|For Immediate Release
||Contact: Tobi Ferguson
Phone: (760) 940‐3370
Foundation Welcomes New Charitable Champions to its Corporate Council
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
“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.
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
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.