Trauma & EMERGENCY Services

Positively impacting the quality of trauma care for patients statewide

Since the Arizona Benefits Fund was inaugurated ten years ago, more than 60 hospitals throughout Arizona have received funding for trauma centers and emergency departments.


2017: Fort Mojave Indian Tribe Builds New Dialysis Center to help reduce the struggle for many community members in need.

2017: Tohono O’odham Nation contributes over a million dollars to Glendale fire and police departments.

2017: Yavapai-Apache Nation funds emergency service efforts in cities of Jerome, Clarkdale, Camp Verde.

2017: Cocopah Indian Tribe funds emergency efforts to become the first Weather-Ready and Storm ready nation.

2016: Navajo Nation funds Twin Arrows Police and Fire Substation to provide first responder services to local community and rural areas.

2016: Pascua Yaqui Tribe funds hazard mitigation plan to protect citizens from risks and vulnerabilities associated with disaster.

2015: Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Donations Pay for New Fire Engine in Glendale to replace the old machine that was over ten years old.

2015: Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Helps Pay for New Hospital in Mesa, making it the first hospital in the East Valley.

2014: Gila River Indian Community Grant Allows the Glendale Police Department to acquire 18 new vehicles

2014: Gila River Indian Community gave $250,000 to help fund the Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS in Phoenix to help support and advance the program over the next three years

2014: Pascua Yaqui Tribe Grants $29,000 to Santa Cruz County to help fund new vehicles for the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office.

2013: San Carlos Apache Tribe Awards Funding for New Safety Equipment for Adult Detention Facility

2012: Tohono O’odham Nation Contributed a new fire boat and equipment to the Peoria fire department to provide coverage on Lake Pleasant

2011: Without the money made available to the trauma centers from tribal leaders, the trauma center in Tucson would not be where it is today said Peter Rhee, M.D., medical director, UMC Trauma Program and chief, Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Emergency Surgery, UA Department of Surgery, at a meeting with Tribal leaders.