– Frequently Asked Questions
Tri-City Hospital Foundation is an IRS-approved 501(c)(3)
organization. Gifts made through the Foundation are tax deductible as permitted
Is Tri-City building a new hospital?
concept for an expanded hospital is part of Tri-City’s exciting vision for the
future and needed to meet the community’s growing need for the highest quality
When will the new hospital building construction start?
hospital expansion is designed in 4 stages. The first stage including a new Medical
Office Building and parking structure is already underway with a groundbreaking
gin late 2011. The remaining phases of the hospital expansion are in the
concept stages and various studies must be completed before plans are
formalized. As you can imagine, this project will require several years to plan
Will tax payers be funding the building of the new hospital?
hospital expansion is proposed to be funded by a combination of hospital
profits, grants and loans along with philanthropic support from visionary
leaders in our community. The goal of Tri-City’s leadership is to finance
construction without tax dollars.
Will the current facility be closed?
fourth phase of the expansion concept would repurpose existing structures on
the campus and adding new lines of services critical to the community. When
completed, the expansion will roughly double the size of the campus (1million
I see a lot of construction happening around the hospital. Is construction
underway for the new facility?
construction at Tri-City includes a new Medical Office Building and much-needed
parking structure which are early steps to improve Tri-City’s facilities and
prepare for the future.
How do we know that this plan will be approved at the district board level?
Tri-City Medical Center leadership presented the new campus plan to the health
district board which gave its initial approval to advance the concept. The
district board approved the community study of the proposal and has been
engaged at every step.
Why is this expansion even necessary?
hospital just celebrated its 50th anniversary and, like other hospitals in the
region, is due to be modernized in order to meet the community’s growing need
for quality health care. The expansion concept will double the size of the
hospital campus, help attract world-class physicians and nurses, allowing
Tri-City to expand its services and enhance the economic vitality and health of
Palomar Pomerado Health thought it could build a hospital for $811 million but
now the cost is over $1 billion. How can you be sure you won’t need to come to
taxpayers to bail you out?
of all, that’s why we’re spending a full year carefully studying the plan: to
ensure we have a solid understanding of the cost structure. Second, there are
many cost savings since this is an expansion rather than a rebuild, we currently
own the land and have designed the master plan to optimize space allocation
between business and acute care structures. And third, when we complete the
studies and the plan is approved, it is our intent that no taxpayer funds or
bond measure is required, but we will not know for certain until the process is