Sharp Grossmont Hospital honors employees, appoints chief nursing officer

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.

by Rick Griffin

Sharp Grossmont Hospital recently held an employee celebration featuring the announcement of Donna Flynt, manager of innovation, as leader of the year and Nicki Horanzy, physician educator specialist, as employee of the year. Flynt was instrumental in implementing a new clinical nurse specialist outcomes model that saves time and costs for the hospital. Horanzy was recognized for her efforts in ongoing physician education and training, as well as physician support and coverage.
In addition, Sharp announced the appointment of Dale Beatty as chief nursing officer (CNO) and vice president, patient care services. Beatty, with more than 12 years of experience as a CNO, will oversee the hospital’s clinical nursing departments. He previously worked at Northwest Community Healthcare, a 496-bed hospital in Arlington Heights, Ill., in the Chicago area.