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TUCSON, Ariz. – (April 21, 2010) – Carondelet Health Network is proud to announce that Donna Zazworsky, RN, MS, CCM, FAAN has been named Vice President of Community Health and Continuum Care.
 
In her new role, Zazworsky will lead the continuum efforts of the many Carondelet programs and services related to access to health care, health promotion and disease management. These include the Southern Arizona Health Village for the Homeless, Faith Community Nursing, Diabetes Care Center, the Carondelet Diabetes Education Institute and Telemedicine programs.
 
“I meet people throughout the community every day that are genuinely excited and proud to make a difference,” said Donna Zazworsky. “Carondelet has a unique opportunity to help people, many of them in desperate need of healthcare and healthcare education, and this role has given me the resources to do just that.”
 
Zazworsky will develop and implement a community case management system for Carondelet. In addition, she is leading Health, Human Services and Faith-based Workgroup for the newly awarded $16 million Centers for Disease Control Obesity Prevention grant to Pima County.

Zazworsky has extensive experience in diabetes education and Telemedicine programs. She has created programs that deliver clinical and educational diabetes services to rural hospitals, targeting at-risk populations.
 
“Donna has been with us for a number of years, answering the call of the community,” said Ruth W. Brinkley, President and Chief Executive Officer at Carondelet Health Network and West Ministry Market Leader for Ascension Health. “Carondelet has a Mission to Heal and Donna’s extraordinary outreach efforts are characteristic of that mission. We’re extremely pleased to have her in this newly-formed role.”
 
Zazworsky earned her BS in nursing at Pennsylvania State University and her MS in nursing with a specialty in community health nursing at the University of Arizona. Among the many awards she has received include the Carondelet Health Network President’s Award in February 2010; Women of Influence: Inside Tucson Business, 2009; Leader to Watch: Nurse Leader Journal, April 2009; University of Arizona Alumni Award, 2008; and an American Diabetes Association of Southern Arizona Care Award, 2007.

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 www.carondelet.org.