Carondelet St. Mary's Hospital is now a Primary Plus Stroke Center

stroke-2022Carondelet St. Mary's Hospital is now a Primary Plus Stroke Center, reflecting the hospital’s investment in neuroscience talent and capabilities. The certification affirms that St. Mary's Hospital goes beyond the requirements of a primary stroke center, with the addition of training, equipment, experience, and personnel for performing thrombectomies and post-care for the treatment of acute ischemic strokes. It is based on standards created by the Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association, and granted by DNV GL Healthcare, a certification body operating in more than 100 countries. Thank you to our dedicated physicians, nurses and staff who truly make us A Community Built on Care.

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About Carondelet Health Network

Carondelet Health Network has been committed to providing Southern Arizona with a full spectrum of high-quality, cost-effective care and improving the health of patients we serve for more than 135 years. That commitment continues across our network comprised of Marana Hospital, St. Raphael’s Emergency Center, St. Mary’s Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Holy Cross Hospital, Carondelet Neurological Institute, Carondelet Heart and Vascular Institute, as well as physician offices and other centers throughout the Tucson, Green Valley and Nogales areas.

Our network is recognized for a wide array of services that include neurological, cardiac, orthopedic, women’s health, bariatrics and rehab care. Carondelet is recognized as Southern Arizona’s only Catholic hospital system. Our care and compassion extends from our associates, to our patients, their families and our entire community.

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Carondelet announces new Market Chief Medical Officer

Apr 11, 2022

TUCSON – Carondelet Health Network is pleased to announce Dr. Brian Hess will be joining as the Market Chief Medical Officer in Tucson effective April 3, 2022.

Dr. Hess is currently Medical Director of Emergency Services for the Tenet Phoenix Market at Abrazo Health. An Emergency Medicine physician, he is also TeamHealth Regional Medical Director, West Group. Dr. Hess has considerable hospital- and clinic-based leadership experience with a focus on quality patient outcomes and experience. He values the contributions of each team member and is driven to strategically improve care delivery across the spectrum.

He has served as hospital chief of staff at Abrazo Central Campus and Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital, and chaired committees of performance improvement and patient safety. A graduate of the St. Louis University School of Medicine, Dr. Hess also holds an MBA from the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee.

“We are excited for the addition of Dr. Hess to Carondelet Health Network. Dr. Hess has a long history of collaborating to improve quality and safety for patients in Arizona,” said Monica Vargas-Mahar, Carondelet Health Network Market Chief Executive Officer.