Tucson Medical Scene…Carondelet Hospitals – St. Mary’s and St. Joseph’s

      Carondelet has three hospitals within Tucson and one in Nogales, Arizona;  St. Mary’s, St. Joseph’s, and Tucson Heart Hospital and in Nogales, Carondelet Holy Cross Hospital.

      St. Mary’s Hospital is located on the west side of town, west of I-10 at 1601 St. Mary’s Road.  The 402 bed hospital is at the intersection of Silverbell and St. Mary’s Road.  It’s origins were as a tuberculosis hospital established in 1880, but now the hospital  focuses on heart and vascular care, orthopedics and rehabilitation and general surgery.  It is a non profit hospital as is all of the Carondelet facilities, and employs in excess of 1500 people.

      The newly renovated emergency room has been expanded to care for more patients. St. Mary’s  is a certified Diabetes Care Center, provides Dialysis, Hemodialysis, and Lithotripsy.  St.  Mary’s is also part of the LIfeline Emergency Response Helicopter Program and patients are flown in from all of Southern Arizona.

     St. Mary’s works with the University of Arizona Nursing School and the accelerated BSN Program.  The hospital has been the recipient of several awards including:

  • “2007 Gold Medal “Sustained Performance Award” for excellence in the delivery of cardiovascular care to our patients awarded by the American Heart Association
  • 2005 Top Performer for care of stroke patients by American Heart Association
  • Named by Solucient Institute as one of 100 Top Hospitals in the nation (2003, 2004)
  • Recognized as “Well Workplace” by the Wellness Council of Arizona
  • Diabetes Center accredited by the American Diabetes Association
  • Fabulous 50 Nurses of Tucson (approximately 40-50% of the 50 are Carondelet Nurses)
  • Hospice – leader in national Compassionate Care of Dying consortium “

according to the website which is cited below.


       Across town on the East Side is St. Joseph’s Hospital, located at 350 North Wilmot, between Broadway and Speedway.  This 374 bed hospital has a new Neurological Center which is state of the art.  It includes a brain and spine tumor center, facilities for seizure disorder, and an aphasia program.  Rooms are available for family members and the Center is drawing national attention.

    St. Joseph’s, founded in 1961,  also has an extensive neonatal unit as well as a Women’s Pavilion.  The hospital is also recognized for it’s Regional  Eye Center.  Like it’s sister hospital, St. Joseph’s has also been the recipient of many awards including:

         ‘Named by Solucient as one of 100 Top Hospitals in the nation (2002, 2003)

  • Recognized and honored as “Well Workplace” by the Wellness Council of Arizona
  • Diabetes Center accredited by the American Diabetes Association
  • Sole accredited Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab Program in Arizona
  • Fabulous 50 Nurses of Tucson (approximately 40-50% of the 50 are CHN Nurses)
  • 2005 Arizona Nurses Association Employer Excellence Award
  • 2005 Corporate “Champion of Heart” Award from American Heart Association ‘

according to the website.


       Both hospitals are continuouly seeking qualified candidates for career opportunities.   A link to application forms for all of Carondelet facilities is listed in the resources below.

St. Mary’s Hosptial Website:


St. Mary’s Hospital Job Opportunities:


St. Joseph’s Hospital Website:


St. Joseph’s Hospital Job Opportunities:


St. Joseph’s Neurological Unit:


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