Formerly Diamond Ball, the November black tie gala will benefit the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Women and Infant Services at Tri-City Medical Center

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (Aug. 12, 2015) – Tri-City Hospital Foundation’s annual black tie ball will return for its 35th anniversary paying homage to its original name – Baile de Esperanza – and is poised to break fundraising records. The elegant affair, which will take place on Sat., Nov. 7 at the Park Hyatt Aviara, will help create healthier futures for North County mothers and babies. All proceeds raised will benefit the expansion and renovation of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and the Labor and Delivery Department at Tri-City Medical Center.

“’Esperanza’ means ‘hope,’ and that’s the perfect sentiment for this year’s event,” said Glen Newhart, CFRE, President of Tri-City Hospital Foundation. “We’re working toward a $1.2 million goal, which will ultimately give local families hope for a healthy, happy future through state-of-the-art care and technology at Tri-City facilities. Our NICU is the only Level III facility in North County, equipped to care for newborns in the most critical condition, and when we complete this renovation, our outstanding team of board certified neonatologists who care for these babies 24/7/365… won’t have to transfer babies due to a lack of space”.

Since the 2014 gala, the Foundation has focused heavily on fundraising for the Tri-City Medical Center NICU and updating and growing its Women and Infant Services area. Expanding the NICU, including the addition of private rooms, will allow hundreds of critically ill infants to receive care close to home while also granting greater privacy and comfort for mother and baby, as well as increased efficiency for physicians and nurses. The fully upgraded services are anticipated to be available during the summer of 2016.

While enjoying an evening of giving back at the Baile, attendees will be inspired with a heartwarming presentation starring the many success stories of Tri-City Medical Center. The event will also feature a traditional filet and lobster menu, live entertainment by NRG, a high-end auction and of course, a full evening of dancing.

Registration for regular attendance and sponsorship is now open at TriCityHospitalFoundation.org, starting at $350 per person.

For more details on Baile de Esperanza and the Foundation’s work in the North County community, visit TriCityHospitalFoundation.org or call (760) 940-3370.

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, the Foundation has provided over $45 million in grants to Tri-City Medical Center. Many of the hospital’s most mission-critical facilities have been supported in whole or part by Foundation initiatives and community donors. For more information and to learn how you can support Tri-City Medical Center, please visit www.tricityhospitalfoundation.org.

About Tri-City Medical Center

Tri-City Medical Center has served its community for over 50 years and is a full service, acute-care hospital in Oceanside, Calif. with a primary care clinic and over 500 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 Orthopaedic & Spine Institute and Cardiovascular Health 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. Selected from over 5,700 hospitals, Tri-City Medical Center has been recognized as an innovator in medical treatments, research, technology and care delivery as well as an anchor of health in the country. For more information about Tri-City Medical Center and Tri-City Healthcare District, please visit Tricitymed.org.