Tucson Community Partner Program

This Month We Spotlight our September Community Partner.

The Journal Broadcast Group Community partner for September is University Medical Center

The University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus Trauma Services
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724

The University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus is Southern Arizona’s only Level 1 trauma system and one of the most-highly rated trauma programs in the country. It ranks number one among university trauma centers in the nation in several key outcomes, such as patient survival, low cost and shorter lengths of stay.

The trauma program at The University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus has a trauma surgeon immediately available 24 hours a day. The trauma program cares for approximately 4,800 patients a year, of which 1,700 are seriously injured. These patients come from Tucson, Southern Arizona, western New Mexico and northern Mexico.

Trauma means serious injury and includes such injuries as bone fractures, internal bleeding and brain injuries. Trauma is most frequently due to car crashes, falls and violence.

A trauma center is a highly-organized hospital program for the immediate treatment of the seriously injured. The program’s organization recognizes that the greatest enemy of a person who is seriously-injured is time. The University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus trauma team remains poised for immediate response 24 hours a day, every day. The team is led by a trauma surgeon and includes additional surgeons, emergency medicine physicians, trauma nurses and therapists. This expert team is activated about eight times a day.

In addition to the trauma team, the trauma center at The University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus includes:

  • Telemedicine
  • Special trauma resuscitation units within the Emergency Department
  • Fully-staffed operating rooms immediately available
  • Surgical intensive care unit
  • Wide range of on-call specialists (more than a dozen specialty physicians, including orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, pediatric intensivists, etc.)
  • Priority status for lab work and x-rays 
  • Injury prevention programs
  • Professional education for EMTs, paramedics, nurses and physicians

Visit The UMC Trauma Center online at http://www.azumc.com.

Journal Broadcast Group – Tucson Operations, which operates 4 Radio Stations and 2 local TV stations, has announced a community partnership project that will donate over $1.5 million annually in media value to local charitable organizations.

One organization will be selected each month as the Journal Community Partner. A comprehensive media campaign will be created utilizing all Journal Broadcast Group properties to bring needed awareness for those charitable organizations that provide services and resources to the Tucson community.

The Journal Community Partner program is over and above the numerous community service efforts that each station supports individually.

To be eligible for consideration applicants must be a 501C-3 non-profit organization, a collaboration of non-profit partners, or a community or corporate foundation. The partnership application form may be found on this page:


Right-click on the link above and select "Save As" (Mac: control-click). Print the PDF form, fill it out and mail it to the listed address.


St. Elizabeth’s Health Center Services

Southern Arizona Children’s Advocacy Center

Community Gardens of Tucson

Honor Flight Tucson

The Haven

Tucson Festival of Books

Pima Council On Aging

Blind & Deaf Children Foundation

Make Way For Books

Tucson Clean & Beautiful

Volunteer Center of Southern Arizona

Marshall Home for Men

Reading Seed

Gooter Foundation

Child & Family Resources

Tucson Girls Chorus

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Homicide Survivors