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Could bacteria buildup on your glasses cause COVID-19?

As published in The East County Californian, February 2021by Michael A. Emerson The best answer is: it’s possible. Viruses are easily transferred to our hands from our surroundings, then to our glasses when we adjust or take them on and off. Those who use eyeglasses to read or drive are all too familiar with how often we […]

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The Growing Need for Rural Health Care Providers

As a leader in the rural and low-income community, San Ysidro Health is an innovative, dynamic health organization committed to providing services to all who need them. Originally established along the border in 1969, the organization was founded by seven women in search of medical services for their children.  Fifty years later, San Ysidro Health […]

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Grossmont Healthcare District Announces More than $210,000 in Scholarships for Those Working in or Entering the Healthcare Field

LA MESA, Calif. (Dec. 4, 2020) – The Grossmont Healthcare District recently announced new scholarship opportunities worth more than $210,000 for local students and professionals working in or entering the healthcare field. Each year, a portion of the overall agency grants and sponsorships budget has been allocated for scholarship programs offered to local students living, […]

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I Quit: The Great American Smokeout

As published in The East County Californian, November 2020 by Robert “Bob” Ayres “I Quit.” Ah, what sweet words to hear. The Great American Smokeout Day on November 19, 2020, is not just one day, but a moment for all to commit to quit smoking or vaping. The American Cancer Society sponsors this annual event […]

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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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