A number of highly regarded medical facilities in the Tucson area assure residents an enviable quality of life. The University of Arizona’s prestigious medical school has helped turn Tucson into one of the nation’s top cities for quality health-care. One of the eight Centers of Excellence housed within the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center is the state-of-the-art Arizona Cancer Center, which was designated a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute, the highest designation afforded by the Institute.
University Medical Center (UMC), the training ground for some of the nation’s most promising medical students, also is located within the Health Sciences Center. UMC was named to U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Hospitals 2006″ list, and more than 100 UMC physicians were identified as The Best Doctors in America in 2005. Tucson Heart Hospital, another highly acclaimed medical facility, has brought together leading cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons, state-of-the-art medical technology and the finest facilities to provide quality care to patients with cardiac problems. Within 15 minutes of Dove Mountain is the Northwest Medical Center, a 253-bed acute care hospital as well as Oro Valley Hospital, a 144-bed facility with inpatient and outpatient care, diagnostic imaging and emergency, medical and surgical care.