The TONCA Board of Directors is pleased to report that the AHSSNF has received the following awards and recognition:
• 2009 The Wall Street Journal, Top Small Workplace Award
• 2008 Highest Honors, Honoring Nations, Harvard University
•2008 National Indian Health Board, Local Impact Award
•2008 Indian Health Services, Tucson Area Director's Award of Merit
Individual Board Accomplishments:
•2009 Frances Stout
named a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Community Health Leader
Guided by Tohono O’odham Values and Traditions, it shall be the Mission of Tohono O’odham Nursing Care Authority to take a leadership role in providing a continuum of care and services, designed to enhance the physical and intellectual qualities of life for aging O’odham and other members of the Nation in need of skilled nursing care.
We are led by our Guiding Values. They are our road map of life and our approach to providing care.
• All People deserve to live and die in dignity. Life, death, and dignity are uniquely defined by one’s own culture.
• Health is more than the absence of disease. It is a complete combination of intellectual, physical, psychological, social, and spiritual states which form the condition of wellness we call health.
• The Tohono O’odham Culture is important to the health and well being of the elderly.
• Elderly members of the Nation should maintain contact with their communities rather than being relocated off of the Nation’s land to Non-O’odham facilities for health care services.
• It is essential that health care be delivered in a language the patient understands.
• Individual autonomy and self-determination of the resident must be respected.
• Health care should be provided in harmony with the cultural values and customs of the O’odham Himdag.
• The Archie Hendricks Sr. Skilled Nursing Facility shall be resource efficient and where possible, return resources to the Nation.
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