Healthcare District Honors 2015 Health Care Heroes, Provides Update on Fallbrook Hospital Situation

At the Fallbrook Healthcare District’s (FHD) Community Collaborative Breakfast, held Jan. 25 at Fallbrook Library, two individuals were named Health Care Heroes for 2015 and an update was provided on the current state of affairs concerning Fallbrook Hospital. Approximately 82 people attended the event.

FHD administrator Vi Dupre gave a review of the purpose and process of the Health Care Hero program, now in its seventh year and it was announced that this year’s honorees would be Ramiro Gonzalez and Teddie Borges.

FHD director Howard Salmon spoke about the selection of Ramiro Gonzalez for the award.

It was stated that for the past seven years Gonzalez has taken care of his father, who became a quadriplegic after falling from a ladder. In assuming the 24-hour care, Gonzalez also has had to care for his mother, who has significant medical issues.

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