Will Share Information on Enhanced Cardiac and Neurological Offerings Available
Through Association with Sierra Vista Regional Health Center

TUCSON, Ariz. – (June 15, 2010) – Carondelet Health Network is a proud sponsor of Sierra Vista’s Health Fair 2010, planned for this Saturday, June 19, at Buena High School. The public health and wellness event takes place from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Carondelet’s outreach and education experts will be among dozens of agencies sharing important health information, screenings and assessments for community members.
 
Representatives from Tucson Heart Hospital, a member of Carondelet Health Network and the region’s only free-standing facility dedicated to cardiac and vascular care, will be providing FREE risk assessments for health fair participants. These risk assessments help evaluate a person’s potential for cardiac problems. They can also lead to important lifestyle changes and, if needed, further discussion and treatment by a physician.
 
Carondelet will also share information about Carondelet Neurological Institute, one of the nation’s premiere healthcare facilities dedicated to treating neurological illnesses and injuries. Carondelet Neurological Institute opened in 2009 with some of the world’s finest technology. Doctors from as far away as Australia have traveled to Tucson to see the Institute’s “operating rooms of the future,” equipped with BrainSUITE iCT for image-guided surgery, in use.
 
Participants in Saturday’s Health Fair 2010 can learn more about the various programs in place at Carondelet Neurological Institute, including the following: specialized outpatient treatment for brain and spine tumors using stereotactic radiosurgery; a dedicated Spine Center; Southern Arizona’s only Balance Center; programs for treating epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease; and one of only two Joint Commission-accredited Primary Stroke Centers in Southern Arizona.

In April, Carondelet Health Network and Sierra Vista Regional Health Center entered into an Integrative Network Agreement in an effort to increase access to needed services for residents of southeastern Arizona.
 
Sierra Vista Regional Health Center and the Sierra Vista Chamber of Commerce are the major sponsors of Health Fair 2010.
 
Carondelet Health Network, located in Tucson, Arizona, is a Catholic, nonprofit health care system dedicated to responding to the health care needs of Southern Arizonans. With a Mission to Heal, Carondelet was founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet 130 years ago. Carondelet Health Network entities include Carondelet St. Mary's Hospital, Carondelet St. Joseph's Hospital, Carondelet Neurological Institute, and Tucson Heart Hospital in Tucson, and Carondelet Holy Cross Hospital in Nogales, Arizona. Other Carondelet services include 20 primary care and specialty locations, an ambulatory surgery center and outpatient services. Carondelet Health Network is a ministry of Ascension Health, the nation's largest Catholic, nonprofit health care system. In FY 2009, Carondelet provided $43,993,042 or 8.1 percent net revenue in Community Benefit to improve the health of our community and increase access to health care. More information about Carondelet Health Network, Carondelet Medical Group and Carondelet Neurological Institute is available at www.carondelet.org.