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The physicians at Tri-City Medical Center were honored for their 50 years of service to the hospital with the unveiling on Feb. 22 of "Fathers of Medicine," a bronze sculpture depicting the three Greeks whose teachings laid the foundation for modern medicine -- Asklepios, Hippocrates and Galen.

"Fathers of Medicine," a bronze sculpture, honors the doctors who have or are serving at Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside.

RoseMarie Reno, chairwoman of the Tri-City Healthcare District Board of Directors, and CEO Larry Anderson welcomed about 50 people who gathered for the sculpture’s dedication. Reno praised all the doctors, retired and current, for "sustaining the viability of a great organization."

"You have assisted and supported the administration in expanding the hospital’s mission and vision," Reno said. "With all the latest knowledge and utilization of the state-of-art equipment, indeed, you have made Tri-City Hospital a place of healing and comfort for the community."

Dr. Frank Corona, Tri-City’s chief of staff, thanked the board and the administration for the recognition. He said the sculpture was a reminder of the "noble principles of medicine that guide all physicians."

The sculpture was created by Lynn Forbes. It is located in the atrium off the hospital's main lobby, mounted atop a fountain ringed with simple stones, in a quiet space with benches and flowers.

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