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Tri-City Hospital Foundation Presents the 39th Annual Diamond Ball: An Evening with Michael McDonald

Fundraiser to benefit lifesaving Tri-City Medical Center’s Imaging Department and celebrate Tri-City Hospital Foundation’s 55th Anniversary

Oceanside CA— Prepare for a fun night of music and dancing when five-time Grammy-winning musician Michael McDonald headlines Tri-City Hospital Foundation’s 39th Annual Diamond Ball at the Park Hyatt Aviara  on Sat., Nov. 16, in what is expected to be a sold-out event. The gala raises funds to bring state-of-the-art MRI screening technology to the Imaging Department at Tri-City Medical Center, a community hospital serving North San Diego County.

Michael McDonald is widely known for his distinctive, soulful voice as a member of the bands The Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan.

“We are excitedly counting down the days to this year’s gala,” said Jennifer Paroly, president of Tri-City Hospital Foundation. “Michael McDonald is a Grammy award-winning musician and philanthropist, who is excited to help us raise funds to create the most advanced imaging center in North County.”

Tri-City Medical Center is developing the most advanced imaging center in North County with the purchase of the new MRI scanner. The state-of-the-art screening technology will detect more detailed images, leading to better health outcomes due to a quicker diagnosis and more accurate treatment.

“The new screening technology will greatly benefit our community by allowing our radiologists to more accurately identify lesions and anatomical structures that cannot be seen with a less powerful machine,” said Paroly. “The exam also will be done in a larger scan opening to reduce claustrophobia and allow freer breathing to make the MRI imaging as comfortable as possible.”

Tri-City Medical Center’s Director of Pathology and President of North Coast Pathology, Dr. Marcus Contardo will be honored with the 2019 Individual Legacy Award at the gala for his kindness and generosity to Tri-City Hospital Foundation and Tri-City Medical Center.

For more information on corporate sponsorship levels, underwriting opportunities and individual ticket sales visit www.tricityhospitalfoundation.org.

About Tri-City Hospital Foundation

Tri-City Hospital Foundation is celebrating more than 50 years as a link between the community and the hospital. Since its inception, a generous community of donors has provided millions of dollars in grants to Tri-City Medical Center. Many of the hospital’s most mission-critical facilities and most sophisticated equipment have been supported in whole or part by Foundation initiatives and community donors. Recently, the Foundation funded the GE Revolution CT Scanner, which is the highest resolution scanner today, making Tri-City Medical Center the first hospital in the state to have this state-of-the-art system in use. For more information and to learn how you can make a difference, visit www.tricityhospitalfoundation.org.

Tri-City Medical Center

Tri-City Medical Center has served its community for over 50 years and is a 388-bed full service, acute-care hospital in Oceanside, Calif., with a primary care clinic and over 700 physicians practicing in 60 specialties. Its Gold Seal of Approval® from the Joint Commission recognizes its commitment to safe and effective patient care for the residents of the community it serves. It operates the only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in North County as well as an Orthopedic & Spine Institute, a Cardiovascular Health Institute and a Neuroscience Institute along with the Tri-City Wellness Center in Carlsbad, Calif., recognized as one of the best wellness centers in San Diego County. It also specializes in women’s health, robotic surgery, cancer and emergency care. For more information about Tri-City Medical Center and Tri-City Healthcare District, please visit www.tricitymed.org.