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Tucson Medical Center has been Southern Arizona's locally governed nonprofit regional hospital for 75 years. TMC is Southern Arizona’s leading provider for emergency care and pediatric care (including Tucson’s first Pediatric Emergency Department), with top-notch intensive care units for adults, children and newborns. Other specialty areas include women’s, maternity, cardiovascular, orthopaedic, neuroscience, hospice, imaging and senior services.

TMC HealthCare is the locally governed nonprofit system that includes Tucson Medical Center, TMC Foundation and TMCOne primary and specialty care practice.


Tucson Medical Center traces its roots to the world-famous tuberculosis center, the Desert Sanatorium, which opened in 1927. The sanatorium's owners donated the facility to the people of Tucson during World War II, and TMC was established as a community, nonprofit hospital in 1943. For more information on TMC's rich history, click here.


A distinguishing feature of TMC over the years has been its buildings and grounds spread over 120 acres. Most patient rooms are private with a view, either a sun-drenched patio or a vista of mountains and distant horizons. TMC's desert landscaped grounds also serve as home to the Tucson Orthopaedic Institute, Palo Verde Behavioral Health Services, TMC Urgent Care, the Cancer Care Center of Southern Arizona, Encompass Health Rehabilitation Institute of Tucson (formerly HealthSouth), Pacifica Senior Living Tucson and the Children's Clinics, a private nonprofit corporation, affiliated with TMC and Banner University Medical Center.

Tucson Medical Center is a tobacco-free organization and is committed to promoting good health, wellness and disease prevention for our patients, the community and our employees. For this reason, we have implemented a tobacco-free campus and prohibit the use of smoking and tobacco products on all of our TMC campuses, offsite offices and outpatient centers.


TMC is licensed for more than 600 adult, pediatric and hospice beds. The hospital serves more than 30,000 inpatients and 122,000 outpatients yearly and has several emphasis areas, including maternal and child health, cardiac care, hospice care, neuroscience, orthopedics, diagnostic services and senior services. TMC also created the region's first emergency department dedicated specifically for kids.


The hospital's more than 600 physicians represent 60 specialties, from anesthesiology to vascular surgery. Most of these physicians are board-certified. The physicians work closely with nursing and other hospital staff to ensure that every TMC patient receives quality care.