GHD honored by State Senator

California Sen. Joel Anderson (R-Alpine) recently attended a Grossmont Healthcare District board meeting and presented GHD board members with a joint resolution from the California Senate and Assembly. The resolution recognized GHD for the 60th anniversary of Grossmont Hospital, which admitted its first patient in August 1955.

GHD, an East County regional public agency that supports various health-related community programs and services in San Diego’s East County, was formed in 1952 to build and operate Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa. GHD serves as landlord of the publicly owned Grossmont Hospital’s property and buildings on behalf of taxpayers.

Anderson congratulated GHD board members on fulfilling GHD’s mission to monitor the health care services provided at the hospital and anticipate and recognize the unmet health care needs of the communities it serves. GHD’s five-member board, each elected to four-year terms, represents more than 500,000 people residing within the District’s 750 square miles.

Anderson also recognized GHD’s partnership with Sharp HealthCare for the operation of Grossmont Hospital, which ensures continued state-of-the-art patient care services benefitting the residents of the East Region. The successful public-private partnership with GHD and Sharp HealthCare has resulted in state-of-the-art, quality patient care at a significant savings to taxpayers.

Anderson’s 38th Senate district includes La Mesa, Santee, El Cajon, Poway and most of East San Diego County, as well as San Marcos, Valley Center, Rancho Santa Fe, Bonsall and Fallbrook in the North County. He was first elected to the state Assembly in 2006 and to the state Senate in 2010.