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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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  • 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’s CFO, Ed Sicurello, named new Chief Executive Officer

    Mariposa’s CFO, Ed Sicurello, named new Chief Executive Officer

    The Board of Directors has named Ed Sicurello as the Chief Executive Officer of Mariposa effective Friday, July 17th.  Mr. Sicurello has 29 years of leadership experience working with community health centers and hospitals, and in addition to working as the Chief of Operations and Finance since 2004, his relationship with Mariposa, in one form

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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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  • Community Center of Excellence in Women’s Health

    Mariposa Community Health Center was one of the first three organizations in the nation to be named by the federal Department of Health and Human Services as a Community Center of Excellence in Women’s Health (CCOE) The Mariposa CCOE facilitates women-focused care and educates patients and the community on women’s health issues. Leadership training and

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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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  • 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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  • Cassalyn David Receives National Recognition

    Cassalyn is the Network Director for the Santa Cruz County Wellness Network. At the April meeting of the National Cooperative of Health Networks (NCHN) in New Orleans, Cassalyn was awarded the Outstanding New & Emerging Network Leader of the Year Award. This award recognizes extraordinary leadership activities demonstrated by a new network leader/director in the

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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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  • Co-sponsor of Border Food Summit

    September 16-18, 10th Annual Southwest Marketing Network Conference – Border Food Summit at Esplendor Resort, Rio Rico, AZ Mariposa’s Department of Health and Wellness is proud to co-host this important Summit, highlighting the successes and challenges of border food systems from West Texas to southern Arizona. The goal is to activate social justice in our

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  • Dr. Pereira honored by WCN

    In honor of selfless dedication and continuing contribution to community health, the Western Clinicians Network recognized Eladio Pereira, M.D., for 15 years of dedicated WCN Board Membership – April 24, 2012. Congratulations, Dr. P! We are all super proud of you and your contributions to Mariposa and our community.

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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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  • FREE dental checkups for kids

    FREE dental checkups for kids

    When Dr. Betz saw children and their parents eating lunch just outside the Rio Rico dental clinic, he asked how we could get those parents to bring their kids in for dental checkups while they’re on summer vacation, a time when the last thing on children’s minds is brushing their teeth and visiting the dentist.

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  • Mariposa master trainer leads workshops

    Platicamos Salud master trainer, Carmen Ferlan, has been traveling the country co-facilitating five Community Health Worker (CHW) Regional Workshops, the first of which was held in Seattle, WA in May. The 3-day highly interactive workshops, sponsored by the Women’s Health Leadership Institute, are attended by community health workers within the various regions for the purpose

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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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