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Simulation Technology and Virtual Learning Prepare Future Healthcare Workers for a ‘New Normal’

As published in Santee Magazine, Summer 2020 by Virginia Hall, RN Simulation training and virtual learning for future healthcare workers is now more important than ever, offering responsive technology to practice real-life medicine during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. With a $100,000 grant recently awarded by the Grossmont Healthcare District, the Grossmont Health Occupations Center […]

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Don’t ignore stroke symptoms

Letter to the editor published by East County Californian, July 10, 2020 By Scott Evans, CEO, Sharp Grossmont Hospital and Barry M. Jantz, CEO Grossmont Healthcare District It was after a 10,000-mile return flight from Africa, when Lakeside resident and celebrity wildlife conservationist Joan Embery arrived at Sharp Grossmont Hospital’s emergency department. She was on […]

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How art thou?

Letter to the editor published by East County Californian, July 10, 2020 Gloria Chadwick, RN How art thou during this pandemic of enormous magnitude? A whole new social lifestyle has emerged, and cabin fever has strained those with little to do to keep themselves occupied. The good news is, there are therapeutic past times to […]

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Health care library in La Mesa reopens with Curbside Pickup services beginning June 30

Patrons may now borrow materials without entering the building LA MESA, Calif. (June 25, 2020) — Residents of the Grossmont Healthcare District can once again access the consumer health information collection at the Herrick Community Health Care Library, which reopens with curbside pickup service on June 30. The news comes more than three months after […]

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Grossmont Healthcare District invests $227,000 in scholarships for promising students

COVID-19 impacts press home the need to train the next generation of frontline care workers LA MESA, Calif. (June 11, 2020) – As the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbates statewide healthcare workforce shortages, the Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) recently announced $227,000 in scholarships to promising local students pursuing health careers in fields of growing demand. A recent […]

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Meet This Year’s Healthcare Heroes

Volunteers are a significant part of care teams in local health organizations, working alongside doctors, nurses, community health workers, neighborhood navigators, paramedics, pharmacists, and many others 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. […]

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Grossmont Healthcare District Board Approves Emergency COVID-19 Relief Funding for Area Clinics and Front-Line Hospital Caregivers

LA MESA, CA (April 6, 2020) —- The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) board of directors today authorized an emergency grant program for COVID-19 relief funding of $255,000, in support of area community clinics as well as front-line caregivers at Sharp Grossmont Hospital. The funding allocation includes up to $25,000 for any non-profit, out-patient, direct care […]

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Supporting Health Scholars to Build Our Health Workforce

There has been a lot of recent discussion among state policymakers about severe physician shortages in California, as well as what to do about it. Not only do these shortages hurt local patients’ ability to access care, they also lead to longer wait times and higher costs. One bill that has garnered media attention is […]

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Important COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Safety Updates

A Message to the Public (last updated: July 13, 2020) Friends, colleagues, and residents within the Grossmont Healthcare District, Due to increased awareness and precautions surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the Grossmont Healthcare District (including the Herrick Community Health Care Library) is strongly advising residents and community groups to review the following information from the County of […]

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Grossmont Healthcare District Showing Eyesight Some Love

February’s Low Vision Awareness Month Focuses on Getting Eyes Checked LA MESA, Calif. (Feb. 13, 2020) —- February is Low Vision Awareness Month, reminding Americans there’s no better time to show your precious eyesight some love. By 2030, the Braille Institute of America reports the number of Americans with visual impairments is projected to reach […]

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