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Roundtable Lecture Series: A Legacy of Community Service

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Grossmont Healthcare District Conference Center Auditorium

9001 Wakarusa

La Mesa, CA 91942

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Come learn about La Mesa and East County’s landmark public institution, the Grossmont Hospital. Historian/author James Newland will present on the history of this significant publicly-owned healthcare district and the doctors, nurses, administrators, civic-leaders volunteers, donors, patients and families that have made this an indispensible community service asset.

The event is FREE for LMHS Members, and a $5 donation is requested from non-members.

The story of Grossmont Hospital and the Healthcare District is one of true community commitment to a greater cause. In early 1952, eastern San Diego County’s citizens voted overwhelmingly to establish the Grossmont Hospital District. Local civic leaders and physicians envisioned it as the vehicle for building a modern hospital to address the healthcare needs of their rapidly growing post-World War II communities. In August 1955 the district subsequently opened Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa. For the next sixty-five years, the institution grew to serve suburban and rural residents spread over the 750-square mile district. In dealing with the daunting challenges of modern healthcare, the governing board entered a precedent-setting lease for hospital operations with San Diego-based non-profit Sharp Healthcare in 1991. Historian James D. Newland has partnered with Grossmont Hospital and the Grossmont Healthcare District in chronicling the inspiring story of this iconic regional institution.


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