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UA hospital tapped as Ebola treament center

The UA Health Network's hospital on the South Side will be home to a biocontainment unit, ready for the treatment of Ebola and other infectious diseases. The UA system was named by the CDC as one of 55 Ebola treatment centers in the country.... Read more»

UA sponsoring free eye screenings Saturday

Free eye screenings are available Saturday at St. Elizabeth’s Health Center, 140 West Speedway Boulevard, 8 a.m. to noon. The event is sponsored by the UA Department of Ophthalmology, in conjunction with the University of Arizona Medical Center.... Read more»

Obamacare a mixed Rx for Tucson hospitals

Although Arizona's largest academic medical network could see emergency room relief with the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, the law could also lead to hospital staff reductions and more stress on the state's primary care doctors. ... Read more»

Crash kills 5, injures 15 after Border Patrol chases SUV

Officials are working to determine the identities of those killed and injured when a SUV pursued by Border Patrol rolled over near Vail late Saturday night. Five passengers died at the scene of the accident and 15, including the driver, were being treated for minor to life-threatening injuries.... Read more»

Report calls for revamp of Az’s trauma-care plan

Arizona’s free enterprise-based trauma system would benefit from increased government control and an updated comprehensive plan, according to a recent report by the American College of Surgeons.... Read more»

UA hand surgeon gloves up to save goals in Honduras

A University of Arizona hand surgeon is making an eighth annual trip to Honduras, where he will perform surgery for underprivileged locals. But this year, Dr. Joseph Sheppard will not only be using his hands to reconstruct fingers, but to block soccer balls.... Read more»

Hospital seeks family of Perry Rivera

The UA Medical Center is asking the family of Perry Rivera to contact the hospital. Rivera, 45, is in critical condition and unable to communicate. Neither UAMC nor the police have been able to locate his family.... Read more»

UA snuffing out cigarettes at hospitals

The University of Arizona's network of hospitals an clinics is going completely smoke-free — outdoors as well as inside — beginning Jan. 1.... Read more»2

Raytheon donates $100k for trauma research at UA

A $100,000 donation from Raytheon will support UA research on treating those wounded on the battlefield, as well as trauma victims here at home.... Read more»