Herrick Health Library reopens with new additions for families

LA MESA, CA (July 2021) – After sixteen months of closed doors, the Herrick Health Library recently announced its reopening with an expansion to the Children’s department and a return to in-person programming. The updated space reflects the increasing demand for fun and interactive family spaces. With the goal to turn children into lifelong learners, […]

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Grossmont Healthcare District and Sharp HealthCare celebrate 30-year anniversary of public/private partnership

Original lease to operate Grossmont Hospital signed in 1991; voters have since extended to 2051 LA MESA (June 24, 2021) — Thirty years ago, the Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) leased operations of its La Mesa public hospital to Sharp HealthCare, initiating a public/private partnership that local voters extended through 2051.  The original agreement was designed […]

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Relationship Trauma: Prevention, Education, and Empowerment

Center for Community Solutions is a nonprofit whose mission is to end relationship and sexual violence by being a catalyst for caring communities and social justice. Their prevention programs use education as a tool to break the cycle of violence and prevent violence before it happens. CCS believes that violence is preventable: violence is a […]

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Mental health: Vulnerable populations left behind

As published in The East County Californian, May 2021By Randy Lenac The leading cause of death in the US is heart disease; in correctional facilities, it’s suicide. Compared to the outside world, the population of incarcerated people has always had the greatest rates of mental diagnoses. Recently, that number has risen exponentially. Between 2009 and 2019, the […]

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COVID-19 Community Updates

COVID-19 vaccines have arrived in San Diego County. They are being distributed in phases. The County is working to establish multiple vaccination sites and is partnering with other healthcare facilities to complete COVID-19 vaccinations.


Free Online Health Resources

Our Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library provides a wide array of online health resources available to the general public promoting overall health and awareness. A broad range of events and activities are also available, including virtual webinars and crafts for families and children.


Local Clinics and Health Centers

Residents of the Grossmont Healthcare District can save time and money by going to a community clinic or urgent care when a hospital emergency room is not needed. The following list of clinics and urgent care services are located within District boundaries, and support our residents in accessing suitable and affordable care.


Annual Report 2020

Best said by our CEO Barry Jantz, last year our mission “was challenged more than ever… as we aimed to remove barriers and create opportunities for residents and local health organizations in the time of a public health crisis.” We are proud to present to you our annual report, showcasing what we have done to serve you, our East County residents, the reason for our mission.


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