FAQ’s

FAQ’s

Do I live within Grossmont Healthcare District boundaries?

To find out if you live within the Grossmont Healthcare District boundaries please click here and enter your address.

Once you click “Submit Query” your Political Districts will appear. If Grossmont Healthcare District is displayed, then yes, you do live in that District.

Why do I pay property taxes to the District?

In 2006, District voters passed Proposition G, which authorized the sale of $247,000,000 in General Obligation Bonds to be used for improvements at Grossmont Hospital. The bonds are being paid through property taxes on property owners within the District boundaries.

If I have a compliment or issue with services at Grossmont Hospital, who do I contact?

Compliments and concerns with services at Grossmont Hospital should be directed to Ms. Sandy Pugliese, Community Relations Manager, at 619-740-6000 or sandy.pugliese@sharp.com.

Is the District or Sharp HealthCare paying for improvements to Grossmont Hospital?

Under the 30 year lease(s) with Sharp HealthCare, Sharp HealthCare is responsible for all on-going maintenance and repairs to Grossmont Hospital, including all seismic requirements. In 2006 District voters passed Proposition G which authorized the sale of $247,000,000 in General Obligation Bonds to be used for improvements at Grossmont Hospital. The bonds are being paid through property taxes on property owners within the District boundaries.

Does the District have a publicly elected Board of Directors or Board of Trustees?

The District is governed by a five-member Board of Directors, elected at large to four-year terms, representing more than one-half million people residing within the District’s 750 square miles in San Diego’s East County region.

What is the District’s relationship with Sharp HealthCare?

Grossmont Hospital was leased to Sharp HealthCare under a 30 year lease expiring in 2021. In June 2014, District voters approved a new 30 year lease with Sharp HealthCare that will expire in 2051. Sharp is responsible for providing all operations and maintenance of the hospital under the lease.

What entity owns Grossmont Hospital?

Grossmont Hospital is a publically owned hospital, owned by the people living within its boundaries through the Grossmont Healthcare District.

What is a Healthcare District?

The District is one of more than 72 public hospital districts throughout California providing from as few as two beds to as many as 700. Hospital districts are authorized by state law and established by a vote of the people. Hospital districts were a necessity born out of a lack of available hospital beds in the immediate post-WWII era. The California Local Hospital District Act was passed in 1945, allowing communities to form hospital districts in defined geographic areas where access to health care was limited throughout the state.