News from Grossmont Healthcare District
The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) board of directors recently unanimously voted to grant $36,251 to Jewish Family Services for its Caring Community -- Living with Cancer program which provides free therapeutic services, including support groups and educational workshops on research and stress management, to about 150 cancer patients for one year, along with their family members and caregivers, who live in the East County.
According to Jewish Family Services, its therapeutic program offers the most comprehensive psychological and educational support for cancer patients in the region. It includes networking groups for people with brain tumors and parents of children with cancer. Services are free of charge and offered in both English and Spanish.
Grossmont Healthcare District, a public agency formed in 1952 to build and operate Grossmont Hospital, supports various health-related community programs and services in San Diego's East County region. The District serves as landlord of Grossmont Hospital on behalf of local taxpayers, including ownership of the property and buildings. The five-member GHD board of directors, each elected to four-year terms, represent nearly 500,000 people who live 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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