The Palomar Health Foundation announced Tuesday that it received a $1 million “leading” gift for a state-of-the-art conference center at Palomar Medical Center Escondido.
The funding from the family of Tom Oeschger of Bonsall will be used to help build a facility that will host medical conferences and physician symposiums, according to Palomar Health. Oeschger provided the funding along with fiancee Tami Eshelman, and her daughters Julie and Cameron Eshelman.
“This new state-of-the-art conference center is perfectly located here,” said Dr. Douglas Moir, a member of the Palomar Health Board of Directors.
“Palomar Medical Center Escondido has national recognition for our innovation in design, healing environment, and technological advances that support quality care,” Moir said. “This new learning center will support our continued commitment to education and innovation and serve our community well.”
As an architectural engineer, Oeschger said it was an appealing idea to make a transformative gift to build a technologically advanced conference center that will facilitate the transfer of medical training and information between physicians, nurses and other clinicians and caregivers.
“Information is nothing until you get it in the hands of the right people, then it is something,” Oeschger said.
He said he made the donation to honor his late parents, Frank and Eileen Oeschger.
–City News Service
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