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CHL No. 992 Contractor's General Hospital - Riverside


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
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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 )

CHL #992 - Contractor's General Hospital-State Plaque Missing