• Congratulations!! Mariposa Wins National Rural Health Association’s 2014 Outstanding Rural Health Program Award

    The National Rural Health Association recognized Mariposa’s “Platicamos Salud” program for its innovative Community Health Worker initiatives, as well as its many partnerships with other organizations and the broad scope of work in the community to help improve the lives of community residents.

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  • Congratulations!! Mariposa Wins National Rural Health Association’s 2014 Outstanding Rural Health Program Award

    The National Rural Health Association recognized Mariposa’s “Platicamos Salud” program for its innovative Community Health Worker initiatives, as well as its many partnerships with other organizations and the broad scope of work in the community to help improve the lives of community residents.

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  • Winners of Mariposa 2012 health care scholarships

    Yaritza Cortez, graduate of Patagonia Union High School, and Jorge González, graduate of Nogales High School, are the winners of the 2012 Mariposa Community Health Center health care scholarships. The two students were selected from numerous Santa Cruz County applicants planning to attend a technical school or university in pursuit of a health care career.

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  • Patagonia gets facelift from Amigos

    Patagonia gets facelift from Amigos

    Amigos, a non-profit corporation that supports Mariposa’s Family Health Center by raising funds for upgrades and new equipment, has provided the Patagonia Family Health Center with a much needed facelift including fresh paint and butterfly-attracting landscaping. Ann Mihalik is the president of Amigos.

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  • Dr. Pereira Celebrates 25th Anniversary

    July 1, 2011 marked Dr. Pereira’s 25th anniversary at Mariposa. To recognize Dr. Pereira for his countless contributions to Mariposa, our patients and our community, a reception was held in his honor. Mariposa’s Board of Directors, providers and leadership team gathered to honor “Dr. P” and express their collective appreciation for his dedication, leadership and

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  • “Health care is a basic right, not a privilege”

    On Friday, May 27th, the Arizona-Mexico Commission presented Mariposa Community Health Center with the annual Senator Andy Nichols, MD Award. This award is in recognition of Dr. Nichols’ contributions to improve the quality of life in the Arizona – Mexico border region. Mariposa was recognized for our commitment to excellence in health care. Molly Anderson, MD,

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  • Mariposans race for the cure in Tucson

    Team Mariposas in Action walked with purpose and in solidarity against breast cancer in the 13th Annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure at Reid Park in Tucson, Sunday, April 10, 2011. This year our team consisted of MCHC employees as well as breast cancer survivors. The 5K walk was a great opportunity to raise

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  • Healthy Start presents award to congressman

    The MCHC Healthy Start program recognized Congressman Raul Grijalva for his continued support of maternal and child services at the National Healthy Start Spring Conference in Washington, D.C., March 7-9, 2011. For two years in a row Congressman Grijalva has agreed to sponsor/co-sponsor the Healthy Start reauthorization bill in Congress, which provides the funding for the national prenatal program. Located

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  • Assisting most vulnerable at the border

    We are very proud to announce that Blanca Andrade and Joyce Latura were recognized by the “Mano Amiga” organization for their dedication in assisting the most vulnerable groups at the Nogales Arizona/Sonora border. Joyce Latura, Manager at Platicamos Salud, is also in charge of the Domestic Violence and Marguerite Casey Foundation programs. She also teaches

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  • Mariposa sponsors runners for 5K Nun Run

    Mariposa Community Health Center was, once again, a proud sponsor of running teams at the 2011 Lourdes Catholic School’s Annual 5K Nun Run, a walk/run event.  Many Mariposa employees participated in this activity to promote wellness and fitness in the community. Congratulations to Lourdes Catholic School and Mariposa Community Health Center! For information on our

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  • Mariposa Celebrates 30th Anniversary

    Mariposa Community Health Center celebrated its 30th anniversary with the “Big 30 Pachanga.” Mr. Jim Welden, Chief Executive Officer, congratulated and thanked all staff members for their commitment and dedication to the patients of the Health Center, the community and the Mariposa family. He commented that “Mariposa has grown from an organization with a total

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  • Digital Mammography and X-ray now available

    Deborah Santa Cruz, Radiology Technologist Mammographer and Radiology Department Supervisor, proudly stated that Mariposa Community Health Center has “stepped into the future” with our new digital system. This digital mammography system allows highly detailed images to be directly recorded to computer.  The images are transmitted to Mariposa’s consulting radiologists at Adobe Imaging Incorporated in Tucson, where

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  • Nogales Resource Center Grand Opening

    Mariposa Community Health Center announces the Grand Opening of the New Nogales Family Resource Center for Parents and Children from the ages 0 to 5. Helping parents and caregivers to prepare children from ages 0 – 5 for Kindergarten. We offer: Early Childhood Development Education, Literacy Development, Support Groups and Health/Wellness Education. Come Visit Us!

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  • Ventanilla de Salud at the Mexican Consulate

    In February 2010, Platicamos Salud, our Health Promotion/Disease Prevention Department, opened a Ventanilla de Salud (Health Booth) at the Mexican Consulate in Nogales, thanks to an agreement between Mariposa Community Health Center and the Instituto Mexicano de Relaciones Exteriores. This Ventanilla is one of over forty found at the Mexican Consulates throughout the U.S. The

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