OCEANSIDE, Calif. (June 11, 2012)-- Tri-City Hospital Foundation’s Corporate Council welcomed new members Michael Akavan, founder and CEO of MA Engineers; Amber Starbuck, public affairs manager at SDG&E; and Ryan Stichler, business development manager at Kitchell.
“Corporate Council is a perfect way for busy professionals to support our hospital and our community’s health and wellness. Through the council’s directed giving, our members make a direct impact on the quality of care our employees, colleagues and neighbors receive at Tri-City, which is very gratifying,” said Joseph Mason, Chair of Corporate Council and Vice President of Strategic Accounts for Cardinal Health, Inc.
During its quarterly meeting on May 22 at Tri-City Medical Center, members heard from Tri-City Emergency Department physician Dr. Gene Ma who shared with them what a difference their 2009 donation of ultrasound technology has made to patients in the emergency room and intensive care.
Their gift of two mobile ultrasound units has helped the hospital’s medical staff dramatically reduce the potential for complications from central venous catheters to ensure patients get the care they need in as safe a manner as possible.
Corporate Council is currently seeking civic-minded leaders to join its business philanthropic group. Since its formation in 2006 the group has donated more than $500,000 in funds to support an array of health services and technologies for Tri-City Medical Center, including the purchase of biliblankets to treat newborns with jaundice, fetal monitors and the da Vinci® Si HD robotic surgical system. For more information and to join, contact Tri-City Hospital Foundation at (760) 940-3370.
The 2012 Corporate Council members include Balboa Ambulance, Inc.; Barney & Barney LLC; California Association for Health Services At Home; Cardinal Health; DJO Global; Jacobs; JB Consulting & Associates, Inc.; Kitchell; Landgraphics Enterprises, Inc.; MA Engineers; McCarthy Building Companies; North County Radiology Medical Group; NTD Architecture; Qualcomm; Redline Surgical Corporation; San Diego Gas & Electric; Swinerton Builders; Tri-City Healthcare District; Vanir Construction; Vista Knoll Specialized Care; and West Steak & Seafood and Bistro West.
About Tri-City Hospital Foundation
Tri-City Hospital Foundation is a link between the community and the hospital. Since its creation, the Foundation has raised over $43 million. Many of the hospital's most mission-critical facilities have been supported in whole or part by Foundation initiatives. For more information or to become a donor please visit www.tricityhospitalfoundation.com.
About Tri-City Medical Center
Tri-City Medical Center is a Gold Seal-approved, full-service, acute-care hospital with two advanced clinical institutes and physicians practicing in 60 specialties. The hospital, a leader in robotics and minimally invasive technologies, has served the community for more than a half-century. It is administered by the Tri-City Healthcare District, which includes parts or all of Oceanside, Vista, Carlsbad and San Marcos. For more information about Tri-City Medical Center, please visit www.tricitymed.org.