Health Care in Tucson

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Whether a routine checkup, an emergency or an operation, hospitals see to the basic and complex health care needs of all patients from head to toe. And, the providers have the accolades to back it up.

Carondelet has earned the Joint Commission gold seals for excellence in joint replacement at its St. Joseph Hospital location. Blue Cross Blue Shield has recognized St. Joseph and Holy Cross hospitals for their excellence in maternity care. St. Mary’s also earned the Women’s Choice Award for America’s Best Hospitals Best Breast Center for 2017. The provider’s hospitals have also been bestowed honors for excellence in stroke and heart care, surgical weight loss and rehabilitation.

Banner – University Medical Center Tucson received the Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center for excellence in nursing. It was the first hospital in the state to get this honor. Most recently, the medical center ranked in the top 50 for specialty care in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Banner – University Medical Center Tucson was recently named to IBM Watson Health’s top 100 hospitals in the nation list. On top of this honor, the hospital was given the Everest Award by IBM Watson. This award is given to hospitals on the top 100 list that have also received high marks on improving over the last five years.

The National Cancer Institute recently renewed UA Cancer Center’s status as a Comprehensive Cancer Center. In addition, the institute awarded the center with a $17.6 million grant, which will support cancer research.

Northwest Medical Center and Oro Valley Hospital have numerous gold seal designations from
the Joint Commission, including total knee and hip replacement, spine surgery and recognized as primary stroke centers. The American College of Radiology also named Northwest Women’s Imaging as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence.

The new $8.5 million Northwest Emergency Center Marana offers around-the-clock care to residents in need of immediate medical care. The center is not a clinic, urgent care center or even a hospital but a freestanding emergency room. What does this mean? The center is a fully equipped emergency without a hospital attached to it. The ER is outfitted with a lab, 12-patient beds, a bay for ambulance, triage, radiology and a waiting room.

Tucson Medical Center has been recognized by Healogics as a Center of Distinction and as a Robert A. Warriner, III Center of Excellence. The Arizona Daily Star’s Readers’ Choice Awards named the medical center as the 2017 Best Weight Loss Surgical Practice, Best Emergency Room, Best Hospital, Best Women’s Center and Best Pediatric Emergency Room.

For a whole list of awards, accreditations and other honors, visit each provider’s website for more information.

By Sarah Lancaster