Tucson has historically been a center for healthcare innovation and the base for many innovations in integrative medicine, diagnostics, medication monitoring, pharmaceutical development, wellness and pioneering healthcare reimbursement systems. Southern Arizona also has a reputation for healthy outdoor living, wellness and spas, and is consistently ranked high for hiking, biking and other outdoor activities.
Southern Arizona boasts some of the most sophisticated healthcare available, including seven primary-care hospitals and the Southern Arizona Veterans Administration Medical Center.
TUCSON MEDICAL CENTER
TMC Health is a non-profit all-encompassing system of care that puts its patients first. Serving communities across Southern Arizona, TMC Health is the region’s fastest-growing health system and parent company to some of the region’s most trusted and respected healthcare facilities. Tucson Medical Center, voted US News & World Report’s Best Hospital for the second straight year in 2022, licensed at more than 600 beds, has been Tucson’s locally governed nonprofit regional hospital for more than 75 years. TMC is Southern Arizona’s leading provider of emergency care and pediatric care (including Tucson’s first Pediatric Emergency Department), with intensive care units for adults, children, and newborns. Other specialty areas include women’s, maternity, cardiac care, orthopedic, neuroscience, hospice, surgical, and vascular care.
TMC Health provides primary care to southern Arizona families as well. TMCOne is the fastest-growing network of clinics providing family and specialty care, with more than 17 clinics, 100 doctors & specialists, and two urgent cares serving the community. TMC Health also serves a large portion of southern Arizona with Benson Hospital, Northern Cochise Community Hospital, Rincon Health Campus, and Rincon Neighborhood Hospital, currently under construction as part of the TMC Health system. (photo: tmcaz.com)
Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and South
Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and Banner – University Medical Center South are part of Banner – University Medicine, a premier academic medical network. The Tucson campus features a new $446 million tower with 228 private rooms, 20 new operating rooms, new diagnostic imaging and cardiac catheterization labs and beautiful views of Tucson and the Santa Catalina mountains.
Nationally recognized for providing exceptional patient care, teaching future health care professionals and conducting groundbreaking research, these institutions are the academic medical centers for the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.
Included in our local network are Diamond Children’s Medical Center, the University of Arizona Cancer Center, specialty clinics, Banner – University Medicine North, a new outpatient complex and 5 urgent care centers around town.
The two academic medical centers are part of Arizona-based Banner Health, one of the largest nonprofit health care systems in the country. Banner Health is in six states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming. For more information, visit bannerhealth.com/universitytucson
EL RIO COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER
El Rio Health is a national model for innovative, personalized, high-quality, integrated primary healthcare. El Rio is the provider of choice for over 126,000+ people in our community and has 13 health center locations throughout Tucson. El Rio offers a wide range of integrated services including: medical, dental, laboratory, X-ray, behavioral health, mammography, pharmacy, specialized care, telehealth, insurance assistance, free health and exercise classes, as well as other services while focusing on individual care and quality of life.
El Rio has an annual budget of $247 million, a staff of 1,700 and are accredited by The Joint Commission – National Quality Approval Gold Seal and NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). They offer comprehensive and compassionate care for all ages and stages of life – from infants, children and young parents to employees, executives and retirees. (photo: elrio.org)
Northwest Healthcare is an integrated healthcare provider committed to delivering Tucson and surrounding communities with high quality, accessible healthcare. With more than 500 licensed beds, Northwest Healthcare includes Northwest Medical Center, Oro Valley Hospital, Northwest Medical Center Houghton and Northwest Medical Center Sahuarita.The system also includes free-standing emergency centers, urgent cares, surgery centers, an inpatient rehabilitation facility, and a multi-specialty physician group with more than 100 employed providers.
Areas of specialty include bariatric surgery, complete cardiac care, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedic surgery, pulmonology and thoracic surgery, digestive diseases, behavioral health, urogynecology and more. Each hospital facility offers complete diagnostic imaging and laboratory testing. (photo: northwestmedicalcenter.com)
CANYON VISTA MEDICAL CENTER (SIERRA VISTA, AZ)
Located in the beautiful high desert of southeastern Arizona, Canyon Vista Medical Center commits to serve residents in Sierra Vista, Ft. Huachuca, Cochise County – a population of more than 131,000 people, and our surrounding communities. They are situated in the San Pedro River Valley, 75 miles southeast of Tucson.
Canyon Vista Medical Center was founded in 1963 as Western Baptist Osteopathic Hospital on what was then the eastern edge of Sierra Vista. Growth and advancing technology dictated building our new 177,000 square foot hospital at 5700 E Hwy 90. Completed in 2015, their facility offers Emergency Services with a Level III Trauma Unit, Women and Children’s Services, Level II Nursery, Surgical Services/ Outpatient Surgery Center, Rehabilitation Services and more.
CARONDELET ST. MARY’S HOSPITAL
Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital, serving Tucson’s west side, not only offers a full spectrum of acute care to residents, but specializes in modern and minimally invasive heart and vascular surgery, stroke care, personalized cancer treatment and emergency care. Originally established in 1880 by the Sisters of St Joseph of Carondelet, today St. Mary’s is a 400-bed Catholic hospital and tertiary medical campus whose award-winning care is accessible to communities across Southern Arizona.
CARONDELET ST. JOSEPH’S HOSPITAL
Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital serves residents throughout the Pima, Cochise and Santa Cruz counties. Established in 1961 and located just northeast of N. Wilmot Rd. and E. Broadway Blvd., the east side Tucson medical campus offers specialty care such as neurology, orthopedics, cardiology, women’s health, and cardiac, pulmonary and physical rehabilitation. St. Joseph’s is also home to Carondelet Neurological Institute (CNI), dedicated to the treatment of brain and spinal injuries and illnesses.
HOLY CROSS HOSPITAL (NOGALES, AZ)
Holy Cross Hospital is a cornerstone of the Nogales, Arizona, community, providing emergency care, general surgery, labor and delivery services and important health and wellness education for residents throughout Santa Cruz County. This 25-bed critical access hospital, first established in 1960, has been a part of the Carondelet Health Network since the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet began managing the hospital in the early 1980s.
A 25-bed critical access hospital, Holy Cross Hospital provides general medical/surgical services, 24-hour emergency care, rehabilitation, mammography and ultrasound. They also offer advanced technology such as teleradiology and lithotripsy programs. Other services include Inpatient and Outpatient Surgical Services, Birthing Services, Diabetes Care & Community Education, Hospice Outpatient Services, Inpatient and Outpatient Diagnostic Imaging Services and more.
MHC Healthcare, formerly Marana Health Center, is dedicated to providing excellence in integrated health services to the communities they serve. MHC houses a number of care specialties and providers – from primary care to radiology, dental care to pediatrics, women’s health, behavioral health, and pharmacy. MHC is the state’s oldest community health center, getting their start in a cotton field in 1957. Today, the MHC Healthcare service area covers 600 square miles with 16 locations throughout Marana, Oro Valley, Catalina, Picture Rocks and the Tucson metro area.