Tucson's hospitals provide specialized care for patients of all ages, with facilities dedicated to children and adult care.
University Medical Center has continually ranked among the nation's best hospitals according to the U.S. News & World Report's annual guide to “America's Best Hospitals.” The Center is the primary teaching hospital for the University of Arizona Colleges of Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy, allowing the hospital to bring optimal care to patients as well as provide an excellent learning experience for students, interns and residents. The hospital's areas of expertise extend to cancer, heart, pediatrics, and transplants. Additionally, UMC operates the only Level 1 trauma center in Southern Arizona, and is home to the Diamond Children's Medical Center which opened in 2010. This year, UMC was ranked among the top 50 hospitals in the United States for kidney disorders.
Nearby Northwest Medical Center offers the city a comprehensive health network complete with a women's center, urgent care centers and surgery centers. Over 500 physicians make up the Northwest network and represent more than 30 specialities. Kindred Hospital in Tucson is a 51-bed facility providing long-term acute care. It's part of a nationwide system, and in 2009 its Tucson facility received a Workplace Excellence Award sponsored by the SHRM of Tucson, and was chosen as the Competitive Workplace Award Winner.
The Children's Medical Center of Tucson provides complete pediatric medicine, including newborn care, immunizations, physicals and management of ongoing health concerns. University Medical Center's Diamond Children's Medical Center offers comprehensive treatment for serious disorders, as well as a trauma and critical care center.