Grossmont Healthcare District solicits nominations to honor East County volunteers for 2012 Healthcare Hero awards

June 17, 2024 – Our town took a magical trip down memory lane today. The Model T Ford Club of America rolled into town for their 2024 National Tour. 

Dozens of these magnificent Model T’s lined our streets. It felt like stepping back in time.

The visitors took a stroll through our town’s rich history, from the old Lakeside Inn, the Auto Speedway route, made famous by racing legend Barney Oldfield, to our charming historic buildings and homes.

The Lakeside Historical Society opened their doors, welcoming everyone to explore the chapel, museum, Gift Shop, and the Speedway monument. It was a little slice of the past brought back to life.

Their visit was short, but the memories will last a lifetime. A huge thank you to the Model T Ford Club of America for stopping by and making the day in our hometown so special.

The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) is seeking nominations for its 2012 Healthcare Hero Awards, which is GHD’s annual awards program that honors East County residents whose volunteer efforts help advance the delivery of quality healthcare in the East County region. Nomination forms are available at www.grossmonthealthcare.org. Deadline for submission of entries is 3 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at the GHD offices, 9001 Wakarusa St., in La Mesa.

Nominees for a 2012 Healthcare Hero Award can include front-line volunteer caregivers, including volunteers at community clinics, junior volunteers, auxiliary members, healthcare educators and pastoral care providers, as well as members of service clubs, community groups and advocacy or policy organizations. Nominees also can include first-responders and other healthcare professionals who volunteer their time beyond their regular scope of job responsibilities, according to Debbie McElravy, GHD 2012 board president. For more information about the 2012 Healthcare Hero Awards, phone the GHD offices at (619) 825-5050. GHD will present its sixth annual Healthcare Hero Awards at a luncheon to be held on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at Sycuan Resort in El Cajon.