The Navajo Hopi Health Foundation is a non-profit 509(a)(3) charitable organization established in October 2012, dedicated to raising funds for Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation (TCRHCC), the designated healthcare provides to 75,000 Navajos, Hopis, and San Juan Southern Paiutes within a 6,000 plus square mile referral service area (larger than Connecticut and Rhode Island combined).
The Foundation’s goal is to secure financial resources for continued development of improving the healthcare center and purchasing medical equipment needed in the area by providing support to Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation and the region it serves.
The Medical Center is an integrated health care system on the Navajo Reservation that is breaking Indian healthcare boundaries with:
• A 73 bed acute care hospital that is the only tribal hospital in the United States pioneering joint replacement, diabetic wound care, minimally invasive gynecology procedures, and vaginal birth after cesarean section
• The sole provide of long-term care, trauma care and helicopter medical rescue on the Navajo Reservation
• An outpatient medical clinic that provides a full range of medical services, including dental, optometry, and pharmacy
• Three satellite primary health care clinics
• Two mobile health care units that bring primary healthcare to the reservation’s most remote locations, where more than half of all homes lack plumbing, electricity and telephones, and where 80 percent of all roads are unimproved dirt roads that become seasonally inaccessible.
The People's Regional Medical Center
The New York Times, Washington Times, and MSNBC, to name but a few, featured TCRHCC’s physicians because of our exemplary medical care. Our innovative medical treatment exceeds that of some of America’s top hospitals. But you would not know that to look at us.
Our hospital building was built in 1975 on an earthquake fault and a packed dirt lot where dogs and cows still roam today. TCRHCC lacks many comforts most Americans expect from any local hospitals, like a comfortable place to sit. Visitors of our 24,000 annual patients, who commonly come from far away and modest means, must sometimes sleep on the floor just to visit their loved ones because we simply do not have the furnishings to accommodate them.
Basic amenities, such as landscaping, adequate parking, and expanded cafeteria services would greatly improve the experience of our patients and staff. Medical equipment upgrades would improve the scope of our care.
You don’t have to send your charitable dollars out of the United States to find a serious need, it is right here on the Navajo/Hopi Reservation. Where unemployment is 48% and thousands of homes are without electricity, running water or paved roads.
Please consider helping out the Foundation this year when you are deciding on your charitable contributions. We take hand me downs, cash or in-kind.
About Our Medical Center
• Our Hospital has been in the same building since 1975
• In 2012, total combined hospital inpatient and outpatient visits was a total of 720,708 visits. This represents a +397% increase in total patient visits during the ten-year period, growing from 160,134 visits in 2002.
• The hospital and satellite clinics in Flagstaff, Dinnebeto, Cameron and LeChee provide primary care services to over 33,000 Navajo, Hopi and San Juan Southern Paiutes.
• TCRHCC serves as a regional referral medical center for over 75,000 residents across the Navajo Nation and adjacent communities.
• The necessity for expanded medical services leaves no extra money for basic interior improvements beyond life safety and medical equipment requirements.