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

Site of Contractors General Hospital

 
 
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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.
 
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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By Vince Jackson, March 15, 2015
2. Site of Contractors General Hospital Marker
Marker has been relocated to the entrance of the George S. Patton Museum at Chiraco Summit, CA.
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.)
 
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By Michael Kindig, January 13, 2011
3. Site of Contractors General Hospital Marker (old marker at old location)
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By Drew W, March 1, 2013
4. Site of Contractors General Hospital Marker
The marker was missing in 2013, now replaced.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 27, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 756 times since then. Last updated on July 29, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1. submitted on July 29, 2020.   2. submitted on March 17, 2015, by Vince Jackson of San Clemente, California.   3. submitted on December 28, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   4. submitted on March 3, 2013, by Drew W of Vista, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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