OCEANSIDE — “With this new era of healthcare reform, there will be significant impacts to businesses and our community,” Tri-City Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Larry Anderson told attendees at a recent North County health care forum. “As the north coastal region’s primary provider of hospital services, we need to make sure our capabilities continue to grow with our region.”
The Tri-City Hospital Foundation Corporate Council hosted an Executive Forum Breakfast Feb. 3, at the Tri-City Wellness Center. The forum brought together local business leaders to discuss the future of healthcare and its economic impact to the region. Speakers included Chief Executive Officer of Tri-City Medical Center Larry Anderson, Director of Business Development Corporate Research & Development at Qualcomm Michael Mamaghani and Executive Editor of the Daily Transcript George Chamberlin.
More than 80 community leaders attended the forum, which provided a platform for the speakers to offer participants a deeper understanding of healthcare reform and what it will mean for their company and employees. Attendees also learned about new technologies in healthcare that will ensure accuracy and improved care.
Chamberlin pointed out the continuing growth of North County with the bio and life sciences industry as a central catalyst, as well as the importance of Tri-City Medical Center within the community.
“My own daughter was born here some 30 years ago, and my mother was also compassionately looked after at this hospital,” Chamberlin said.
The forum also honored Joe Mason, corporate regional vice president of Cardinal Health, Inc. and chair of the Corporate Council. Mason was honored with a plaque for his years of service leading the council and bringing local businesses together in supporting the Tri-City Hospital Foundation.
As part of the Tri-City Hospital Foundation, the Corporate Council provides a link between Tri-City Medical Center and the business community, and promotes philanthropic support for the hospital.