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Looking For A Few Good Heroes

LA MESA -- The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) is seeking nominees for its 2017 Healthcare Heroes Awards. Now in its 11th year, the Healthcare Heroes is GHD’s…

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La Mesa Health News

Decade-Long Health Bond Still Working

LA MESA -- More than a decade after…

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La Mesa Health News

Probing The Color Of Stress

LA MESA -- The Grossmont Healthcare District’s Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care…

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Added by rick griffin on February 18, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

La Mesa artists at weekend wildlife arts festival

The Pacific Southwest Wildlife Arts, Inc. (PSWA) will present its 44th annual California Open Wildlife Art Festival, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 18 and 19, at Liberty Station in San Diego’s Point Loma area. The festival, open to the public, will run from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both weekend days at Liberty Station’s Corky McMillin Event Center, NTC Promenade, 2875 Dewey Road, San Diego. Admission is $5 per person per day, and children under 12 years of age are free. For more information, visit…

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Grossmont Healthcare District supporting new health clinic

A new backcountry healthcare clinic currently under construction in…

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East County Healthcare News

Grant Awarded To Help Refugees

LA MESA -- The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD), with offices in La Mesa,has awarded a $10,000 grant to License to Freedom, an El Cajon-based…

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Added by rick griffin on February 7, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Boys & Girls Clubs of East County fundraiser includes honor for La Mesa's Ron and Mary Alice Brady

The Boys & Girls Clubs of East County will present its 51st annual Conrad’s Supper Club, formerly called the Children’s Ball, a fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Omni San Diego Hotel, 675 “L” St., Downtown San Diego. Reception will begin at 6 p.m., with dinner beginning at 7 p.m. and live auction at 8:30 p.m.

 

The annual event has been renamed in honor of the late philanthropist Conrad Prebys, who passed away in July 2016 at age 82. Prebys, one of San Diego County’s…

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Grossmont Healthcare District offering scholarships for nursing, medical health tech students

The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) is seeking applicants for two scholarship programs, one for nursing students and another for students pursuing careers as medical health technicians.

 

Nursing students are invited to apply for a scholarship of up to $3,000. Applicants must provide evidence of current enrollment in a registered nursing program approved by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), along with details about community volunteer work…

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Grossmont Healthcare District offering scholarships for nursing, medical health tech students

The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) is seeking applicants for two scholarship programs, one for nursing students and another for students pursuing careers as medical health technicians.

 

Nursing students are invited to apply for a scholarship of up to $3,000. Applicants must provide evidence of current enrollment in a registered nursing program approved by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), along with details about community volunteer work…

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La Mesa Health News

La Mesan Named 2017 Board President

LA MESA -- The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) recently elected its board officers for the 2017 calendar year.

 La Mesa resident Michael Emerson was elected as…

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Added by rick griffin on January 11, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

Grossmont Healthcare District board member named to statewide healthcare district board

The Association of California Healthcare Districts (ACHD), a statewide trade association for California’s several healthcare districts, has announced that Randy Lenac has joined the ACHD Board of Directors. Lenac has served since July 2014 as a member of the Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) board of directors in San Diego County. GHD represents more than 500,000 people residing in the district’s 750 square miles in San Diego’s East County region. GHD is one of 79 healthcare districts in…

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Added by rick griffin on January 11, 2017 at 9:18am — No Comments

La Mesa health care library will host free meeting on `Eating Right’

The Grossmont Healthcare District’s Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa, will host a free program on “Easy Ways to Eating Right for a Healthy Body and Mind” from 10 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 25. The program is part of the library’s “Wellness Wednesday” series, normally held on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served. Advance RSVP is not necessary. Handouts will be…

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Added by rick griffin on January 9, 2017 at 10:58am — No Comments

La Mesa resident and member of Salmagundi Club exhibits at Olaf Wieghorst Museum

Mount Helix resident Grace Schlesier of La Mesa is among 18 plein air artists who are part of an exhibit featuring 90 paintings at the Olaf Wieghorst Museum at the Wieghorst Western Heritage Center, 131 Rea Ave., El Cajon. The exhibit, called “Salmagundians and their Southern California Friends,” features two East County residents, including Schlesier, who are members of the Salmagundi Club. El Cajon resident Gloria Chadwick also has been accepted as members of the Salmagundi Club. The…

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Added by rick griffin on January 8, 2017 at 2:08pm — No Comments

La Mesa's Mount Helix hosted New Year's Day "Prayer Summit"

LA MESA -- About 100 people gathered on New Year’s Day afternoon at Mount Helix Park Amphitheater for a “Prayer Summit,” hosted by Unite San Diego, an East County-based coalition of pastors, elected officials, business owners and community leaders.

 The program consisted of brief remarks from an elected…

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Added by rick griffin on January 3, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa Chamber of Commerce breakfast to host Dianne Jacob



The La Mesa Chamber of Commerce will host County Supervisor Dianne Jacob for its first breakfast meeting of the year starting at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the Marie Callender’s restaurant, 6950 Alvarado Road, San Diego. Breakfast sponsors include Carl Burger Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM World…

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Rain or shine, New Year's Day afternoon prayer service atop Mount Helix

Unite San Diego, a coalition of pastors, elected officials, business owners and community leaders, will host a New Year’s Day “Prayer Summit” from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Sunday, January, 1, at the Mount Helix Park Amphitheater, 4901 Mt. Helix Dr., La Mesa. The public is invited to attend. Admission is free. The program will include music, worship and prayers. A prelude to worship will begin at 1 p.m. Several hundred people are expected to attend, said Michael Griffiths of Unite San…

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Added by rick griffin on December 28, 2016 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Voters return two incumbents, including La Mesa resident, to Grossmont Healthcare District

Two longtime Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) board members retained their seats in the recent November 2016 election, plus voters elected a new face to join the five-member board that represents more than 500,000 people residing in the district’s 750 square miles in East County. GHD offices are…

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Added by rick griffin on December 11, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa man is chairing Grossmont Hospital construction monitoring citizens oversight group



The volunteer citizens group overseeing the spending of millions of dollars in taxpayer-approved bonds for new and improved patient care facilities at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa has elected its chairman and vice chairman to serve through June 2017.

 

La…

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Added by rick griffin on December 11, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The ABCs of Vitamin D discussion at La Mesa health library

The Grossmont Healthcare District’s Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa, will host a free program on “The ABCs of Vitamin D” from 10 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 28. The program is part of the library’s Wellness Wednesday series, normally held on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served. Advance RSVP is not necessary. Handouts will be available.

 

Speaking at the Herrick Library will…

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Added by rick griffin on September 27, 2016 at 3:55pm — No Comments

La Mesa acupuncturist speaking at La Mesa health library

The Grossmont Healthcare District’s Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa, will host “Preventive Care with Acupu ncture,” a free presentation about how acupuncture can treat a variety of health issues, from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24. The…

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Added by rick griffin on August 9, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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