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December 30, 2012 (La Mesa)--The Grossmont Hospital Foundation recently appointed three new members – Harry Ellison, M.D., Lew Silverberg and Philip Szold, M.D. – to its 2013 Board of Governors. Each appointee serves a three-year term, which began October 1, 2012.

The Grossmont Hospital Foundation Board of Governors mission is to establish policy for the Foundation, determine its fundraising priorities, and support Sharp Grossmont Hospital in developing high-quality, accessible and affordable inpatient and outpatient services to the residents of San Diego’s East County community.

Dr. Ellison, radiologist and CEO of X-ray Medical Group, has been affiliated with Sharp Grossmont Hospital since 1983. Silverberg, a member of the Corporate Directors Forum, practiced law in San Diego from 1959-1989 with the firm of Fredman, Silverberg and Lewis, representing business and real estate interests, with an emphasis on planning. Dr. Szold, a Sharp Grossmont Hospital-affiliated pediatrician for 34 years, was awarded the Grossmont Healthcare District’s Healthcare Hero award in 2011.

The board also approved Alex Matuk for a second, three-year term and elected Connie Conard as Chair, Ken Lund as Treasurer, and Ann Goldberg as Secretary. Additional current board members include: Andrew Alongi, M.D.; Joyce Butler; Gary Clasen; Marc Kobernick, M.D.; Michelle Yale; Roxanne Hon, M.D.; Brian Moore, M.D.; Robert M. Malkus, M.D.; Elizabeth W. Morgante; John Snyder; and Michele Tarbet.

Grossmont Hospital Foundation is a not-for-profit, philanthropic organization which focuses primarily on raising funds for Sharp Grossmont Hospital. More than $50 million has been raised by the Foundation since its inception in 1986.

Sharp Grossmont Hospital is the largest not-for-profit, full-service acute care hospital in San Diego’s East County, serving the community for more than 50 years. To learn more about Sharp Grossmont Hospital, visit or call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277).

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