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Kaiser Permanente and Tri-City Medical Center Announce Partnership

SAN DIEGO — Kaiser Permanente San Diego and Tri-City Medical Center announced today a growing partnership to deliver expanded service for North County families seeking health care.

With the new agreement, Tri-City Medical Center becomes a Plan Hospital for Kaiser Permanente, enabling Kaiser Permanente members to access care at Tri-City Medical Center. Services provided include inpatient hospital care, emergency department access, surgical services, and specialty procedures for Kaiser Permanente members in North County and surrounding communities.

“We are thrilled to bring greater access to care to our members in North County. This agreement brings high-quality, affordable care closer to home,” said Jane Finley, senior vice president and area manager for Kaiser Permanente San Diego. “Finding a great partner to bring more integrated services in the North County reinforces our commitment to caring for San Diegans and helping empower our members toward total health,” she added.

“Community healthcare matters,” said Steve Dietlin, president and chief executive officer of Tri-City Medical Center. “We’re excited to partner with Kaiser Permanente to build upon our proud legacy of quality healthcare by creating improved access for additional members of our North County community.”

Kaiser Permanente San Diego currently operates the San Diego Medical Center and Zion Medical Center in central San Diego; and offers outpatient care at 26 Medical Offices and Target Clinics throughout San Diego County – including 8 in North County.
Tri-City Medical Center, which is part of Tri-City Healthcare District, operates a 386-bed general acute care medical center in Oceanside and offers a variety of nearby outpatient services including orthopedic, primary care and urology clinics. Known as a leader in orthopedic, spine and cardiovascular health services, Tri-City Medical Center is also home to the largest Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in North County and is highly regarded for its robotic surgery and emergency care services, including award-winning heart attack and stroke treatment programs.