Grossmont Healthcare District

LA MESA APRIL ACTIVITIES

By Kristin Kjaero

April 9, 2015 (La Mesa) – There’s something for everybody going on this month in La Mesa. There are activities for every age and interest, as well as for mind, body and entertainment.


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2014 KIDS CARE FEST SEPT. 20 IN LA MESA: FREE HEALTH CARE SCREENINGS FOR 1,000 CHILDREN

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 9, 2014 (La Mesa)--The date has been announced for the 2014 Kids Care Fest, a free, family-oriented event open to the public featuring free health care screenings. This year’s Kids Care Fest will be held on Saturday, Sept. 20 at Briercrest Park, 9001 Wakarusa St., La Mesa. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Now in its 13th year, Kids Care Fest is presented by the Grossmont Healthcare District, La Mesa Park & Recreation Foundation and the City of La Mesa.

Organizers expect more than 1,000 children will receive free, potentially life-saving, health care screenings, including hearing, vision and dental screenings, from healthcare professionals.


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SENIORS GROUP AT HEALTH CARE LIBRARY TO HOST DISCUSSION ON ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27

 

July 18, 2014 (La Mesa)-The Grossmont Healthcare District’s Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa, will host a free senior discussion group program titled “Alzheimer’s Disease and Clinical Trials,” from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 27. The public is invited to attend and RSVP is not required. The speaker will be Mark Dobrina, lead clinical trials specialist, Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital Research Dept.


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GROSSMONT HEALTHCARE DISTRICT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR BOARD VACANCY

 

June 28, 2014 (San Diego's East County) - The Grossmont Healthcare District, an East County public agency, is accepting applications to fill a vacant seat on its board of directors.


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EAST COUNTY MAGAZINE SUPPORTS FREE HEALTH FAIR FOR CHILDREN ON SEPT. 21ST

 

September 18, 2013 (La Mesa) – The East County Magazine, distributed by the Heartland Coalition, has been named a media sponsor for the 12th annual Kids Care Fest, a free, family-oriented, community health fair event with free health care screenings for children. Kids Care Fest will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21 at Briercrest Park, 90001 Wakarusa St., La Mesa.


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SENIORS GROUP AT LA MESA HEALTH CARE LIBRARY TO HEAR PRESENTATION ON "EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS" ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28

 

August 6, 2013 (La Mesa) – The Grossmont Healthcare District’s Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, located at 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa, will host a free senior discussion group presentation on “Emergency Preparedness” from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 28.  The public is invited to attend, and an RSVP is not required. 


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SUMMER HEALTHCARE SATURDAY JUNE 15

 

 

June 12, 2013 (La Mesa)- On Saturday, June 15,  the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce and the Grossmont Healthcare District will again team up to produce Summer Healthcare Saturday, a one day health exposition that will be held at Grossmont Center in La Mesa.

The event will feature free demonstrations, free health information and screenings. Up to 75 booths are expected to be present and lining up throughout the mall.


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SENIORS GROUP AT LA MESA HEALTH CARE LIBRARY TO LEARN TIPS FOR FINDING HEALTH CARE INFO MAY 22

 

May 22, 2013 (La Mesa) – The Grossmont Healthcare District’s Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa, will host a free senior discussion group presentation on “Alternatives to Google: Finding Health Information Online,” from 10 to 11 a.m. today. The public is invited to attend, and RSVP is not required. The speaker will be Kathy Quinn, library director of the Herrick Library.

Quinn, with 21 years of experience as a librarian and researcher, will share tips on how to find reliable, accurate and trustworthy information on the Internet about your health. The presentation will include a demonstration of the links to health information available on the Herrick Library website. Handouts on how to evaluate health websites and reliable sites to search will be provided.


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WHAT IS REIKI? SENIORS GROUP AT LA MESA HEALTH CARE LIBRARY TO DISCUSS REIKI NATURAL HEALING WED. MARCH 27

March 25, 2013 (La Mesa) – The Grossmont Healthcare District’s Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa, will host a free senior discussion group on “Reiki:  How It Can Help You” from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 27.  The public is invited to attend, and RSVP is not required.  The speaker will be Lucy Olivier, a master teacher and practitioner in Usui Reiki and Karuna Reiki natural healing systems since 1998.


