UA Adds Three to Department of Surgery

Marion Henry, MD, MPH, joined the faculty as an associate professor in the UA Departments of Surgery and Pediatrics in November. She came to Tucson from Naval Medical Center San Diego, where she was a commander in the Medical Corps. Dr.…

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January PCHD Surveillance Report

The Pima County Health Department has released its January Surveillance Report which covers the influenza season, rubella, parotitis and reporting procedures for carabapenem resistant enterobacteriaceae. Always remember providers are our eyes and ears in the community. Please report immediately unusual…

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UA Pediatrics Adds Three Physicians

Three physicians have joined the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and Banner Children’s – Diamond Children’s Medical Center. They are: Asmaa Abu-Maziad, MD, joined the Division of Nephrology as a clinical assistant professor. As a pediatric nephrologist, she…

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TMC Mega Raffle Kicks Off February 8

Tickets for the 2018 Tucson Medical Center Mega Raffle go on sale February 8, 2018.  Now in its sixth year, participants will have one in 20 chances of winning more than 2,500 prizes, including an A.F Sterling home package valued…

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Raymundo Esquivel 1929-2017

Raymundo Esquivel, MD, anesthesiologist and 50-year PCMS member died November 18, 2017. He was 88. Esquivel was born on October 19, 1929 in Monterrey, Mexico where he graduated from medical school in 1953. He came to Tucson in 1951 for…

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Esther Alcorn 1926-2017

Esther Alcorn, MD, who practiced medicine in southern Arizona for 40 years, died in Tucson on November 27, 2017. She was 91. Born in Minot, North Dakota, Alcorn was the daughter of a nurse who took an interest in medicine as…

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State Supreme Court upholds Medicaid expansion

The Arizona Supreme Court in a unanimous decision rejected a bid from a group of 36 current and former Republican lawmakers to overturn the state's Medicaid expansion. The lawmakers argued that a hospital assessment used to pay the state's portion…

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PCHD November Surveillance Report

Providers are our eyes and ears in the community.  Please report immediately unusual numbers of patients presenting with similar symptoms, unusual symptoms, or unexplained infectious diseases in healthy individuals.  Do not wait until laboratory results become available. You are welcome to…

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