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.

Designation:
• State Historical Site (992)
Visited: 10/16/2016
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