The mission of Tri-City Hospital Foundation is to inspire and nurture health and wellness in the community by promoting community and philanthropic support of Tri-City Medical Center.
Since its creation in 1964, Tri-City Hospital Foundation has served as an integral link between the community and the hospital. It has raised more than $45 million in support of Tri-City Medical Center initiatives: biliblankets that allow moms to hold their babies so they can continue bonding while being treated for jaundice; the latest robotic surgery systems; NICView Webcam System cameras above baby bassinettes in the NICU that allow family members to stay connected and close to infants via a computer or mobile device; and everything in between. It has done this with the help of generous donors who help change lives with their gifts and tireless volunteers who give their time.
With 397 beds, more than 500 physicians practicing 60 specialties and nearly 2,300 employees, Tri-City Medical Center is a nationally recognized hospital, featuring leading edge technology — as well as a world-renowned medical and professional staff. It consistently earns a reputation for highly-rated, compassionate patient care. Tri-City Medical Center admits more than 26,000 patients a year and thousands more are treated on an outpatient basis. Every year, more than 70,000 patient visits to the hospital’s state-of-the-art emergency room save and improve lives throughout our community — at a time when they need us most.
Tri-City Hospital Foundation recently raised $1.5 million to help acquire the da Vinci Si HD Robotic Surgical System. The most advanced robotic surgical system on the market today, it allows surgeons to perform minimally invasive procedures that allow patients to receive with significantly less pain, less risk of infection and faster recovery time.
Since its inception, the foundation’s Corporate Council has donated more than $550,000 to support an array of health services and technologies for Tri-City Medical Center. In 2012 alone, the Corporate Council funded $50,000 to purchase the Mom’s Own Milk (MOMS) System from Timeless Medical Women & Infants. The system makes infant nutrition safer and more efficient by carefully tracking and recording each feeding.
“Corporate Council is a perfect way for busy professionals to support our hospital and our community’s health and wellness,” said Joseph Mason, chair of Corporate Council and vice president of strategic accounts for Cardinal Health Inc. “Through the council’s directed giving, our members make a meaningful impact on the quality of care our employees, colleagues and neighbors receive at Tri-City, which is very gratifying.”