Patagonia Assisted Care Agency    

Stay Independent!!

Our Agency's Leadership & Oversight Team


Ann Mihalik - Owner

Ann Mihalik's commitment to quality health care in our region was influenced by her local pioneer family, which included seven nurses! For over 30-years Ann has had a private Shiatsu, massage practice that has included

pre-and post-operative care for heart & lung transplant patients, as well as cancer patients. Zen and Quantum Shiatsu, Caregiving, EMT, fitness and various Native Traditional techniques are the foundation to Ann's hands-on approach.

Ann is a Mariposa Community Health Center Board Member, and for many years she served as President and Board Member of Family Healthcare Amigos, and as a volunteer for the Patagonia Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department; Ann has also produced and promoted events related to health, art, and music.


Joanne Baron, FNP, MPH - Owner

Joanne Baron’s dedication to providing quality healthcare in our region began upon receiving her Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) degree in 1977 from the U of A College of Nursing, in Tucson, Arizona. Since then, Joanne has served as a FNP and administrator for: the Patagonia Family Health Center, the Pecos Valley Medical Center in Pecos, New Mexico, and as a clinical lecturer for the Family Practice Office of the University Physicians, Inc., in Tucson, Arizona;  Joanne has also served as FNP for Jewish and Family Services in Phoenix, Arizona.

Joanne was awarded the Arizona Practitioner of the Year in 1995 by the Arizona Nurses Association, and received the The New Mexico Primary Care Association’s Small Clinic of the Year award in 1987.  Joanne continues to practice as an independent contractor with the Division of Disabilities for the State of Arizona, and as a Legal Nurse Consultant.


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