The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) board of directors has voted to grant $105,760 to the Grossmont Union High School District (GUHSD) for its Health Pathways program which encourages students to pursue a career in healthcare.
GHD said its funds will help teachers at five GUHSD schools -- West Hills in Santee, El Capitan in Lakeside, Grossmont and Helix in La Mesa and Mount Miguel in Spring Valley -- to develop class lessons, recruit students and plan field trips that will expose and prepare between 350 and 400 students for different health careers.
"We are proud to support this program that addresses our nation's current healthcare worker shortage," said Dr. John Hardebeck, GHD 2006 board president. "By exposing high school students to different health careers through relevant educational experiences, they are more likely to succeed and enter the workforce as healthcare providers."
The Grossmont Healthcare District, a public agency formed in 1952, supports various health-related community programs and services in San Diego's East County region and serves as landlord of Grossmont Hospital on behalf of local taxpayers. The District is governed by a five-member board of directors, each elected to four-year terms, who represent nearly 500,000 people residing within the District's 750 square miles in San Diego's East County. For more information about GHD, visit www.grossmonthealthcare.org.
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