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Chiriaco Summit in Riverside County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Site of Contractors General Hospital

 
 
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Photographed By Vince Jackson, March 15, 2015
1. Site of Contractors General Hospital Marker
Inscription.  In 1933, Dr. Sidney R. Garfield opened Contractors General Hospital thirteen miles east of here. This facility successfully delivered health care to Colorado River Aqueduct workers through an innovative prepaid insurance plan. Later, in association with industrialist Henry J. Kaiser, Dr. Garfield applied the lessons he first learned at this hospital to create their enduring legacy: Kaiser Permanente, the nation's largest nonprofit prepaid health care program.
 
Erected 1992 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program. (Marker Number 992.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable PlacesScience & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1933.
 
Location. 33° 39.663′ N, 115° 43.305′ W. Marker is in Chiriaco Summit, California, in Riverside County. Marker is on Chiriaco Road, 0.1 miles east of Summit Road, on the left when traveling east. The marker is
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Photographed By Adam Margolis, June 17, 2018
2. Site of Contractors General Hospital Marker
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located in the cactus garden next to the parking lot of General Patton Memorial Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 62510 Chiriaco Rd, Indio CA 92201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Romero Pass (here, next to this marker); Catapults (a few steps from this marker); Scythed Chariots (a few steps from this marker); Cannons (within shouting distance of this marker); 33-barreled Organs (within shouting distance of this marker); The Chiriaco Family (within shouting distance of this marker); Coachella Valley Recipients (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); California-Arizona Maneuver Area (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chiriaco Summit.
 
Also see . . .  Henry John Kaiser (1882 - 1967) - Find A Grave Memorial. (Submitted on January 2, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.)
 
Site of Contractors General Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Vince Jackson, March 15, 2015
3. Site of Contractors General Hospital Marker
Marker has been relocated to the entrance of the George S. Patton Museum at Chiraco Summit, CA.
Site of Contractors General Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Adam Margolis, June 17, 2018
4. Site of Contractors General Hospital Marker
The marker can be seen on the right, behind the trees.
Old marker at old location image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, January 13, 2011
5. Old marker at old location
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Photographed By Drew W, March 1, 2013
6. Old marker location
The marker was missing in 2013, now replaced.
Old marker location image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Adam Margolis, June 17, 2018
7. Old marker location
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 20, 2022. It was originally submitted on December 27, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 837 times since then and 57 times this year. Last updated on July 29, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1. submitted on July 29, 2020.   2. submitted on February 16, 2022, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California.   3. submitted on March 17, 2015, by Vince Jackson of San Clemente, California.   4. submitted on February 16, 2022, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California.   5. submitted on December 28, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   6. submitted on March 3, 2013, by Drew W of Vista, California.   7. submitted on February 16, 2022, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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May. 22, 2022