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TriCity Medical Center Community Connections

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Community Connections | November 2022

PHF Groundbreaking

Tri-City Medical Center leadership joined with Supervisor Jim Desmond and San Diego County leaders to break ground on a new 16-bed adult inpatient psychiatric health facility on our campus in Oceanside.

This partnership between TCMC and the County of San Diego will be an important addition to the behavioral health continuum of care in North County and an amazing resource for our community members in their time of need. Watch the video here!

ER Remodel

Tri-City Medical Center’s highly anticipated ER remodel project won’t break ground until after the new year – and after the anticipated flu season – but the remodel process has begun. The medical center is actively planning to accommodate patient needs during construction and will soon debut a beautiful outdoor waiting area adjacent to the ER entrance with new comfortable seating and colorful shade structures.

Additionally, the Tri-City Hospital Foundation will host their Jazzy Jubilee, a gala event at the Omni La Costa Resort on November 12th with special guest, Grammy Award-winning musical talent Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue. All proceeds support the ER remodel project. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: 

https://tricityhospitalfoundation.org/events/jazzy-jubilee.html.

“I get emotional thinking about our friends and neighbors and what they would do if we weren’t here. I think it is our responsibility to continue elevating our care and this is the next project to provide a state-of-the-art facility that matches our quality of care,” President of the Tri-City Hospital Foundation Jennifer Paroly said. The new ER will be built with significant donations from the David C. Copley Foundation and the Conrad Prebys Foundation.

The new ER will have a modern, well-lit waiting room, new flooring, paint and a layout that will bring the essence of the community into the hospital. The floor will mimic the beach with its colors and textures, as will the walls and art. “The hope is we can provide serenity in our design, so our patients feel comforted everywhere they look, whether that is a beautiful photo, or the compassionate face of one of our staff,” Chief of External Affairs Aaron Byzak said.

The project will not affect the quality of care for TCMC’s patients. They will relocate the ER entrance and rooms to ensure patients and staff have everything they need during construction. Watch the video!

Drug Take Back Day

Tri-City Medical Center’s (TCMC) very own Chief External Affairs Officer Aaron Byzak was a key part in creating the DEA’s National Drug Take Back Day. Back in 2009, Byzak was the Founding Co-Chair of the Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force of San Diego County. Under his leadership, the task force pioneered one of the first large-scale take-back events in the country and helped spur its adoption nationwide.

“It is important if you see an opportunity to reduce risk in the community that you take it.” With personal and professional experience witnessing lives destroyed by substance abuse, Byzak, who also serves as president of the North Coastal Prevention Coalition (NCPC), is passionate about removing drugs from the community. “Far too many young people have access in their immediate surroundings to these drugs, whether it is in their own medicine cabinet or out in the community.”

The task force started with a multifaceted approach to raising awareness about prescription drug abuse and passed a number of policies, including those focused on removing old prescriptions that sit idle on medicine cabinet shelves, particularly OxyContin. Now the conversation has shifted to a broader range of prescription drugs, including fentanyl, an even stronger drug that can be found in nearly every illegal drug on the black market. Fentanyl is blamed for a growing number of local overdose deaths each year.

“Fentanyl has been a game changer,” Byzak said. “It’s removed the excuse of, ‘Well, I just do this, insert drug, not fentanyl.’ Most of the people who overdose on fentanyl never had any intention of taking it, because it is laced in these other drugs, including counterfeit prescription medications.”

That is why it is important to safely dispose of your prescriptions. Tri-City Medical Center teamed up with law enforcement to provide a drive-up drop box location in the medical center’s parking lot near the main entrance on October 29th and garnered significant contributions.

Marine has twins at TCMC

“It’s always going to be scary, but you just have to trust your team. The more trust you put in them, the better they’re going to be able to care for your babies,” Hailey Perez said about her experience at Tri-City Medical Center. Watch the video.

Do you love North County as much as we do?

Come join our team!

At Tri-City Medical Center, we truly are a family, with team members who have served decades caring for our neighbors. We offer incredible employee benefits, including free healthcare coverage and competitive retirement matching. TCMC is now offering significant sign-on bonuses for some positions.* We have clinical and non-clinical positions that are part-time, full-time and per diem, including:
  • Registered Nurses in all areas
  • Environmental Services
  • Marketing and Communications Specialist
  • Clinical Lab Scientist
  • CT Technician
  • OR Technician
  • Physical Therapist
  • Radiology Technician
  • X-Ray Technician
  • Pharmacists
  • and more!

Apply at tricitymed.org/careers*Specific positions only, contact Tri-City Medical Center Recruiter for more information. Call: 760.940.5627

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Tri-City Medical Center | 4002 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA 92056

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