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  • Mariposa Community Health Center Receives Recognition as a “National Quality Leader”

    Mariposa Community Health Center Receives Recognition as a “National Quality Leader”

    Mariposa Community Health Center was recently named a “National Quality Leader” by the US Department of Health and Human Services. Community health centers that exceed national clinical quality benchmarks, like Healthy People 2020 goals, receive special designation as National Quality Leaders. Of the nearly 1,400 Federally Qualified Community Health Centers nation-wide, 33 awards were given

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  • Mariposa Community Health Center Celebrates National Health Center Week

    National Campaign Celebrates America’s Health Care Heroes Mariposa held an event on Thursday, August 16 to mark National Health Center Week 2018.  The event is part of a national campaign during the week of August 12th-18h to raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s Health Centers and the dedicated staff who bring health

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  • Susan Kunz – Exceptional Rural Health Professional

    Susan Kunz – Exceptional Rural Health Professional

    Susan Kunz, Mariposa Community Health Center’s Chief of Program Development, was recognized as the 2018 Exceptional Rural Health Professional by the Arizona Rural Health Association on August 7 in Flagstaff. Public health colleagues nominated Susan for her career working in partnership with American Indian and Hispanic/Latino communities. Susan’s unique talent for designing programs, leveraging partnerships

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  • Crossroads Mission

    Crossroads Mission

    On Thursday, June 14th, Mariposa Community Health Center donated a new Automated External Defibrilator (AED) to the Crossroads Nogales Mission.  Gabriel Martinez, Mariposa’s Lab & Safety Manager was present with Daniel Treviño, Mission Supervisor,  and other Mission staff to receive the new AED for their facility, in addition to CPR training and certification. Mariposa is

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  • Senator Andrea Dalessandro visits Tubac site

    Senator Andrea Dalessandro visits Tubac site

    Two years ago, in late February 2016, Mariposa Community Health Center opened the Tubac Regional Health Center, initially 3 days each week, quickly expanding to 5.  “The community support has been exceptional,” said Ed Sicurello, Mariposa’s Chief Executive Officer.  “We were pleased to expand hours so quickly after opening the Center’s doors.” The community support

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  • AZ Alliance of Community Health Centers names Senator Andrea Dalessandro Legislator of the Year

    AZ Alliance of Community Health Centers names Senator Andrea Dalessandro Legislator of the Year

    Senator Andrea Dalessandro has been named 2018 Legislator of the Year by the Arizona Alliance of Community Health Centers. The award was presented to Senator Dalessandro on February 7th at the Arizona Alliance’s Annual Meeting in Phoenix. Senator Dalessandro was nominated by Mariposa Community Health Center in recognition of her support of the health centers

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  • E-WIC goes live!

    E-WIC goes live!

    Now WIC clients can use an electronic benefits card to purchase the nutritious foods recommendation for themselves and their children by our talented and caring staff. WIC clients can also use a phone app to search the WIC food list, scan foods for eligibility while at the store and check their current benefit balance. Bravo!

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  • Mariposa reveals historical timeline, a tribute to founding CEO, James R. Welden

    Mariposa reveals historical timeline, a tribute to founding CEO, James R. Welden

    Mariposa Community Health Center joined health centers nationwide to celebrate National Health Center Week August 13-19, 2017. 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.  This year’s theme for Health Center Week

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  • Mariposa Featured on Arizona Week

    Mariposa Featured on Arizona Week

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  • Dr. Joel Block retires after 25 years of service at Mariposa

    Dr. Joel Block retires after 25 years of service at Mariposa

    Dr. Joel Block has been a dedicated, compassionate physician who has always advocated for the best patient care.  He has worked tirelessly to exhibit the best clinical judgement as a true family physician.  He has cared for many patients throughout the years, from the youngest to oldest, with passion and motivation.  Mariposa extends our sincerest

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  • Gail Randolph, RN, Director of Nursing, retires after 35 years at Mariposa

    Gail Randolph, RN, Director of Nursing, retires after 35 years at Mariposa

    Gail Randolph, RN, provided 35 years of service at Mariposa. She has been an example of knowledge, dedication, compassion, empathy and leadership. Many nurses, medical assistants and providers have been recipients of her outstanding mentorship and guidance. Her contributions to the health of Santa Cruz County are beyond description. Thank you for the many years

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  • Dr. Block receives the Karl Meyer Physician Award!

