Tag Archives : TMC for Children

Mega Raffle funding needed equipment for pediatric therapy


Tasks as simple as grabbing something off the floor, or tying a pair of shoes can spell a supersized challenge for a young patient fresh off spine surgery. The TMC Mega Raffle is funding much-needed supplies for TMC’s occupational therapists to use for pediatric inpatients. Patients at TMC for Children now receive tools that help them maintain their spinal precautions while they…

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Bizarre micro snow flurry hits TMC for Children, Tucson, AZ


A freak micro snow flurry hit Tucson Medical Center last week surprising patients, families and staff alike. Regular programming was interrupted with a newsflash from Holly Headline at the TMC news desk and Decca Halls reporting from PICU and Pediatric courtyard, where inclement weather caused Santa Claus to touchdown during a test flight.   Patients, siblings, parents and staff poured…

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How to get a free car seat for your child


In need of new car seat for your child or grandchild? We’re on it! We’ve teamed up with Kristi Tedesco and KVOA, Safe Kids Pima County and theTucson Police Department to provide free car seats for children, newborn through 4 years of age. Through a grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, TMC for Children and TPD are offering car seat classes to families…

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Kevin's Story – The Epilogue

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In this guest post Terry Matsunaga shares his son’s dream and their hope for other families who include children with high functioning autism.  This is the fourth installment of a series of guest posts by Terry that share his son Kevin’s journey to college. Actually, this isn’t really an epilogue, rather a beginning. Kevin has made many inroads just by being at the University…

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Hello, It's Nice to Meet You – Caitlin Jackson, Child Life Specialist

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This month we’re celebrating our Child Life Specialists. Meet Child Life Specialist Caitlin. Caitlin specializes in supporting children and their families as the children prepare and recover from surgery or stay in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. How long have you been in Tucson, what brought you here? I have lived in Tucson now for a little over a year…

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C is for Classes

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Every year, the Safe Kids Tucson coalition partners with local elementary schools to teach over 700 second-grade students about the ABC’s of water safety with the Water Safety is for YOU! curriculum. At the end of the semester, those 700 students convened at the City of Tucson’s Edith Ball Aquatic Center to celebrate, explore and to review water safety with the partners…

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