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Over 100 people gathered in the Arizona Health Sciences Plaza at UMC on Monday to create a human chain. The celebration was held to honor humanism and compassion in medicine.

Over 100 people gathered to form a human chain at University Medical Center at noon on Valentine's Day to recognize the humanism and compassion shown by Dr. Randall Friese, who cared for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in the emergency ward. Read more»


"I hadn't been a big believer in fate until recently. I thought the world just spins and the clock just ticks," astronaut Capt. Mark Kelly, husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, at the National Prayer Breakfast. "Thankfully, miraculously, Gabby survives." (with video) Read more» 1

Mark Kelly speaks to reporters at UMC about his wife, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords on Thursday morning. Dr. Peter Rhee is in the background.

Thanking Tucsonans for their "love and support" for his wife and family, astronaut Mark Kelly said U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will be moved to a Houston rehab facility on Friday. Giffords "is a fighter like no one else I know," he said. She is trying to speak, using an iPad, and stood with assistance, he said. Read more» 1

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was taken off a ventilator Saturday, University Medical Center said. A tracheotomy was performed on the congresswoman. Read more»

A breach of patient privacy rights has led to the firing of three employees of Tucson's University Medical Center, hospital officials said. Read more»

Giffords' 'prognosis for survival is 100 percent,' Rhee told Britain's Channel 4 News (watch the video at the bottom of the story).

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is "100 percent" certain to survive, said Dr. Peter Rhee, a surgeon treating her for a gunshot wound to the head. "As a physician I'm going to get into a lot of trouble for this, but her prognosis for survival is 100 percent." Rhee told Britain's Channel 4 News. Read more» 1


Rep. Gabrielle Giffords remains in critical condition after she was shot in the head while meeting with constituents Saturday. "No change is good, and there is no change," said a neurosurgeon. Read more»

University Medical Center is the 48th best hospital in the country the treatment of pulmonary disease, says U.S. News & World Report. 3 other Arizona hospitals - all in the Phoenix area - received high marks in other treatment areas. Read more» 1

Tucson's modern streetcar project will be awarded $63 million in federal stimulus money, say Reps. Gabrielle Giffords and Raúl Grijalva Read more»

Artist's rendering of Tucson's planned modern streetcar.

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is expected to announce Thursday that Tucson will get federal funds to extend the city's streetcar line. Read more» 1