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National Nurses Day celebrated

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Carondelet Holy Cross Hospital kicked off a weeklong celebration of Nurses Day. The occasion celebrated nurses all over the country who work long and hard to put smiles on the faces of their patients. In the field of healthcare, nurses often go by unnoticed but nurses are a very important factor to the medical sector and they play a valuable ... Read More »

Overwhelming Support at Kid’s Farmers Market Ribbon Cutting


At 3:03 p.m. on April 13th, a flood of students came pouring out of Wade Carpenter Middle School to where the buses awaited. At this moment Arthur Espinoza, Executive Director of the Nogales Community Food Bank, Mayor Arturo Garino, Congressman Raul Grijalva, W.C. Principle Mrs. Montiel and two of the schools students together all holding a pair of pruning shears ... Read More »

Dr. Duran rose above all expectations onto success

Dr. Jose Ignacio Duran

BY JOSEPH WRIGHT For the last 27 years, Dr. Jose Ignacio Duran has been caring for the woman of Santa Cruz County through his office at the Women’s Center on Carondolet Drive. Duran, born in Cananea, Mexico to parents of limited education, broke through all barriers and rose above all expectations on his path to where he is today. At ... Read More »

Event Helps Families, Young Kids Learn!

Dr. Aaliyah Samuel, Director for the FTF Santa Cruz Regional Council

CONTRIBUTED Families with kids birth to 5 years old are invited to play and learn together at the First Things First Celebrates the Young Child event on April 21. Research shows that most of a child’s brain develops before they are 5 years old. Kids with quality early childhood experiences do better in school, have better relationships with classmates and ... Read More »

Great urological care since 1984

Dr. Alfredo ‘Che’ Guevara

BY JOSEPH WRIGHT Academic ambition, commitment to his patients, and skilled surgeons hands are all part of what make Dr. Alfredo ‘Che’ Guevara the great doctor that he is. Someone who has provided the people of Santa Cruz County with nothing short of exceptional urological care since 1984. “I knew from the time I was a kid that I wanted ... Read More »

Saucedo: Reliable, friendly & local

Dr. Marco Saucedo

BY JOSEPH WRIGHT Dr. Marco Saucedo, an Arizona native, has been providing the women of Santa Cruz County with top of the line OB/GYN care since 1999. Through his practice, Saucedo manages to deliver around 25 babies a month, perform regular examinations, as well as provide a wide range of cosmetic procedures using all high tech, up to date equipment. ... Read More »

The Turtle Bay Café

Staff at the Turtle Bay Café which is part of the Living Center.

It’s lunch hour and people are starting to get hungry for something delicious and affordable, the recently opened Turtle Bay Café is an alternative most locals have yet to discover. Located just north of Walgreens in Nogales, at 2069 N. Grande Ave., the café is open from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. The eatery features daily specials ... Read More »

CNA program at SCVUSD

Niza Zamudio shaving Darlene Nido for the SCVUSD #35 CNA Program.

Up until a few years ago, there weren’t a lot of options for the students of Rio Rico High School as far as vocational classes were concerned. That is when Elanor Rankin, a long time employee of Santa Cruz County School District #35, got approval to set up a JTED program; a program designed to give students a head start ... Read More »

Outpatient rehab services expand at Carondelet

Jose “Husi” Cazares, a Bilingual Speech Language Pathologist works with patient Santiago Gutierrez .

Carondelet Holy Cross hospital has been providing outpatient rehabilitation services for physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy for many years at its in Nogales. In November of 2011, Carondelet expanded its rehab location to 1171 W. Target Range Road, just west of IHOP, to meet the increasing demand for these services. “We are treating patients from childhood to geriatric, ... Read More »

Don’t try harder, try different

BY Dr. Patricia R. Bruce DBH, LCSW, LISAC After another year, and here you are with the same “old” New Year’s resolution. To stop smoking is once again the head of your list. You may wonder why the last three attempts to quit only lasted few days before you returned to your old habits and you are hoping that this ... Read More »

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