The Conrad Prebys Foundation Board of Directors has approved a grant in the amount of $1 million for Tri-City Hospital Foundation’s Emergency Department redesign.
“The Conrad Prebys Foundation is pleased to support your impactful work, especially in this moment in history—when the need in our world has deepened tremendously,” said the Conrad Prebys Foundation’s Director of Grantmaking, Erin Decker in the award letter. “Thank you for your resilience as we continue to battle a global pandemic and for the tireless work you have done—pivoting programming to best serve your constituents and undertaking innovative fundraising approaches to sustain your organization. The path ahead is certainly not a smooth one, but it is organizations like Tri-City who will heal our community in the months and years to come. The Conrad Prebys Foundation is honored to be a part of your story as we move forward together.”
Jennifer Paroly, President of Tri-City Hospital Foundation, stated “We are deeply honored by the generosity of The Conrad Prebys Foundation. This grant will significantly support Tri-City Medical Center’s project to completely renovate the medical center’s emergency room entrance, patient and family waiting area, lighting, triage area, and Station A, one of three major treatment areas in the ED. This redesign will improve Tri-City Medical Center’s already excellent outcomes by streamlining the triage process to decrease wait times and improve the patient experience. We couldn’t be more appreciative.”
Tri-City Medical Center, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2021, is home to acclaimed emergency room-based programs in heart attack and stroke care, recently receiving five gold and gold plus awards in these areas from the American Heart Association as part of their Get With the Guidelines program.
A long-time leader in the treatment of strokes, Tri-City Medical Center was one of the sites chosen for the landmark National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke rtPA Acute Stroke Trial, which established current rtPA stroke care best practices, introducing clot-busting medication for treating stroke patients.
Tri-City Medical Center treats thousands of chest pain patients and hundreds of stroke patients annually and its interventional radiology team was noted by the New England Journal of Medicine in 2018 for achieving treatment rates that were among the top three best in the country.
In addition to its outstanding reputation in cardiovascular and stroke care, the ED pioneered Code Caleb, a unique partnership between the emergency department and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to treat critically-ill babies at the earliest stage of life. Tri-City Medical Center also has longstanding relationships with local fire departments and emergency medical services agencies to expedite care, leading to fast and life-saving treatment.
“Hospital emergency departments play a significant role in the United States health care system, and now more than ever, ED’s have become increasingly congested due to recent global events,” said Steve Dietlin, President and CEO of Tri-City Medical Center. “The redesign of Tri-City Medical Center’s Emergency Department will directly help the community in so many ways, as will its staff who continue to provide premium care to patients in need. “
For more information about the emergency department redesign and ways to give, please visit https://tricityhospitalfoundation.org/what_you_can_do/redesign-tcmc-emergency-department.html.
About Tri-City Hospital Foundation …Through the joy of philanthropy, the Tri-City Hospital Foundation strives to build and support the best community hospital in California.
About Tri-City Medical Center …Tri-City Medical Center has served our community for nearly 60 years and is one of the largest employers in North San Diego County. As a full-service acute care hospital with three primary care clinics and over 500 physicians practicing in over 60 specialties, Tri-City Medical Center is vital to the well-being of our community and serves as a healthcare safety net for many of our citizens. The hospital has received a Gold Seal of Approval® from the Joint Commission showcasing a commitment to safe and effective patient care for the residents of the community.
Tri-City Medical Center prides itself on being the home to leading orthopedic, spine and cardiovascular health services while also specializing in world-class women’s health, robotic surgery, cancer and emergency care. Tri-City’s Emergency Department is there for your loved ones in their time of need and is highly regarded for our heart attack and stroke treatment programs. When minutes matter Tri-City is your source for quality compassionate care close to home. The hospital operates the only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in North County. Tri-City partners with nearly 60 local non-profit and community organizations as part of our COASTAL Commitment initiative. Together we are helping tackle some of our communities’ pressing health and social needs.
For more information about Tri-City Medical Center and Tri-City Healthcare District, please visit tricitymed.org.
About the Conrad Prebys Foundation…The Conrad Prebys Foundation is committed to improving the lives of and providing opportunities for all San Diegans. Consistent with the legacy of Conrad Prebys, The Foundation is dedicated to meeting community need through impactful grantmaking and strategic initiatives in the focus areas of visual and performing arts, higher education, youth development, healthcare, and medical research. For additional information, please visit www.conradprebysfoundation.org.