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Assisting the Most Vulnerable at the Border

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

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 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?

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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 »

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