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Construction Progressing in La Mesa at Sharp Grossmont Hospital’s Heart and Vascular Center

Construction continues in La Mesa at Sharp Grossmont Hospital’s $60 million, taxpayer-funded Health and Vascular (H&V) Center. The 71,000-square-foot, three-story H&V Center will eventually expand the hospital’s surgery capabilities with four new cardiac catheterization labs and four multipurpose procedural rooms that can support a wide range of specialties, including general surgery, minimally invasive surgery and […]

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GHD seeking to Honor Volunteers with 2015 Healthcare Heroes Awards

The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) is soliciting nominees for its 2015 Healthcare Heroes Awards. Now in its ninth year, the Healthcare Heroes is GHD’s annual awards program that honors volunteers who help advance the delivery of quality healthcare in the East County region. Nomination forms are available at www.grossmonthealthcare.org. Deadline for submission of entries is […]

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Deep Vein Thrombosis

This article originally appeared in the Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library January-March 2015 newsletter. Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is sometimes called the silent killer. An estimated 350,000 to 600,000 people per year have an episode of DVT or the resulting pulmonary embolism (PE), which causes an estimated 100,000 deaths, making it as […]

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Health Care Library’s ‘Wellness Wednesday’ Meeting will Discuss Resources and Tools for Family Caregivers on Feb. 25

The Grossmont Healthcare District’s Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa, will host a free program on “Resources and Tools for Family Caregivers” from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 25. The program is part of the library’s “Wellness Wednesday” series, normally held on the fourth Wednesday […]

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Sharp Grossmont Hospital Patients Gifted with Stuffed Teddy Bears during Holidays

The Grossmont Healthcare District was a sponsor of the San Diego Blood Bank’s annual “Winter Wishes” program. The program featured the delivery of 350 plush stuffed teddy bears as gifts to patients admitted to Sharp Grossmont Hospital in December during the holiday season. “Eyes would light up when the patients received the stuffed bears,” said […]

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Grossmont Healthcare District Board Elects 2015 Board Officers

The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) board officers for 2015 were elected at a recent board meeting. Reelected for one-year terms were Robert “Bob” Ayres as president, Michael Emerson as vice president and Gloria Chadwick as secretary. All three served the same board officer positions in 2014. Ayres appointed board member Randy Lenac as treasurer. Also […]

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Voters Return Two to Grossmont Healthcare District Board

Two Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) board members retained their seats in the November 2014 election. East County voters elected Gloria Chadwick and Randy Lenac to four-year terms. Chadwick received the highest number of votes among four candidates vying for two seats. She received about 36,000 votes, or 33 percent of the 107,000 votes that were […]

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East County Voters Overwhelmingly Approve Prop. H to Extend Grossmont Hospital Lease with Sharp HealthCare

East County voters in the June 2014 election overwhelmingly approved Proposition H, continuing the partnership between the Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) and Sharp HealthCare for the operations of Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa until 2051. The ballot measure needed a simple majority to pass. It passed by nearly 87 percent in favor of extending the […]

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