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2018 Healthcare Hero Spotlight: Chuck and Jan Vermillion

Chuck and Jan Vermillion, American Cancer Society volunteers Chuck and Jan Vermillion of Spring Valley have been married for 53 years. For the past year, the couple has volunteered for the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) “Road to Recovery” program, which offers free rides to escort cancer fighters to their medical appointments and treatments. When the […]

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2018 Healthcare Hero Spotlight: Dr. Tryna Ramos

Dr. Tryna Ramos, Volunteers in Medicine volunteer Dr. Tryna Ramos has been a volunteer in El Cajon for the past eight years at Volunteers in Medicine – San Diego (VIM), a non-profit that brings together medical professionals and patients who do not have health insurance. Dr. Ramos is among more than 100 professional volunteers, including […]

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2018 Healthcare Hero Spotlight: Ally Kellogg

Alexandra (Ally) Kellogg, Sharp Grossmont Hospital volunteer Ally Kellogg works as an emergency medical technician (EMT) for a private company and as a medical scribe for a local clinic. On Saturdays, she volunteers at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in the Emergency Department (ED), considered one of the busiest in the state with more than 100,000 annual […]

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2018 Healthcare Hero Spotlight: Shawn Kelley

Shawn Kelley, Trauma Intervention Programs of San Diego volunteer A few years ago, Shawn Kelley’s wife Jan started volunteering for Trauma Intervention Programs (TIP) of San Diego, a nonprofit dedicated to assisting emotionally traumatized people during emergency situations. In 2015, Shawn became an on-call volunteer for TIP after seeing the difference it made for Jan. […]

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2018 Healthcare Hero Spotlight: Rick Doremus

Rick Doremus, Home of Guiding Hands volunteer Rick Doremus has served since 1995 as a board member for the Home of Guiding Hands (HGH), an El Cajon-based nonprofit that provides services, training and advocacy to people with developmental and intellectual disabilities and their families. HGH representatives estimate that Rick has contributed well over 5,000 hours […]

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2018 Healthcare Hero Spotlight: Dee Davis

Dee Davis, Center for Community Solutions volunteer Dee Davis is a volunteer for Center for Community Solutions (CCS). The mission of CCS is to end relationship and sexual violence by being a catalyst for caring communities and social justice. Dee has been a Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) volunteer for CCS since October 2013. Sometimes […]

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New Sharp Grossmont Hospital Care Clinic Now Open

Sharp Grossmont Hospital opened the doors to its new Care Clinic in April 2018. Located in the Grossmont Medical Arts building across from the hospital at 8851 Center Drive, the Care Clinic serves as a destination for patients with urgent medical needs that are non-life threatening. According to Sharp Grossmont Hospital officials, over a third […]

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Grossmont Healthcare District Prepares to Offer 2018-2019 Community Grants Program

The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) is preparing to offer its 2018-2019 Community Grants Program for the benefit of community health care organizations serving the needs of local residents. Since 1996 when the program was established, the District has awarded over $52 million in grants and sponsorships. Those public monies have supported community based nonprofit organizations […]

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Nursing, Health Tech Career Scholarship Winners Announced

The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) is proud to announce the recipients of two 2018 GHD scholarship programs, one for nursing students and another for students pursuing careers as medical health technicians. The students will receive their awards at the GHD board meeting on Friday, May 18. “Our board of directors have made a long-term commitment […]

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Meet Our 2018 Volunteer Healthcare Heroes

Volunteers are a significant part of care teams in local health organizations, working alongside doctors, nurses, community health workers, neighborhood navigators, community paramedics, and pharmacists to address the community’s medical and social needs. Each year, the Grossmont Healthcare District recognizes volunteer “Healthcare Heroes” who improve health and quality of life for East Region residents. Nominated […]

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