“New shoes and socks make an immediate and tangible difference in many of our patients’ lives,” said Jennifer Paroly, executive director of Tri-City Hospital Foundation. “National Shoe the World Day gives businesses and residents in our area a wonderful opportunity to help their neighbors. We are so grateful for the community’s support.”
This is Tri-City Hospital Foundation’s third annual shoe drive, and is inspired by Tri-City Medical Center nurse Imelda Browning, who once gave a patient the shoes off her own feet so the patient could be safely discharged. Tri-City Medical Center holds itself responsible for every patient’s safety, and has a policy of not releasing patients without proper foot protection.
Patients often come to the hospital in their pajamas or without proper footwear and may have no family member to bring them a change of clothes when it is time for them to go home. The shoe drive contributes to an inventory of new shoes and socks that can be given to patients in need throughout the year.
About Tri-City Hospital Foundation
Tri-City Hospital Foundation is celebrating more than 50 years as a link between the community and the hospital. Since its inception, a generous community of donors have provided millions of dollars in grants to Tri-City Medical Center. Many of the hospital's most mission-critical facilities and most sophisticated equipment have been supported in whole or part by Foundation initiatives and community donors. Recently, the Foundation funded the GE Revolution CT Scanner, which is the highest resolution scanner today, making Tri-City Medical Center the first hospital in the state to have this state-of-the-art system in use. For more information and to learn how you can make a difference, visit www.tricityhospitalfoundation.org.
About Tri-City Medical Center
Tri-City Medical Center has served its community for over 50 years and is a 388 bed full service, acute-care hospital in Oceanside, Calif. with a primary care clinic and over 700 physicians practicing in 60 specialties. Its Gold Seal of Approval® from the Joint Commission recognizes its commitment to safe and effective patient care for the residents of the community it serves. It operates the only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in North County as well as an Orthopedic & Spine Institute, a Cardiovascular Health Institute and a Neuroscience Institute along with the Tri-City Wellness Center in Carlsbad, Calif., recognized as one of the best wellness centers in San Diego County. It also specializes in women’s health, robotic surgery, cancer and emergency care. For more information about Tri-City Medical Center and Tri-City Healthcare District, visitwww.tricitymed.org.