Executive Leadership Change at the Tucson Area OfficeDr. Yvette Roubideaux named Ms. Priscilla "Patti" Whitethorne as the Tucson Acting Area Director, effective January 27, 2014. The former Acting Area Director, George W. Bearpaw, left the Indian Health Service for a new position with the Department of Interior, Office of the Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs in Washington, D.C. in February 2014. Ms. Whitethorne can be contacted at (520) 295-2405.
To provide and sustain the delivery of high quality healthcare with a skilled, motivated and dedicated Indian Health Service, Tribal and Urban (I/T/U) teams.
To continuously improve the health status of Indian people and Indian communities that assures the delivery of quality health services. This will be accomplished by ensuring trust, communication, respect, education, involvement and partnering between I/T/U teams and other community stakeholders.