Chairman of the Board
Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce
September is National Preparedness Month, and if there’s anything we should learn about the current situation that the world is living in, it’s the importance of being prepared. Therefore, this month, the Carlsbad Business Journal is focusing on this important topic.
As we enter September of 2020, it marks the 6th month of the COVID-19 pandemic. I hope all of you are healthy and as well as you can be and thank you all for your hard work and commitment to your businesses and your families during these trying times. I hope the investments you made prior to this pandemic for community preparedness are now paying off. I also hope that the articles in this month’s CBJ inspire you to continue your commitment to this potentially life-saving field.
There is no doubt that the healthcare industry has taken center stage during this pandemic. For this reason, I wanted to highlight one of our member organizations that is fighting for our community in the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis: Tri-City Medical Center (TCMC).
As we all work together to bring an end to COVID-19, I would echo their words that we are all going to emerge from this #StrongerTogether.
Back in May, Tri-City Medical Center was recognized by the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce at the annual CBAD Awards for community Impact in the Large Business category. Steve Dietlin, CEO of Tri-City Medical Center shared that if he were to describe TCMC in one word he would say “Community.” TCMC has served our local community since 1961 and their mission is “to advance the health and wellness of the community they serve.” Thank you, Steve, TCMC doctors, and staff for your commitment and execution of community preparedness. Thank you also for the care you have given to those who were suffering from the coronavirus and for the work you have done to keep your employees and the public safe.
During normal times Tri-City Medical Center impacts over 50 community organizations. Tri-City Medical Center, through its philanthropic efforts supports the neediest members our community. As the COVID-19 pandemic was on the rise, so were the needs for funds, food, and PPE. Tri-City Medical Center organized a donation drive with more than 50 organizations that have been giving their support back to Tri-City Medical Center.
There is no better gauge or measurement of the partnership and for the impact you make on a community then when help is given back to you when you need it the most. Thank you, Tri-City Medical Center, for living that example and for the impact you make for the community. If you would like to support TCMC please go to the website and click on the “ways to give” tab.
In closing, we want to thank all our healthcare workers and hospital systems in San Diego County for everything they are doing to care for our community.