University Medical Center
University Medical Center is nationally renowned for heart and cancer care. UMC is also the only comprehensive transplantation center in the Southwest, covering heart, lung, liver, kidney, pancreas and bone marrow transplantation. In all of these areas, UMC offers programs for adults and pediatric patients. UMC has the best open-heart surgery outcomes in Arizona and, according to U.S. News & World Report, July 1999, one the top five survival rates in the United States for heart procedures.
The Arizona Cancer Center at UMC is the only comprehensive cancer center in the southwest designated by the National Cancer Institute. Recently a program focusing on pancreatic cancer was added, along with a number of new research protocols to give new hope to people facing this disease.