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More than 35 year providing amazing services

Children at St. Andrew's Clinic

For over 35 years, St. Andrew’s Children’s Clinic has provided free, specialized medical care to children living in Mexico who cannot get the care or afford the care they need in their home country. httpvh:// St. Andrew’s Children’s Clinic is a non-denominational, non-profit organization. Approximately 200-250 children are seen the first Thursday of each month except July. All medical staff ... Read More »

Young Audiences presents grant seminar

Young Audiences

httpvh:// Young Audiences of Santa Cruz County presented a seminar this past April 7, 2011. The event featured planning and managing successful arts learning projects and grants. Also featured as an instructional art project accompanied with food. Read More »

Gathering community resources

The Community Network Team of Santa Cruz County

httpvh:// The Community Network Team of Santa Cruz County hosted an event to gather community resources this past April 8, 2011 at the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Nogales, Arizona. The purpose of the group is to promote community resources and organizations. Organizers include Margie Fish, Adela Gonzales, Maria Montenegro and Jennifer Argyos. Over 40 organizations showed up to promote. The group ... Read More »

Assisting the Most Vulnerable at the Border

Joyce Latura and Blanca Andrade

Mariposa Community Health Center recentlly announced that Blanca Andrade (left) and Joyce Latura (right) 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 citizenship classes to ... Read More »

1st Annual Child Abuse Awareness Walkathon

1st Annual Child Abuse Awareness Walkathon

httpvh:// 1st Annual Child Abuse Awareness Walkathon was held in Nogales this past April 2, 2011. Various organizations, businesses and locals came out to support the event that asked to help raise emergency funding for our local Santa Cruz County Foster Children. Read More »

Mariposa sponsors runners for LCS’s 5K Nun Run

Mariposa Community Health Center

Mariposa Community Health Center was a proud sponsor once again of running teams at the 2011 Lourdes Catholic School’s Annual 5K Run/Walk.  Mariposa employees participated in this activity thus promoting wellness and fitness in the community. In the picture from left to right are Mariposa staff: Alexa Tapia, Crystal Barrios, Nicki Carrillo, and Conchita Somoza. Congratulations to Lourdes Catholic School ... Read More »

Going National: What’s new at MCHC Platicamos Salud?

Going National

Congratulations to Rosie Piper, Carmen Ferlan and Susan Kunz, our staff from our Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Department (Platicamos Salud)! They successfully competed to establish at Mariposa Community Health Center,  the National Women’s Health Leadership Institute funded by the US. DHHS Office on Women’s Health.  This initiative will allow us to replicate the Border Women’s Health Institute curriculum in ... Read More »

Officers recognized at the Arizona Detention Association Conference in Prescott

Officers at sheriff’s department take a moment to pose. From left, Detention Officer Carlos Gamez, named Officer of the Year, Sheriff Tony Estrada,  Julie Higuera, named Outstanding Service Recipient and Detention Officer Andres Palafox named Rookie of the Year.

Not only did the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Department get a great new location but its officers were also honored. Detention Officer Carlos Gamez, named Officer of the Year;  Julie Higuera, named Outstanding Service Recipient and Detention Officer Andres Palafox named Rookie of the Year. Hats off to a job well done! Read More »

Mariposa Community Health Center recently celebrated 30th Anniversary

Jim Welden, Chief Executive Officer

Mariposa Community Health Center recently celebrated its 30th anniversary. 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. Mr. Welden commented that “Mariposa has grown from an organization with a total budget of about $400,000 taking care of 1,500 ... Read More »

Digital Mammography and X-Ray now available

Digital Mammography

Mariposa Community Health Center “steps into the future” as Deborah Santa Cruz, RTM (Radiology Technologist Mammographer) proudly stated.  Ms. Santa Cruz is the Department Supervisor of the Mariposa Community Health Center’s Radiology department. Mariposa’s new digital mammography system allows highly detailed images to be directly recorded onto a computer.  The images are transmitted to Mariposa’s consulting radiologists at Adobe Imaging ... Read More »

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