Source: San Diego County News
Posted: Tuesday, July 24, 2012
ESCONDIDO–In support of Palomar Health’s capital campaign to build the “Hospital of the Future,” Cox Communications will make a $100,000 gift for the benefit of the communities that will be served by this world-class regional medical center in Escondido, opening on Aug. 19.
“The new Palomar Medical Center will play a critical role in providing life-saving health services for families in North County,” said Sam Attisha, Vice President of Business Development and Public Affairs for Cox Communications. “Cox supports not only Palomar Medical Center’s efforts to provide health care to those in need, but also their commitment to bringing cutting-edge technology to this new facility so their staff can deliver the highest level of care for their patients.”
Cox’s donation will help fund new communications technology to be used by patients and their families in the hospital’s Patient Resource Center, as well as a multi-dimensional donor wall that will tell the stories of patients and families who have been cared for at Palomar Health. Cox is also contributing 10 iPads to be used by patients and their families in the Resource Center.
“Cox’s gift represents not only their continuing, generous support of Palomar Health, but also their commitment to the community. We are very grateful that Cox’s gift serves as an example of the impact corporations can make by giving,” said Ann Braun, Palomar Health Foundation chief development officer.
Proceeds from the Building Your Healthcare System of the Future capital campaign support the new Palomar Medical Center, renowned already for its use of innovative technology, environmentally sensitive design and advanced medical practices. The new hospital, located at 2185 W. Citracado Parkway in Escondido, is scheduled to open for patient care on August 19.
A Community Celebration will take place on July 28 from 4 to 9 p.m. and will include tours of the new hospital which has captured the attention of healthcare professional worldwide for its use of nature, light and space, all designed to speed healing.
For more information on the opening celebrations of the new Palomar Medical Center, visit www.palomarhealth.org/Opening.
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