San Xavier Health Center
The San Xavier Health Center (SXHC) is located in the San Xavier District of the Tohono O'odham reservation, just east of I-19 and San Xavier Road exit (South Tucson). The San Xavier compound comprise of the SXHC and Tucson Area IHS administrative and environmental health and engineering offices. Currently, SXHC serves as a large outpatient facility, operating five days a week.
FY 07 STATS:
Ambulatory Care Visits: 34,472
Primary Care Visits: 23,610
Est. User Pop 8,000
Employees: Approx. 65
In the early 1930s, the permanent buildings on the SX compound were constructed as components of a tuberculosis hospital. The two-story SX Sanatorium was built in 1931 with 21 beds. The surrounding buildings served as nurses' and physician quarters, head doctor's home and other supplementary building (fire station, green house, etc.) . In 1947, when the Sells Hospital burned down, SX Sanatorium became a general hospital until the new hospital was completed in the early 1960s. However, by 1955 the Public Health Service took charge of the delivery of health services and SX began operating under the PHS.
The permanent buildings have been modified by in-house maintenance workers and outside contractors but much of the exterior of the buildings remain the same. Throughout the years, SX campus has changed along with changing healthcare needs and new technology and additional modular units have supplemented space needs of the Tucson Area and SXHC.
Most recently, the acquisition of a modular building from the Davis Monthan Air Force base was negotiated for a new dental facility in 2002. The dental facility dedication was held on February 2, 2006, this new state-of-the-art 7,888 square-foot facility has 13 dental chairs and replaced a 40 year modular building. In addition, two modulars were replaced for additional office space and conference room meetings.
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