-date and readily available to caregivers. With the community’s support for the expansion of the pediatrics program, coupled with the new electronic medical record system and other ongoing enhancements at the hospital, TMC will be able to continue providing The Most Care to new generations throughout Southern Arizona. To make a donation to the Block by Block campaign, click here