Hospital nurse manager joins hospital bond oversight group

La Mesa resident Allison Ferguson, a nurse manager at Sharp Grossmont Hospital, joined a volunteer citizens group overseeing the spending of millions of dollars in voter-approved bonds for construction projects at the hospital. Ferguson has agreed to serve on the Independent Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (ICBOC) as a representative of Sharp Grossmont Hospital. Other ICBOC members represent various constituent groups and have experience in project management, large-scale construction operations, finance, labor and healthcare industries.
Ferguson, with 12 years of nursing experience, is a certified surgical medical registered nurse. She currently manages the hospital’s Palliative Care Services Department, which includes a 41-bed medical surgical ward for oncology patients. The native of La Grange, Kent., graduated from the University of Kentucky and worked as a traveling nurse for five years before joining Sharp HealthCare in 2004. She has lived in La Mesa since 2005.
The ICBOC group began meeting in 2006, when voters approved Proposition G, a $247 million bond measure sponsored by the Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD), a taxpayer-supported public agency that serves as landlord of Grossmont Hospital, including ownership of the property and buildings, on behalf of local taxpayers. The ICBOC group is charged with monitoring Prop. G-related construction expenditures by the Grossmont Healthcare District. Bond revenues are projected to fund capital infrastructure improvements at the La Mesa hospital through 2016.