News from the Grossmont Healthcare District
Two board of directors members of the Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD), a public agency that supports health-related community programs and services in San Diego’s East County region, were reelected to four-year terms in the November 2006 general election.
Dehesa resident and native San Diegan Gloria Chadwick, a registered nurse, received 66,564 votes, or 43.35 percent of the ballots cast. In 1998, Chadwick became the first woman to be elected to the board in 22 years. In 2000, she became the first woman to serve as board president.
San Carlos resident Dr. John Hardebeck, who served as 2006 board president, received 61,505 votes, or 41.90 percent of the ballots cast. Hardebeck, a retired physician who was an original medical staff member at Grossmont Hospital when it opened in 1955, was appointed to the board in 2000 to serve the remaining term of the late Richard Bea. Hardebeck later won a seat in the November 2002 general election.
Chadwick and Hardebeck were sworn in at the Dec. 4 special meeting by District general counsel Jeff Scott.
GHD board meetings are normally held on the third Friday of each month at the District Conference Center, 9001 Wakarusa St., La Mesa. The public is invited to attend.
The Grossmont Healthcare District, formed in 1952 to build and operate Grossmont Hospital, encompasses 750 square miles of San Diego's East County. Its five-member board of directors, each elected to four-year terms, represent nearly 500,000 East County residents.
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