    Dr. Block receives the Karl Meyer Physician Award!

    Dr. Joel Block received the Karl Meyer, M.D. Physician Award at Carondelet Holy Cross Hospital’s Annual Physician Meeting.  Dr. Block was recognized for his service to thousands of patients in clinics and hospitals; years of on-call duty; withstanding difficult and complicated cases and problems; raising his family in the community; and service to the community.

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  • Mariposa Community Health Center congratulates the winners of the Mariposa Scholarship Program for 2017!

    Mariposa Community Health Center congratulates the winners of the Mariposa Scholarship Program for 2017!

    Congratulations to Jennifer Molina, Estephania Villaseñor, Cristina Molina, Sam Sneed for winning the 2017 Mariposa Scholarship Program. These four students were selected by the MCHC Board of Directors from numerous Santa Cruz County applicants, and will receive $2,500 for two years for a total of $50,000 each toward their education. Mariposa congratulates these exemplary graduates

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  • Sexual Assault Protocol Ceremony

    Sexual Assault Protocol Ceremony

    On April 27, 2017, Ed Sicurello, MCHC CEO, joined forces with local agencies to address Sexual Assault in Santa Cruz County. Mr. Sicurello and Noemi Elizalde, Patient Advocate, along with representatives from Southern Arizona Center for Sexual Assault, Nogales Police Department, Catholic Community Services, General Consulate of Mexico, City of Nogales, Circles of Peace, Santa

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  • Nogale’s Women’s Club – Fashion Show!

    Nogale’s Women’s Club – Fashion Show!

    The Nogales Woman’s Club held their annual fashion show on April 1st, which featured some of Mariposa’s staff! Great job to Conchita Somoza, Valeria Arballo & Cindy Giles! There were a total of 45 models representing different businesses in the community. Funds raised from this event help support many community projects such as the Scholarship

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  • Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week

    Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week

    In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week, Mariposa’s Women Infants and Children (WIC) program partnered with Mariposa’s Maternal Child Health (MCH) and Dental programs, Carondelet Holy Cross Hospital, and Child and Family Resources to host an event at the Mariposa Family Learning Center on August 2, 2016. World Breastfeeding Week is an annual celebration held August

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  • Mariposa Celebrates National Health Center Week 2016 & the 25th Anniversary of Platicamos Salud!

    Mariposa Community Health Center celebrated the 25th anniversary of its “Platicamos Salud” Community Health Services program on Thursday evening, August 11th with special guest, remembrances and treats. The program was founded in 1991 by the MCHC in order to provide an array of different health programs for the community. The outreach effort targeting under-served populations

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  • Maternal Child Health – MCHC Community Health Services

    Maternal Child Health – MCHC Community Health Services

    Give your baby the chance to be “Healthy from the Start!” Maternal Child Health programs at Mariposa Community Health Center offers an array of services to pregnant women and families with babies less than two years old living in Santa Cruz County. Families are provided with support, education, and connections to community resources by a

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  • Mariposa Community Health Center congratulates the winners of the Mariposa Scholarship Program for 2016!

    Mariposa Community Health Center congratulates the winners of the Mariposa Scholarship Program for 2016!

    These four students were selected by the MCHC Board of Directors from numerous Santa Cruz County applicants. The students will receive $2,500 for two years for a total of $5,000 each toward their education. Gemma Parra, a Nogales High School graduate, will attend Bryn Mawr College and major in Public Health. Rocio Gastelum, a Nogales High School graduate, will attendRead more →
  • Mariposa Tubac Regional Health Center Open House

    Mariposa Tubac Regional Health Center Open House

    On Thursday, April 28th, Mariposa Community Health Center held an Open House for their new Tubac Regional Health Center. Approximately 80 people attended the Open House to tour the clinic, meet the staff, ask insurance related questions, register and enjoy an assortment of desserts! Mariposa opened the Health Center in March and is currently open

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