Tri-City Hospital Foundation Driving Innovative Changes in San Diego Cardiac Health, Orthopaedic Care, Mental Health and More

The charitable partner of Tri-City Medical Center allocated over $1 million toward new services during the 2014 fiscal year

Continuing its decades-long tradition of investing in the award-winning medical services available at Tri-City Medical Center, the Tri-City Hospital Foundation granted $1,061,065 toward updating equipment and patient offerings in outpatient, surgery and emergency divisions of the North County hospital over the past fiscal year.

“Thanks to the outstanding leadership of our volunteer board of trustees and the generous donations of our community, 2014 was a strong fiscal year for the Foundation, and we’re thrilled to be able to lend our support to the continued excellence of Tri-City Medical Center,” said Glen Newhart, CFRE, Executive Director of Tri-City Hospital Foundation. “The grants we’ve awarded will make a huge impact in patient care, allowing Tri City Medical Center to better serve and safeguard our community, as well as pave the way for groundbreaking programs in areas including behavioral health, cardiac and surgical care.”    

In late June, Tri-City Hospital Foundation board members awarded annual grants to Tri-City Medical Center. Areas of focus include new Cardiac Ablation equipment, which will enhance physicians’ ability to both diagnose and effectively treat a number of cardiac conditions at Tri-City’s award-winning Cardiovascular Health Institute, and an all-new Mental Health Crisis Stabilization Unit in the Tri-City Emergency Department. The first of its kind in San Diego County, this innovative unit will allow physicians to deliver targeted care to patients facing psychiatric crises in a private environment, protecting the safety of all patients and staff in the county’s second busiest Emergency Department, which sees more than 70,000 patients each year.  

Other new projects include a spine surgery table specifically designed for both precision and patient comfort. The table syncs with the Mazor Robotic System; a tool that allows for pinpoint accuracy on spinal procedures ranging from minimally invasive surgery, or MIS, to in-depth deformity corrections. Tri-City Medical Center is San Diego County’s most experienced Mazor operations location and leverages the system frequently at its renowned Orthopaedic & Spine Institute. Grants also funded initiatives such as video intubation systems for the ICU; two state-of-the-art NAD Apollo anesthesia systems for the Surgery Department, which provide more accurate dosage levels for safer patient procedures; new BioVision X-Ray systems and more NicView cameras for Tri-City’s NICU Department.

Celebrating its fiftieth anniversary this year, Tri-City Hospital Foundation relies on the philanthropy of its community and generous contributions through fundraising events including the annual Diamond Ball Gala, scheduled for November 15, 2014; and Fashion That Heals Champagne Luncheon, scheduled for May 2, 2015. To learn more about Tri-City Hospital Foundation and how you can donate to support life-saving services at Tri-City Medical Center, visit or call (760) 940-3370.

About Tri-City Hospital Foundation

Tri-City Hospital Foundation is celebrating its 50th year as a link between the community and the hospital. Since its inception in 1964, the Foundation has provided over $44 million in grants to Tri-City Medical Center. Many of the hospital's most mission-critical facilities have been supported in whole or part by Foundation initiatives.  For more information or to become a donor please visit

About Tri-City Medical Center

Tri-City Medical Center has served its community for more than half a century and is a Gold Seal-approved full service, acute-care hospital with two advanced institutes and over 500 physicians practicing in 60 specialties. Tri-City Medical Center has become the county’s leader in robotic and minimally invasive surgical technologies, including being the exclusive county-wide provider for the Mazor Renaissance Surgical Guidance System for surgical repair of spinal deformities, injuries and rehabilitation. Tri-City Medical Center also has the only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in North San Diego County, now with the NICView System, a password-protected webcam system that allows parents and relatives to remotely view their newest family member. For more information about Tri-City Medical Center and Tri-City Healthcare District, please visit