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Ways to Give

Importance of Charitable Assistance

Over the years, charitable giving has become indispensable to The University of Arizona Medical Center, and especially to its five Pillars of Care: Cancer, Cardiology, Pediatrics, Trauma/Emergency Department and Transplantation. Indeed, several major new buildings and many patient-care advances have been made possible in these vital areas by philanthropic support.

Today, charitable assistance is more important to The University of Arizona Medical Center than ever before. In order to maintain its lofty standards of care while responding to a steadily-increasing patient demand, and to continue to incorporate cutting-edge new treatments and techniques — in other words, to continue being the invaluable community asset that it has become — The University of Arizona Medical Center must rely greatly upon support from those who value its extraordinary services.

Why UAMC Merits Philanthropic Support

For many years, The University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus has been ranked among the top hospitals in the U.S. in eight or more of the 16 areas of specialty medical care. (U.S.News & World Report’s guide to “America’s Best Hospitals.”)

Of the 5,189 medical centers evaluated by U.S.News & World Report, only 176 were ranked in any of the 16 medical specialties measured.

The University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus is designated a “Magnet Hospital” by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, for the quality of its nursing care, one of less than 100 out of the many thousands of hospitals evaluated. It is the first hospital in Arizona to be so honored.

Although The University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus has the highest bed-occupancy rate in Tucson, its nurse-to-patient ratio of 1-to-4 is the lowest in the state and one of the lowest in America.

The University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus provides the only Level I Trauma Center in Southern Arizona, which means that it meets stringent requirements to provide broad, specialized care, with a full trauma team available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

As an academic medical center, The University of Arizona Medical Center engages in “bench to bedside” medical care, both designing and delivering protocols to patients.

Tax Deductibility

The University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus is designated a 501 (c) (3) “not for profit” public hospital serving the entire State of Arizona and the Southwest. This designation means that private gifts in support of our bricks-and-mortar projects and patient-related programs are tax-deductible.