Anthony R. Reed, P.C., commercial real estate broker / agent, Tucson, AZ

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Tucson Healthcare

Before the advent of state-of-the-art medical facilities, the climate - the dry desert air of Arizona - was recommended by doctors across the country for patients with respiratory problems. Today, however, Tucson boasts of some of the most sophisticated health care available anywhere. The University of Arizona Health Sciences Center and the Tucson Medical Center along with other full-service hospitals are a testimony to this feeling.

Southern Arizona's largest hospital is Tucson Medical Center, 5301 E. Grant Road, 520/327-5461, with 631 beds. The original buildings were once a private tuberculosis sanatorium, the Desert San, which was established in 1927. Tucson Medical Center came into existence as a community, not-forprofit hospital in 1943 when the grounds and building of the sanatorium were donated to the Tucson community. Today, more than 1,100 staff physicians represent 60 specialties. Complete inpatient and outpatient services are offered including cardiovascular, neurological, orthopedic, oncological and neonatal intensive care. Besides the 24-hour emergency rooms, Tucson Medical Center has been designated a Level I Regional Trauma Center and is the base for the Arizona DPS Air Rescue helicopter. Other unique features include a hyperbaric chamber to treat conditions such as carbon monoxide poisoning, a Therasonic Lithotripsy Treatment System to treat kidney and gallstones and a Remote Afterloader for treatment of cancerous tissue.

Southern Arizona Rehabilitation Hospital is located on the campus of Northwest Hospital in its own 55,000 square-foot facility and is accredited by both CARF and JCAHO. SARH was constructed to serve the specialized needs of severely injured or disabled individuals. SARH physically changes lives in a cheerful, caring environment. They are having excellent results with patients who have experienced a stroke, amputation, spinal cord or traumatic brain injury, chronic pain, hip fracture, joint replacement, arthritis, as well as those with Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's Disease.

Carondelet Health System operates two not-for-profit hospitals in Tucson: St. Mary's and St. Joseph's. St. Mary's Hospital, 1601 W. St. Mary's Road, 520/622-5833, has 374 beds and is a multi-specialty, acute-care facility. Southern Arizona's only burn center is located here, along with a network for cardiac care. Orthopedic-sports medicine, behavioral health care and rehab-industrial medicine are other specialties of the hospital. Its network of fourteen community health centers provides care from hospital to home. St. Mary's also serves as the base for the Medivac emergency response helicopter program.

St. Joseph's Hospital, 350 N. Wilmot Road, 520/296-3211, has 320 beds and is a general, acute care hospital emphasizing outpatient care. The Regional Eye Center is located within the hospital. A diabetes care center, a regional hand center and Great Expectations (obstetrics), are other programs. St. Joseph's O'Reilly Care Center deals with chemical dependency and co-dependency. Full diagnostic service is available through the Imaging Center.

Health Trust, Inc. has two affiliated hospitals in Tucson - El Dorado Hospital and Medical Center and Northwest Hospital.

El Dorado Hospital and Medical Center, 1400 W. Wilmot Road (one block north of Speedway Boulevard), 520/886-6361, is an adult medical/surgical hospital with 166 beds. Complete cardiac care, orthopedics, neurology and pulmonary care are among the specialties offered here. Complete diagnostic services including Magnetic Resonance Imaging and CT scanning and a full-service laboratory are also available. Seniority is a special health-benefit membership program for those 55 and older. Also there is 24-hour emergency and urgent care.

Northwest Hospital, 6200 N. La Cholla Boulevard (at Orange Grove Road), 520/742-9000, is an acute care hospital with 130 beds. Outpatient surgery and primary care/ family practice are the main areas of specialties of the 500-member staff of physicians and surgeons. The Northwest Cancer Center, the Northwest Breast Center and the Southwest Radiation Facility combine to provide full treatment for cancer. Complete diagnostic facilities and a 24-hour emergency room are some of the other services offered at Northwest.

The hospital is situated on a 230-acre medical campus shared with the Sonora Desert Psychiatric Hospital, Desert Life Healthcare Center, Life Care Center of Tucson, The Fountains at La Cholla, the Rehabilitation Hospital of Southern Arizona and Desert Life Medical offices. A full-service hospital, Kino Community Hospital, 2800 E. Ajo Way, 520/294-4471, has 213 beds. Its outpatient clinic offers general medical/surgical, OB/GYN and pediatric care. The same specialties are offered as inpatient services along with psychiatric care. Physical and respiratory therapy and 24-hour emergency services round out Kino Community.

University of Arizona's University Medical Center, 1501 N. Campbell Avenue, 520/694-01 1 1, is the 300-bed teaching and research hospital of the Arizona Health Sciences Center. It is the region's major referral center with extensive specialized services for inpatients and outpatients in the areas of obstetrics, gynecology, neuroscience, oncology, geriatrics, cardiology, pediatrics, psychiatry, urology and organ transplantation. The medical center has been designated a Level I Trauma Center with AirCare, an aeromedical transport system. Twenty-four hour emergency care is also available. The hospital offers the only bone marrow transplant program in the Southwest.

Besides the hospital, the Arizona Health Sciences Center operates seven specialty research and treatment facilities known as Centers of Excellence:

Steele Memorial Children's Research Center, 520/626-6053.

Arizona Cancer Center, 520/ 626-2900.

Arizona Arthritis Center, 520/ 626-7527.

University Heart Center, 520/ 626-4145.

Division of Respiratory Sciences, 520/626-6387.

Arizona Center on Aging, 520/ 626-6854.

Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center, 520/626-6312.

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River/Campbell Office
1890 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ  85718