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TMC chief: COVID vaccine critical as more young people & children are hospitalized

99% of those hospitalized and seriously ill during the recent surge in COVID-19 are unvaccinated, says Judy Rich, CEO and President of TMC HealthCare, and with more young people and children in the hospital, getting the vaccine is critical.... Read more»

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Letter: Pima health leaders warn of COVID 'catastrophe' over holidays

"Stay home as much as possible. Wear a mask. Take that seriously. Avoid any social gatherings — the holidays will come again; sit this one out." — Pima County health officials, hospital leaders and fire chiefs... Read more»

Pima warns over 'catastrophic' COVID: Stay at home — even on Christmas

Tucson-area residents must stay at home as much as possible to halt the dangerous spike on COVID-19 cases, including skipping holiday gatherings with family, Pima County health and hospital officials said. ... Read more»

Ducey rejects new COVID-19 limit in Az, as analysts foresee swamped hospitals

Gov. Ducey again rejected calls for tougher statewide COVID-19 restrictions Wednesday in the face of what experts called a pending “catastrophe,” opting instead for more funding for nurses and more pleas for personal responsibility.... Read more»

Tucson imposes nightly COVID-19 curfew as infections skyrocket

As more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases were reported in Arizona, the Tucson City Council voted to impose a nightly curfew to slow the outbreak. The 10 p.m.-5 a.m. curfew begins Friday night, and includes a slew of exceptions.... Read more»

Pima Supes mandate COVID-19 face masks county-wide

The Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 on Friday to require wearing face masks in public everywhere in Pima County — an order that supersedes town and city regulations — to slow the spread of COVID-19.... Read more»

Romero orders Tucsonans to wear face masks to stem COVID-19 outbreak

Tucsonans must wear face coverings in public when unable to physically distance, Tucson Mayor Regina Romero ordered Thursday, amending her COVID-19 emergency proclamation ... Read more»

TMC to donate $500K to Jan. 8 memorial Downtown

Tucson Medical Center will donate a half-million dollars to help fund the construction of a planned memorial in downtown Tucson dedicated to the victims and survivors of the Jan. 8, 2011 shootings. ... Read more»

Southern Az's remaining indie hospitals announce alliance

While the number of locally run hospitals is shrinking in Southern Arizona, five independent nonprofit medical facilities announced this week that they have formed the Southern Arizona Hospital Alliance to improve care and reduce costs. The group includes Tucson Medical Center and hospitals in Benson, Bisbee, Safford and Willcox.... Read more»


Donald Shropshire, ex-TMC exec, dead at 87

Donald Shropshire was a Tucson Man of the Year, served on the Board of Regents and was one of the first board members of Pima Community College. He headed Tucson Medical Center for a quarter-century, and was known for his signature bow ties and North Carolina drawl.... Read more»