Palomar Health’s SART program may quadruple sexual assault survivors served

Palomar Health is taking on a major new role to serve survivors of sexual assault. Beginning May 1 Palomar Health’s Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) will begin working with almost every San Diego County law enforcement agency to provide forensic examinations for adult sexual assault victims. Previously the SART only worked with law enforcement in Read More »

Sharp Grossmont Hospital (Grossmont Healthcare District) honors Navy veteran organ donor

A U.S. Navy veteran from Spring Valley who served his country for more than 30 years also saved dozens of lives. John O’Loughlin was honored Wednesday with a flag-raising ceremony at Sharp Grossmont Hospital. As a thank you for John’s gift of lives, he was featured in this year’s Donor Life Rose Parade float. At the ceremony at Read More »

Petaluma teen saves a life with CPR

Thirteen-year-old Lucy Decker was at a rowing event in Oakland last month when a spectator suddenly collapsed, apparently having a heart attack. A concerned crowd of onlookers gathered around, while one man stepped forward and started performing CPR. The problem, though, was the bystander was doing it all wrong. He was performing the CPR compressions Read More »

Petaluma Health Care District wins Community Philanthropy Award

Petaluma Health Care District, a public agency and a California special district, funds evidence-based health programs and invests in local nonprofits that provide critical social services and address the root causes of poor health. During the 2015-2016 fiscal year, PHCD provided $280,000 in charitable funds, sponsorships and in-kind technical support to 33 Southern Sonoma County Read More »

Grossmont Healthcare District Awards 39 Scholarships

Grossmont Healthcare District awarded 39 scholarships to students from 20 East County area high schools this month. The scholarships went to students who have expressed interest in a career as a healthcare professional. Students from the local schools were picked by school administrators for academic excellence, citizenship and a desire to improve the world through Read More »

Mayers Memorial Hospital District Receives District Certification

(March 15, 2017) Association of California Healthcare Districts (ACHD) is pleased to report Mayers Memorial Hospital District has achieved designation as a Certified Healthcare District. As public agencies, California’s Healthcare Districts have well-defined legal obligations for conducting business in a transparent and responsible manner. To be designated as a Certified Healthcare District, a District must Read More »