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‘Juntos Contra el Cancer’ program at MCHC

“Juntos Contra el Cancer,” has been aiding cancer survivors in the community for the past 15 years. As one of the many programs at Mariposa Community Health Center, it serves around 70 cancer survivors with typically 45 active participants. In addition to helping with such things as prosthetics and travel arrangements for treatments, the program also delivers emotional support through ... Read More »


Even though Thanksgiving has come and gone, some Holiday observations are in order. Surfing the web recently, I came across an interesting word picture: Imagine the population of the world reduced proportionately to a village of 100 people. Eighty folks in the village would live in poverty. Seventy wouldn’t be able to read or write. Half of the village would ... Read More »

Fresh Fest a success for health lifestyles

A farmer’s market with a healthy twist was hosted in downtown Nogales on November 5, 2011. Fresh Fest as it was titled, promoted local foods, lifestyle and the arts. It featured fresh local foods and entertainment that included a Zumba Party, musical acts, and an array of vendors offering different products from around the county. The festival was situated at ... Read More »

Patagonia Family Resource Center holds grand opening event!

The Mariposa Community Health Center held a Grand opening ceremony on the evening of October 18, 2011. The celebration highlighted the opening of the Patagonia Family Resource Center located at 1000 School Street, Patagonia, Arizona. The center is funded by First Things First in cooperation with the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension. The ceremony began at 5 p.m. with welcoming ... Read More »


The Lions Clubs from Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Sonora along with the Camp Lowell Surgery Center in Tucson, Arizona coordinated Operation See on September 10, 2011 to help low income individuals from Mexico receive life changing eye surgery, which they would not be able to afford on their own. The Lions Club has been providing these operations for over 30 ... Read More »


Our dental office has been declared a FLOSS FREE ZONE. No longer will we burden you with outrageous flossing requirements. No more goopy string, snapping between your teeth. No more getting busted at your cleaning visits. Our intentions are good. Dentists want you to have healthy gums but unless we clean BETWEEN our teeth, gum disease will take hold. Gums ... Read More »

The city skyline

Not only is Hotel Fray Marcos de Niza a prominent feature of the city skyline but also a stable of Nogales, Sonora. Located in one of the tallest buildings in downtown Nogales, Sonora. Construction for the Hotel Fray Marcos de Niza began in 1946 and ended in 1950 due to the shortage of materials caused by World War II. This ... Read More »

“Welcome to Nogales” is new campaign

Businesses along the Mexican side of the U.S.-Mexican border have come together to form a committee in an effort to try and bring foreign tourism back into the area. Businesses such as dentists, restaurants and Mexican shops (curios) are coming up with strategies and goals to boost the traffic in the area. The name of the committee is WELCOME TO ... Read More »

Dr. Eladio Pereira’s 25th Anniversary

July 1, 2011 marked Dr. Pereira’s 25th anniversary at Mariposa. To recognize Dr. Pereira for his countless contributions to Mariposa, our patients and our community, a reception was held in his honor. Mariposa’s Board of Directors, providers and leadership team gathered to honor “Dr. P” and express their collective appreciation for his dedication, leadership and service. (Picture: Dr. Pereira receives ... Read More »

Ranch bred Physiologist-Dean Fish

Faint images of rugged men taming the old West run through most of our minds when thinking of the traditional cowboy. Images of men out in the Arizona desert tending cattle, fierce battles between Native Americans over different disputes and equally strong women alongside their men are easily conjured in our imaginations. Santa Cruz County has the real thing when ... Read More »

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