Site of Contractor's General Hospital
California State Historic Landmark 992
#992 Site of Contractors General Hospital
In 1933, Dr. Sidney R. Garfield opened Contractors 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.
Nothing remains of this site.
Next to post office, Ragsdale Rd, Desert Center.
Return to other landmarks in Riverside county.
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