Grossmont Healthcare District Prop G Background and Description
Grossmont Healthcare District, a public agency formed in 1952 to build and operate Grossmont Hospital, serves as landlord of the hospital on behalf of local taxpayers, including ownership of the property and buildings. In 1991, the District leased the hospital's operations to Sharp Healthcare under a 30-year lease that runs through the year 2021. The five-member GHD board of directors, each elected to four-year terms, represents nearly 500,000 people who live within the District's 750 square miles in San Diego's East County.
On June 6, 2006, the voters of the District passed Proposition G (Prop G) authorizing the District to issue up to $247 million in general obligation bonds, approximately $225 million of which are to be used at Grossmont Hospital for the completion of the Emergency and Critical Care Center; Central Power Plant Expansion to support increased bed and operating room capacity; East Tower Infrastructure and Renovation; construction of a new Surgical Link Building linking the Women’s Center and Main Hospital; Operating/Interventional Room and Surgical Support Expansion; Pharmacy and Laboratory Relocation. Prop G also provides for the construction of a Health Occupations Training Center, not part of the on-campus hospital improvements, at a site to be determined.
Sharp HealthCare, dba as Grossmont Hospital Corporation, will be largely responsible for the execution of the projects, under the purview and authority of the District. The District is using Prop G funds to pay for Sharp HealthCare Program Agent Services.