Tri-City Hospital Foundation Receives Grant Funding from Cardinal Health Foundation

E3 Grant Program supports health care providers improving the effectiveness, excellence and efficiency of patient care

The Cardinal Health Foundation announced it has awarded Tri-City Hospital Foundation grant funding from the E3 Grant Program to implement best practices and help improve the effectiveness, efficiency and excellence of patient care.

As charitable partner of Tri-City Medical Center, Tri-City Hospital Foundation has supported award-winning medical services and programs at the North County San Diego hospital since 1964. The organization has funded over $43 million throughout its history and facilitated more than $1 million in FY 2014 alone. Landmark achievements include advances in Tri-City Medical Center’s behavioral health, cardiac and surgical capabilities; such as a state-of-the-art spine surgery table for precise and safe procedures and a revolutionary Mental Health Crisis Stabilization in the Emergency Department. The Foundation has also exhibited dedication to reducing the incidence of pressure ulcers in the operating room, facilitated by the Association of Perioperative Nurses’ guidelines, for which it is receiving Cardinal Health’s recognition.

The Cardinal Health E3 Grant Program awarded funding to health care providers in 22 states. Since the inception of the E3 Grant Program, the Cardinal Health Foundation has awarded more than $7 million in funding to 249 hospitals, health systems or other health-related organizations across the country.

This year’s E3 Grant Program called for proposals that addressed one of three areas: projects that will improve medication safety, particularly as patients move from hospital environments to the home and other health care settings; projects that, in partnership with the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), improve operating room safety and test a protocol for assessing risk and implementing changes in the operating room to reduce pressure ulcers during surgery; or projects that result in the implementation of best practices in the care of babies born addicted to opiates.

“After six years of providing support to health care providers, we are so pleased to continue offering these grants to organizations that are working to implement best practices and improve the effectiveness, excellence and efficiency of patient care," said Dianne Radigan, vice president of Community Relations. “Cardinal Health has a vested interest in helping health care providers save days, dollars and lives by working collaboratively to improve the quality of care nationwide. We congratulate Tri-City Hospital Foundation for their work to achieve meaningful, long-term improvements."

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 the Cardinal Health Foundation 
The Cardinal Health Foundation supports local, national and international programs that improve health care quality and build healthy communities. The Cardinal Health Foundation also offers grants to encourage employee service to the community and works through international agencies to donate much-needed medical supplies and funding to those who need them in times of disaster. To learn more, visit