TMC Firsts 2000 - current

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TMC 2000 - current 

  • First in Arizona with a hospital-based welfare-to-work program, “Learn, Earn, Advance and Prosper” (1998)
  • First in Southern Arizona with a boutique dedicated to breastfeeding support and supplies, the Desert Cradle (1999)
  • First in Arizona to use digital photo system for newborn portraits, offering proofs and prints to families before they leave the hospital (2000)
  • First in Southern Arizona to air fundraising Radiothon (Children’s Miracle Network) (2001)
  • First in Southern Arizona to open a Children’s Emergency Center with dedicated facilities and staff (2001)
  • First in Southern Arizona to join Andrea’s Closet, a Phoenix-based charity that connects pediatric patients with a new toy (2003)
  • First in Arizona with an endoscopy surgical suite for GYN surgery integrating all surgical and communications devices into a seamless operating suite (2004)
  • First in Tucson to create a free family event, Be Safe Saturday, to offer vital safety information with community partners (2004)
  • First in Arizona to use the BidShift web-based system to give nurses more control over their scheduling (2005)
  • First in Arizona to establish employer-assisted housing project with local Habitat for Humanity (2005)
  • First in Southern Arizona with associate membership in the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions (2007)
  • First in Southern Arizona designated a Neuroscience Center of Excellence by NeuStrategy (2008)
  • First in Arizona with Electrophysiology Stereotaxis technology that uses magnet navigation to guide catheters to treat cardiac arrhythmias (2009)
  • First in Arizona to establish Accountable Care Organization, working with Dartmouth University and the Brookings Institution (2009)
  • First in Tucson to implement a completely paperless electronic medical record (2010)
  • First in Southern Arizona to join a NICU quality initiative applying evidence-based practices to improve care for 100,000 premature babies nationwide (2010)
  • First in Southern Arizona to join Cord Blood Registry program “Newborn Possibilities,” which saves cord blood of at-risk newborns for potential treatment of neurological injury (2010)
  • First in Arizona to reach highest level (Stage 7) on HIMSS Analytics Database for use of electronic medical record (2011)
  • First in Tucson to earn American Heart Assn / American Stroke Assn ‘Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke’ Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award (2011)
  • First in Southern Arizona to earn the Care Award from the International Lactation Consultant Association for support of breastfeeding (2011)