The Conrad Prebys Foundation Grants $1 Million To Tri-City Hospital Foundation

| September 6, 2021 | 0 Comments

The Conrad Prebys Foundation Board of Directors has approved a grant in the amount of $1 million for Tri-City Hospital Foundation’s Emergency Department redesign.  

“The Conrad Prebys Foundation is pleased to support your impactful work, especially in this moment in history—when the need in our world has deepened tremendously,” said the Conrad Prebys Foundation’s Director of Grantmaking, Erin Decker in the award letter. “Thank you for your resilience as we continue to battle a global pandemic and for the tireless work you have done—pivoting programming to best serve your constituents and undertaking innovative fundraising approaches to sustain your organization. The path ahead is certainly not a smooth one, but it is organizations like Tri-City who will heal our community in the months and years to come. The Conrad Prebys Foundation is honored to be a part of your story as we move forward together.” 

Jennifer Paroly, president of Tri-City Hospital Foundation, stated “We are deeply honored by the generosity of The Conrad Prebys Foundation. This grant will significantly support Tri-City Medical Center’s project to completely renovate the medical center’s emergency room entrance, patient and family waiting area, lighting, triage area, and Station A, one of three major treatment areas in the ED. This redesign will improve Tri-City Medical Center’s already excellent outcomes by streamlining the triage process to decrease wait times and improve the patient experience. We couldn’t be more appreciative.” 

Tri-City Medical Center, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2021, is home to acclaimed emergency room-based programs in heart attack and stroke care, recently receiving five gold and gold plus awards in these areas from the American Heart Association as part of their Get With the Guidelines program. 

A long-time leader in the treatment of strokes, Tri-City Medical Center was one of the sites chosen for the landmark National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke rtPA Acute Stroke Trial, which established current rtPA stroke care best practices, introducing clot-busting medication for treating stroke patients. 

Tri-City Medical Center treats thousands of chest pain patients and hundreds of stroke patients annually and its interventional radiology team was noted by the New England Journal of Medicine in 2018 for achieving treatment rates that were among the top three best in the country. 

In addition to its outstanding reputation in cardiovascular and stroke care, the ED pioneered Code Caleb, a unique partnership between the emergency department and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to treat critically-ill babies at the earliest stage of life. Tri-City Medical Center also has longstanding relationships with local fire departments and emergency medical services agencies to expedite care, leading to fast and life-saving treatment. 

“Hospital emergency departments play a significant role in the United States health care system, and now more than ever, ED’s have become increasingly congested due to recent global events,” said Steve Dietlin, president and CEO of Tri-City Medical Center. “The redesign of Tri-City Medical Center’s Emergency Department will directly help the community in so many ways, as will its staff who continue to provide premium care to patients in need.” 

Tri-City Medical Center treats thousands of chest pain patients and hundreds of stroke patients annually.

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