March 18, 2016

OCEANSIDE, Calif. – Statement from Jim Dagostino, Chairman of the Board of the Tri-City Healthcare District:

“The Board of the Tri-City Healthcare District has chosen a 25-year healthcare executive, Steve Dietlin, our current Chief Financial Officer for the past three years, as the permanent Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Dietlin was responsible for our 2014 financial turnaround as well as several other strategic accomplishments in all areas at the medical center. The board believes that Mr. Dietlin has proven to be an effective leader who possesses the necessary skills, fiscal discipline and operational mind set to accomplish our five priority goals.

The course has been charted and a new leader has been chosen to take us to where we want to be. Tri-City Healthcare District will be North County’s choice for healthcare. This institution will remain under the public’s control and with our prestigious affiliation with UC San Diego Health Systems, we will guarantee that our citizens have the healthcare that they deserve.

We will continue to focus on the five key strategies set by the Board:

  1. The UC San Diego Health System affiliation
  2. The campus redevelopment plan
  3. Work with our medical staff to build volume and increase market share
  4. Continue our physician recruitment program
  5. Continue to implement or strategic plan to insure the financial and operational stability of Tri-City and build upon meeting the needs of our community.”

About Tri-City Medical Center

Tri-City Medical Center has served its community for over 50 years and is a 397 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 Orthopaedic & 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. Tri-City Medical Center has received its fifth consecutive “A” rating from the national hospital safety scoring organization, The Leapfrog Group.

For more information about Tri-City Medical Center and Tri-City Healthcare District, please visit www.tricitymed.org.

Click here to view the press release:
Tri-City Healthcare District Announces New CEO

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