Carondelet Health Network & Diocese of Tucson Partner to Share Insight and Hope

TUCSON, Ariz. – (Feb. 17, 2010) – Carondelet Health Network and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson announced today a partnership to present an educational program, The Resilient Caregiver: Embracing the Spiritual Journey, at Tucson Convention Center on Saturday, March 13, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

This conference will provide information and support to caregivers – those responsible for the care of parents, older adults or other family members who cannot care for themselves. According to a 2009 AARP report, there are more than 600,000 family caregivers in Arizona. Studies have shown the stress of care giving can lead to depression, anxiety, anger, poor physical health and social isolation for the caregiver.
Carondelet Health Network and the Diocese of Tucson wish to provide both education and inspiration for caregivers through this conference. Experts from the University of Arizona’s Center on Aging, Carondelet Hospice & Palliative Care program, and panelists with both personal and professional experience in care giving will share their knowledge and insight with the audience. Attendees will take away valuable information from both the presentations and resource materials provided during the event.
There is a $10.00 registration fee, which includes parking and a light breakfast. Contact Conference Chair Mary Louise Luna at 520-873-5006 for more information. Brochures and registration forms are available at all Carondelet hospitals, Carondelet Medical Group offices and Catholic parishes in and around Tucson.

Carondelet Health Network, located in Tucson, Arizona, is a Catholic, non-profit 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 twenty 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, non-profit 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