Tucson Medical Center
Joining The Centurions this year as presenting sponsor, Tucson Medical Center has made a three – year sponsorship commitment, which represents_the highest level event sponsorship in the organization’s 50 – year history. Licensed at more than 600 beds, TMC has been Tucson‘s locally governed nonproﬁt regional hospital for 70 yearsand is committed to improving the health and well—being of our community.TMC will become the primary Centurions beneﬁciary in 2018.
Big Brothers Big Sisters
For more than 50 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. Tucson’s largest donor and volunteer supported one—to—one youth mentoring organization, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”). We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people. BBBST is using funds raised by The Centurions to launch its Mentor 2.0 program, an initiative that pairs adult mentors with Tucson area high school kids and provides them additional tools and support to help them graduate from high school, succeed in college and achieve their ambitions.
Tu Nidito Is a safe place where children, teens, young adults and families find comfort, hope and support while they are grieving the diagnosis of a serious illness or the death of a loved one. Each year Tu Nidito supports hundreds of individuals on their journey to healing. Programs are offered at no cost to those in need.
For more than 135 years, Carondelet Health Network has been committed to providing Southern Arizona with a full spectrum of high-quality, cost-effective care and improving the health of patients. That commitment extends across a network comprised of St. Mary’s Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Holy Cross Hospital, Carondelet Neurological Institute, Carondelet Heart and Vascular Institute, as well as medical and specialty group locations and imaging centers throughout Tucson, Green Valley and Nogales.
Established in 1880, St. Mary’s was the very first hospital in Arizona, founded by Bishop Jean Baptiste Salpointe after the executive of Tucson’s new railroads appealed to him for the creation of a hospital. Initially, there were just twelve beds with two medical doctors and four nuns assigned as nurses. The small hospital was sold to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1882. Today, Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital, part of Carondelet Health Network, remains the flagship for Southern Arizona’s oldest health care provider. As a founding member of the National Chronic Care Consortium, the hospital and its staff are working to create a “continuum of care” for patients, where they can receive health care services at home, in the community, in an outpatient setting or at a long-term care center.