NO. 992 SITE OF CONTRACTOR'S GENERAL HOSPITAL - In 1933, Dr. Sidney R. Garfield opened Contractor's 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.
Next to post office, Ragsdale Rd, Desert Center
Nothing remains of the hospital that was once here. Even the old state plaque is missing. A new plaque has been placed just east of the George Patton Memorial Museum Parking lot. 62510 Chiriaco Road, Indio, CA 92201 (33.6610944444444, -115.721694444444 )