OCEANSIDE, CA, March 21, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Tri-City Hospital Foundation gave over $1 million in grants in calendar year 2013 to fund cutting-edge equipment and services to improve community health and wellbeing and saves lives at Tri-City Medical Center.
Grant recipients included the medical center's women's health program, NICU and orthopaedic program, among others. In the Women's Diagnostic Center, a $340,000 grant funded state-of-the-art digital mammography equipment to provide the highest quality images possible and support early breast cancer detection. Also positively impacting women's health services, the Foundation's $89,500 contribution helped purchase the Bio-Vision X-Ray system, which provides a way to electronically biopsy breast tissue, reducing the length of surgical procedures.
A $250,000 grant allowed Tri-City Medical Center to acquire the Sotera Wireless ViSi Mobile System, a groundbreaking solution for remotely and continuously monitoring patient vital signs after a surgery as well as collecting and analyzing patient data to improve patient care and outcomes. Additionally, Tri-City Medical Center is the first hospital in San Diego County to employ NICVIEW webcams in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), which allow families with infants in intensive care to view newborns from any web-enabled device. Made possible through $58,000 in funds, NICVIEW technology is another way for Tri-City to provide excellent service to its patients and a new standard for connecting families with their newborns. In its first year alone, Tri-City's NICVIEW system served families on every continent in the world and allowed for close to 39,000 camera views.
These grant-funded breakthroughs are possible through the generous donations from private donors, corporations and charitable foundations throughout the year. They ensure Tri-City Medical Center continues to provide the absolute best services available to the surrounding community.
Tri-City Hospital Foundation also relies on events to raise funds each year. Its first major fundraising event of the year, Fashion That Heals, is scheduled for May 17, 2014 at the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa. Continuing on last year's incredibly successful program, Fashion That Heals will feature a high-end trunk show, a champagne luncheon and a fashion show featuring TCMC employees. As the Foundation enters its 50th year in 2014, fundraising efforts will be ramped up even further to ensure record-breaking funding for a hallmark anniversary. Proceeds from the event will benefit women's heart health programs and services at Tri-City Medical Center.
For more information on Tri-City Hospital Foundation, visit http://www.tricityhospitalfoundation.org 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 raised over $43 million. 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 http://www.tricityhospitalfoundation.com.
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 http://www.tricitymed.org.
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