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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 Michael Kindig, January 13, 2011
1. Site of Contractors General Hospital Marker
Inscription. In 1933, Dr. Sidney R. Garfield opened Contractors 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.
 
Erected 1992 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program. (Marker Number 992.)
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 33° 39.663′ N, 115° 43.305′ W. Marker was in Chiriaco Summit, California, in Riverside County. Marker could be reached from Chiriaco Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located in cactus garden next to entrance of General Patton Memorial Museum. Marker was at or near this postal address: 62-510 Chiriaco Rd,, Desert Center CA 92239, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Romero Pass (here, next to this marker); Catapults (a few steps from this marker); Scythed Chariots
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By Michael Kindig, January 13, 2011
2. Site of Contractors General Hospital Marker
(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.)
 
Categories. Notable PlacesScience & Medicine
 
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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.
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By Drew W, March 1, 2013
4. Site of Contractors General Hospital Marker
Marker is now missing
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 27, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 661 times since then and 45 times this year. Last updated on March 22, 2015, by Vince Jackson of San Clemente, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 28, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   3. submitted on March 17, 2015, by Vince Jackson of San Clemente, California.   4. submitted on March 3, 2013, by Drew W of Vista, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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