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GROSSMONT HEALTHCARE DISTRICT BOARD ELECTS 2013 BOARD OFFICERS

January 26, 2013 (La Mesa) -- The board of directors of the Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) has elected its board officers for 2013. Elected for one-year terms were Dr. Michael T. Long as president, Robert “Bob” Ayres as vice president and Gloria Chadwick as secretary. Long also appointed board member Michael Emerson as treasurer. Also serving on the five-member board is Betty Stieringer.


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CANDIDATES OFFER CLASHING VISIONS, PRESCRIPTIONS FOR CHANGE IN GROSSMONT HEALTH CARE DISTRICT RACE

Big issues include affordability and quality of care, long ER waits, and sweetheart contract with Sharp Health Care

By Mark Gabrish Conlan

October 30, 2012 (San Diego’s East County)--How healthy is our healthcare district--and what remedies to candidates for the Grossmont Health Care District Board have to offer?

ECM contacted all candidates and obtained responses  from eight of the nine (all but Emad Bakeer). Virtually all saw the same principal issues facing the district, though they differ on solutions--and their approaches differ as much as their backgrounds.


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2012 KIDS CARE FEST SEPT. 22: FREE HEALTH CARE SCREENINGS FOR 1,000 CHILDREN UNDER AGE 12 IN LA MESA

 


September 1, 2012 (La Mesa)--The Grossmont Healthcare District and the City of La Mesa have jointly announced that Saturday, Sept. 22 will be the date for the 2012 Kids Care Fest, a free, family-oriented event featuring free health care screenings at Briercrest Park, 9001 Wakarusa St., La Mesa. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will be the 11th annual Kids Care Fest event. The public is invited to attend.



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GROSSMONT HEALTHCARE DISTRICT SEEKING INPUT FOR FUTURE STRATEGIC PLAN

September 1, 2012 (La Mesa) – The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) is soliciting public input as part of its strategic planning process. The public is requested to provide input at a 7 p.m. meeting on Monday, Sept. 10, at the GHD Conference Center, 9001 Wakarusa St., La Mesa. Refreshments will be served.


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NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR HEALTHCARE HERO AWARDS

 
January 25, 2012 (San Diego's East County)--The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) seeks nominations for its 2012 Healthcare Hero Awards, GHD’s annual awards program that honors East County residents whose volunteer efforts help advance delivery of quality healthcare in the East County region.


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RECORD CROWD TURNS OUT FOR KIDS CARE FEST


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FAMILY FUN PLUS FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS AT KIDS CARE FEST IN LA MESA SATURDAY


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SEPTEMBER 24 SCREENINGS OFFERED BY GROSSMONT HEALTHCARE DISTRICT

 

September 4, 2011 (La Mesa) -- The Grossmont Healthcare District and the City of La Mesa have jointly announced that Saturday, Sept. 24 will be the date for the 2011 Kids Care Fest, a free family event featuring free health care screenings at Briercrest Park, 9001 Wakarusa St., La Mesa. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on that day. It will be the 10th annual Kids Care Fest event. The public is invited to attend.

 


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HOSPITAL BOND OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE HAS TWO NEW MEMBERS

 
July 10, 2011 (La Mesa) -- A volunteer citizens group overseeing the Grossmont Healthcare District’s spending of $247 million in voter-approved bonds for construction infrastructure projects at Sharp Grossmont Hospital has two new members. La Mesa resident Glen Sparrow, a retired San Diego University professor, and Lakeside resident Kenneth Lavigne, training director with the Sheet Metal Workers International Association, Local 206, have agreed to serve on GHD’s Independent Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (ICBOC). Both were recently appointed to the ICBOC by GHD board of directors.
 
 

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GROSSMONT HEALTHCARE SELLS BONDS FOR NEEDED HOSPITAL IMPROVEMENTS

March 3, 2011 (La Mesa) -- The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD), a taxpayer-supported public agency that serves as landlord of Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa, has announced the sale of $136,860,000 in general obligation (G.O.) bonds to both institutional and retail investors in the U.S. municipal bond market. The bond proceeds will help provide ongoing financing for a number of capital improvement construction projects planned over the next several years at the publicly owned hospital.


