SITE OF CONTRACTOR'S GENERAL HOSPITAL

Historical Landmark

Description:
In 1933, Dr. Sidney R. Garfield opened Contractor's General Hospital six miles west of here. His modest facility successfully delivered health care to Colorado River Aqueduct workers through a prepaid insurance plan. Later, in association with industrialist Henry J. Kaiser, Dr. Garfield applied the lessons he first learned at the hospital to create his enduring legacy: Kaiser Permanente, the nation's largest nonprofit prepaid health care program.


Registration Date: 8/17/1990

Location:
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County: Riverside

Directions:
Next to post office, Ragsdale Rd, Desert Center


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