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Tri-City Hospital Foundation Celebrates 55th Anniversary and Raises more than $500,000 at 39th Annual Diamond Ball

All raised funds will go towards Tri-City Medical Center’s Lifesaving Imaging Department

Oceanside CA— Tri-City Hospital Foundation raised more than $500,000 at its 39th Annual Diamond Ball, which also celebrated The Foundation’s 55th Anniversary. All proceeds from the 2019 Diamond Ball will go towards bringing state-of-the-art MRI screening technology to the Imaging Department at Tri-City Medical Center, a community hospital serving North San Diego County.

3. Tri-City Medical Center Chairperson Leigh Anne Grass and Andy Grass, Tri-City Hospital Foundation Executive Director Jennifer Paroly and James E. Johnson, and Dr. Anitha Rajamanickam (Photo courtesy: Tri-City Hospital Foundation)

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 Jennifer Paroly, chief development officer and president, Tri-City Hospital Foundation. “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 was 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. The evening also featured performances by Michael McDonald, widely known for his distinctive, soulful voice as a member of the bands The Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan.

For more information about the community impact of the Tri-City Hospital Foundation and how to get involved, visit www.tricityhospitalfoundation.org.

About Tri-City Hospital Foundation

Tri-City Hospital Foundation is celebrating 55 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.