Carondelet Health Network opened its new St. Raphael’s Emergency Center on Monday, March 8 to serve the southeast Tucson area. The center provides around-the-clock emergency care for nearby residential areas and commercial developments, and received its first patient soon after opening.

Carondelet St. Raphael’s Emergency Center includes 13 exam rooms, a procedure room and an imaging suite with x-ray, ultrasound and a CT scanner. Patients with abdominal pain, fractures, lacerations, shortness of breath or chest pain are examples of the types of emergencies that can be treated and stabilized at the center.

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“St. Raphael’s Emergency Center offers convenient access for the nearby growing residential areas and major employment centers. We look forward to serving this community,” said Chris Tweedy, administrator for the facility.

Designed to offer safe, efficient care with a patient-friendly design in a convenient location, Carondelet St. Raphael’s Emergency Center is staffed by emergency-trained physicians and associates. Its services will be closely integrated with Carondelet’s Tucson-area hospitals for patients who may require more complex care.

Carondelet officials noted their facilities incorporate rigorous COVID safety standards and delaying emergency care may lead to a greater risk of complications.

“Carondelet Health Network is investing in the Tucson area to create a health system with services in appropriate locations with quality, safety, value and customer service among our priorities,” said Carondelet Health Network CEO Doug Luckett. “Hospitals, ERs and doctors’ offices are safe places to receive care. Waiting to go to the ER can contribute to complications and lengthier recovery times. We are here for a healthier community.”

St. Raphael’s Emergency Center is located near I-10 and Wilmot Road at 7401 S. Wilmot Rd. in Tucson.

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