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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 »

Nogales Rotary Club

Lieutenant Jerry Castillo at the Nogales Rotary

The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Department headed by Sheriff Tony Estrada was the special guest speakers today at the Nogales Rotary Club meeting held April, 7, 2011. Metro Task Force was the topic for todays meeting, which was presented by Lieutenant Jerry Castillo. Other items on the agenda for the meeting was the sale of tickets for the Nogales Rotary ... Read More »

A positive place for kids!

Sheriff Tony Estrada is surrounded by local children after the exciting book reading. Vicky Barden, Executive DIrector joins the sheriff.

About our Club! Look around town and you won’t find an organization like the Boys & Girls Club in Nogales, Arizona. The Club first opened its doors on May 24, 1993 as a result of a partnership with the City of Nogales, several years of planning and many, many hours of hard work and dedication. The club was opened in ... Read More »

Nogales Community Food Bank: Keeping fed and healthy

Executive Director Arthur Espinoza

The Nogales Community Food Bank is made up of a group of community volunteers and staff who work together to keep the people of this community fed and healthy. More than 9,000 people and a staggering 2,535 homes throughout Santa Cruz County are provided with help on a monthly basis.  What started out as a simple operation out of Executive ... Read More »

Committed to empowering adults

Students at the Literacy Volunteers of Santa Cruz County are engaged in the english class curriculum.

Literacy Volunteers of Santa Cruz County is a non profit organization that has been serving the community for over twenty years.  They are committed to empowering adults in our community through literacy skills, creating opportunities for individuals to achieve their full personal, professional and civic potential. Literacy Volunteers of Santa Cruz County offers English Language Acquisition and Adult Basic Education/GED ... Read More »

‘La Mujer Mexicana’

"La Mujer Mexicana" event was sponsored by various local organizations.

Santa Cruz County was treated to a beautiful show, which featured music and poetry from famous and immortalized Mexican composers and writers this past March. The Mexican Concilate, Oriundos de Nogales, the Cultural Arts Center, Nogales International and Nogales Unified School District organized the event, which was held at the James Clark Performing Arts Center at the Nogales High School.The ... Read More »

Getting kids healthy and ready to succeed

Family Resource Center

Santa Cruz County is home to two new Family Resource Centers that are designed to help families with children aged 0-5 prepare their children for Kindergarten. The Family Resource Center Program is funded by First Things First (www.azftf.gov), a statewide organization dedicated to ensuring that all Arizona’s children enter school healthy and ready to succeed. The program is administered by ... Read More »

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