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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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  • Mariposa opens new WIC facility

    On June 15, members of the Mariposa staff, board, and guests from the community were joined by special guest, Mayor Arturo Garino, in celebrating the opening of our beautiful new Women, Infants and Children (WIC) facility, located a stone’s throw from our main campus on Mastick Way. The new WIC facility represents a needed 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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  • 10th Annual Summer Youth Institute 2011

    June 6 – July 21, 2011 The Summer Youth Institute (SYI) is an annual, seven week summer education and training program for high school students in Santa Cruz County. SYI students receive training in Tobacco Basic Skills, HIV/AIDS education, First Aid CPR, Diabetes, Self-Esteem, Leadership Development, etc. The training also allows students to receive a

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  • Mariposa opens dental clinic in Rio Rico

    On Tuesday, June 7th, Mariposa Community Health Center staff, the Board of Directors and community were joined by special guest Congressman Raul Grijalva in celebrating the opening of Mariposa’s beautiful new dental clinic in Rio Rico. Judith Claremon, Mariposa’s Board President, provided opening comments and welcomed those in attendance.  Mr. Welden, Chief Executive Officer, recognized

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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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  • Mariposa supports Immunization Week

    Love them, protect them, immunize them. Mariposa Community Health Center leads the National Infant Immunization Campaign in Santa Cruz County. 1n 1994, The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declared April 23-30, 2011, National Infant Immunization Week, to focus attention nationally on the importance of immunizing and protecting children, particularly those 24 months

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  • Platicamos Salud Director receives award

    Congratulations, Ms. Susan Kunz! Director of Platicamos Salud, MCHC Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Program, and Vice Chair of the National Community Committee, Ms. Kunz was recently awarded The Community-Based Participatory Research Best Practices Award on behalf of the University of Arizona Prevention Research Center. The Arizona Prevention Research Center was one of only eleven centers nationwide to

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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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  • Platicamos Salud goes national

    Congratulations to Rosie Piper, Carmen Ferlan and Susan Kunz, our staff from our Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Department, or Platicamos Salud! They successfully competed to establish the National Women’s Health Leadership Institute here at MCHC.  Funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this initiative will allow us to replicate the Border Women’s

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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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  • Dr. Block receives Mission Award

    MCHC is very proud to announce that Dr. Joel T. Block, Family Practice physician, was selected by Carondelet Health Network as the winner of the 2010 Carondelet Network Mission Award.  Nominated by co-workers and by the Carondelet Health Network’s Mission Awards Committee, Dr. Block received the award in the category of physician commitment. Dr. Block was

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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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  • It’s Summer Youth Institute Time!!!

    This summer Mariposa Community Health Center’s Platicamos Salud program accepted 25 students to participate in its 9th annual Summer Youth Institute (SYI) Program. The program started on June 14th and will end on July 22nd. This year’s Summer Youth Institute includes certifications in tobacco use prevention, HIV prevention and First Aid/CPR. Additional topics include drug

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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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  • Award in recognition of domestic violence awareness

    November 2010 – SEABHS, The Southeast Arizona Behavioral Health Services Free of Violence Program, presented an award to Platicamos Salud staff members, Mr. George de la Riva and Ms. Sandra Anguiano, in recognition of their many efforts to end domestic violence by raising awareness in Santa Cruz County.

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  • The Clinical Quality Award

    In 2008 A.T. Still University School of Dentistry and Oral Health presented the Clinical Quality Award to the MCHC Dental Department.

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