CHL# 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.
Descriptions of each landmark are from the California Office of Historical Preservation website.
Christine’s Note: The plaque has been stolen by vandals. 😦 A replacement plaque was placed in a nearby town, but I’ve added some pics below of the town where the original plaque should have been.