Bioscience

Telemedicine protects Arizona, its many regional communities

December 19, 2008

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: Nogales International, Roger Conroy] – Centered in Phoenix and Tucson, a beneficial net covers Arizona communities from Ajo to Nogales to Yuma, the New Mexico communities of Bloomfield, Crownpoint, Gallup, Shiprock and Tohatchi and Utah’s Fort Duchesne and Salt Lake City.

The Arizona Telemedicine Network gives people in Santa Cruz County access to specialty care–that’s care beyond what is offered at Mariposa–applying the latest technology, said Mariposa Health Clinic CEO Jim Weldon. “Doctor (Ronald S.) Weinstein founded the program, and it’s very innovative–a national model.” Weinstein was the third guest speaker in the Mariposa Series on Thursday at Holiday Inn Express in Nogales.
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