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GROSSMONT HEALTH DISTRICT GIVES $150,000 GRANT TO VOLUNTEERS IN MEDICINE

 

Funds to cover diagnostic tests and medical supplies for patients without insurance

The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) board of directors has voted to approve a $150,000 grant to Volunteers in Medicine – San Diego, Inc. (VIM), a non-profit that brings together medical professionals and patients who don’t have health insurance. 

 

The money will pay for diagnostic lab fees and medical supplies, as well as X-ray and ultrasound tests, for uninsured East County residents who are treated for free at the VIM El Cajon medical clinic at 1457 East Madison Ave.


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GROSSMONT HEALTHCARE DISTRICT SEEKS HEALTHCARE HERO NOMINATIONS IN EAST COUNTY

January 30, 2011 (San Diego's East County) -- The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) is seeking nominations for its 2011 Healthcare Hero Awards, an annual awards program that honors East County residents whose volunteer efforts help advance the delivery of quality healthcare in the East County region.


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GROSSMONT HEALTH DISTRICT GRANTS $49K TO CASA FOR PREVENTION OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE

 

January 17, 2011 (La Mesa)--Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) is continuing its support of Communities Against Substance Abuse (CASA), East County's oldest, community-based, non-profit organization dedicated solely to substance abuse prevention. The GHD board of directors recently voted unanimously to approve a grant of $49,000 to help fund CASA’s Students Together Against Alcohol ‘N Drugs (STAAND), a youth advocacy program.


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HOSPITAL CONSTRUCTION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE SEEKS REPLACEMENT MEMBER

 

January 5, 2011 (La Mesa) -- A volunteer citizens group monitoring construction projects financed by voter-approved public bonds at Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa is looking for a new member to replace former member Robert “Bob” Ayres, who was recently appointed to the Grossmont Healthcare District board of directors.


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WATCHDOG GROUP CALAWARE SENDS WARNING TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS; THREATENS LAWSUITS TO ASSURE BROWN ACT `STRICT ENFORCEMENT’’

 

By Miriam Raftery

December 4, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) – Californians Aware (CalAware), the nonprofit center for public forum rights, has advised state associations representing most local government agencies that their members may be subject to short notice lawsuits for common violations of California’s open meeting law, the Brown Act.

 


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GROSSMONT HEALTHCARE DISTRICT SEEKS APPLICANTS TO FILL VACANCY ON BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

Application Deadline 2:00 p.m., Friday December 10, 2010

 

November 24, 2010 (La Mesa) -- The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) Board is seeking applications to fill an empty seat on the Board.

 

The appointee must be available to serve the remaining two years of the seat’s four-year term until early December 2012, following the November 2012 general election.


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GROSSMONT HEALTHCARE DISTRICT BOARD SEEKS TO HEAL RIFT

Board rejects Jim Stieringer’s application for district staff job. Now Stieringer, who retired Friday, asks for his Board seat back--but his future remains in limbo


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READER’S EDITORIAL: SMART HEALTHCARE CHOICES ON NOV. 2

 

By Bob Yarris, Board Emeritus
Grossmont Healthcare District

October 20, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) -- Having served 16 years on the Grossmont Healthcare District Board of Directors, I would strongly encourage East County voters on Nov. 2 to cast their very important vote for Gloria Chadwick, RN and Michael Long MD.


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FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS FOR KIDS: SEPT. 25 AT KIDS CARE FEST IN LA MESA

 


September 13, 2010 (La Mesa) -- Grossmont Healthcare District and the City of La Mesa are jointly presenting the ninth annual Kids Care Fest, a free event featuring free health care screenings as well as children's activities, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25, at Briercrest Park, 9001 Wakarusa St., La Mesa. The public is invited to attend.


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CONFUSED ABOUT MEDICARE & MEDIGAP? FREE PROGRAM AUG. 25 AIMS TO HELP SENIORS


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EAST COUNTY'S LARGEST FREE HEALTH FAIR DEEMED A VIBRANT SUCCESS

 

June 23, 2010 (La Mesa) -- The 10th annual Summer Healthcare Saturday, East County’s largest free health fair, held  June 19th at Grossmont Center, was by far the most successful ever, according to Mike Cully, president/CEO of the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce.  The event was organized by the Chamber and co-sponsored by Grossmont Healthcare District, Sharp Grossmont Hospital, Alvarado Hospital and Grossmont Center.


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