Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to the Coronavirus
As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Sierra Tucson to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Sierra Tucson.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • We are offering visitation through telehealth services so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services are being vetted and may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit

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Nourishment with our Thought Leaders: Our New World of Communication

Communication is the basis for all understanding. COVID-19 has changed the ways in which we communicate and how we understand one another. Join Sue Menzie, Chief Quality & Risk Officer, as she examines challenges and offers solutions for communicating in a new world. This 30 minute presentation will include a brief Q&A session. Please note: This is a non-CE event. There is no charge to attend this presentation.

The webinar begins at 8:30AM PST.
June 24, 2020

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Sue Menzie, BSN, MS - Chief Quality/Risk Officer

Sue Menzie, BSN, MS, serves as the chief quality/risk officer at Sierra Tucson. A registered nurse for over 40 years, including over 30 years in behavioral health, Sue has experience in all facets of behavioral health care, from acute inpatient to outpatient, for patients of all ages. She has a history of management in health care, as well as other non-health care businesses – non-profit, for-profit, public and private settings. In addition to her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from California State University, Chico, Sue has a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration from Bellevue University in Omaha, NE. Her recent work has included servicing in hospitals as the director of nursing and clinical services, manager of psychiatric services and mental health director in psychiatric acute units, chemical dependency, eating disorders, geriatric and outpatient settings, as well as crisis intervention, brief therapy, case management, and mobile crisis team. Sue has taught behavioral health nursing at both community college and university levels. Prior to her role as chief quality/risk officer, she served as the director of nursing and director of quality improvement at Sierra Tucson.

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