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  • Mariposa Celebrates National Health Center Week!

    Mariposa Community Health Center joined health centers nationwide to celebrate National Health Center Week August 9-15, 2015. National Health Center Week is an opportunity to raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s health centers, the largest and most successful system of primary healthcare in our nation. Health centers started 50 years ago as

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  • Congratulations to MCHC’s 2015 Scholarship Recipients

    Nogales High School graduates, Cheyenne Garcia and Ricardo Lira, Jr., are the winners of the 2015 Mariposa Community Health Center scholarships. The two students were selected by the MCHC Board of Directors from numerous Santa Cruz County applicants. Both Cheyenne and Ricardo will receive $2,500 for two years for a total of $5,000 each toward

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  • Mariposa says farewell to founding CEO, James R. Welden after 35 years

    Mariposa says farewell to founding CEO, James R. Welden after 35 years

    July 17, 2015, marked James R. Welden’s final day at Mariposa after 35 years as CEO…  A retirement celebration was held on July 18th to honor Mr. Welden’s achievements.  With hundreds in attendance for dinner, live music and a special farewell to Welden, he left the audience with the following message. When you are blessed

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  • MCHC Donates AEDs to Nogales Sonora Fire Department

    MCHC Donates AEDs to Nogales Sonora Fire Department

    On Thursday, April 23rd, Mariposa Community Health Center’s (MCHC) Chief Executive Officer, Jim Welden and Medical Director, Eladio Pereira, M.D., presented the Nogales Sonora Fire Department with four automated external defibrillators (AEDs). Nogales Sonora Fire Department Captain Sergio Diaz Regalado and Lieutenant Victor Garay accepted the donation and expressed their gratitude to MCHC for providing

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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 MCHC’s 2013 health care scholarships

    Oksana Arvizu and Elise Muñoz, graduates of Nogales High School, are the winners of the 2013 Mariposa Community Health Center scholarships. The two students were selected by the MCHC Board of Directors from numerous Santa Cruz County applicants. Both Students will receive a total of $5,000 toward their study. Elise Muñoz, daughter of Marco and

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  • Susan Kunz receives national award

    MCHC is proud to announce that the National Rural Health Association presented Susan Kunz, MCHC’s Director of Health and Wellness, with the first-ever Rosemary McKenzie Legacy Award during a recent meeting in Asheville, N.C. Ms. Kunz was applauded by the NRHA for securing funds to improve rural health access for multiracial and multicultural populations, as well as

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  • Dr. Pereira named “Leader of the Year”

    The Arizona Chapter of the American College of Physicians has named Dr. Eladio Pereira its “Leader of the Year.” The award is presented annually to a physican in Arizona for excellence in the practice of internal medicine and the demontration of vision and leadership in the implementation of creative solutions to health care issues We

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  • Teens learn to lead

    The Mariposa Community Health Center’s Summer Youth Institute trains teens and empowers them to educate others about positive health behaviors. Twenty-four of these well-trained teens graduated July 26th from SYI in a festive celebration held at Diamond House in Nogales. Summer Youth Institute is a seven-week program unique to MCHC and offered nowhere else in

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