Gloria Chadwick is the current Vice President on the Board of the Grossmont Healthcare District. Elected in 1998, she was the first woman to hold a position on the board in more than 20 years and has been elected as President five times.
She has worked collaboratively with both political parties to bring solutions to problems and create a better environment for the benefit of the community while overseeing the lease agreement of the Grossmont Hospital.
During her time on the Board, she played an instrumental role in directing $50 million back into East County's unmet healthcare needs. She developed and called for significant changes to board policies that ensure taxpayer money is being used efficiently and effectively.
She was President during the development of the Grossmont District Offices, Conference Center site and development of the Dr. William Herrick Medical Library which is open to all East County residents.
Recognizing the need to address deferred maintenance at the hospital, Gloria helped develop the 2006 ballot measure to generate $247 million in bond proceeds for new construction. District residents approved the measure by more than 77 percent.
A strong advocate for transparency and community engagement, Gloria spearheaded the development of Independent Oversight Committee guidelines to include the broader community and hospital users in the District’s spending of project funds.
She also played a leading role in creating the District’s first Co-Generation energy plant, which has slashed nitrogen oxide emissions, dramatically reduced Grossmont Hospital energy usage and now saves taxpayers $180,000 per month.
She developed the first Kid's Healthcare Fair which is now an annual event providing free medical assessments and resources to all children of East County.
She is a Signature Member of Artists for Conservation, an international wildlife and environmental conservation organization limited to 500 worldwide artists representing 27 countries.
A daughter of Navy veterans, Gloria is a second generation San Diegan. She has been a resident of East County since 1964. She retired as a psychiatric nurse from the La Jolla Veterans Administration in 2008 after a 44-year career in the healthcare profession and retains her Active RN license.
Gloria resides in Dehesa Valley with her husband. She has two children and two grandchildren.
Gloria has been a dedicated community volunteer, committing her time over the years to a variety of local causes including:
· Stand Down (event for homeless veterans)
· Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
· 4-H and Future Farmers of America
· El Cajon City Successor Agency Oversight Board
· Olaf Wieghorst Museum Board
· California State Jr. Duck Stamp Program
· Eastern San Diego County Junior Fair
· El Cajon Animal Center for Education & Services
Gloria's Official Statement Concerning the Federal Investigation into Rep. Hunter's Alleged Campaign Finance Violations
Duncan Hunter Jr.’s personal greed, unethical conduct and corruption in office makes him unfit to represent us in Congress. He thinks he’s above the law and doesn’t have to play by the rules. As a registered nurse and 18-year elected director of the Grossmont Healthcare District, I have the character and experience to restore integrity, cure corruption and fight for affordable healthcare when I replace Hunter Jr. in Congress.
I applaud the Office of Congressional Ethics for their unanimous vote to investigate his blatant misuse of campaign contributions and dishonorable conduct while the FBI conducts their criminal investigation of Congressman Hunter. The only cure for corruption is to replace him with with smart, ethical and honest representation.
Gloria Chadwick, RN
Director, Grossmont Healthcare District Board
Entrance to Rep. Duncan Hunter office in El Cajon. Photo by Ken Stone
Newly published in-depth article by the Times of San Diego providing additional details on the Duncan Hunter Jr. federal investigation.
Click HERE to read the story by Ken Stone.
Rep. Duncan Hunter is being investigated by the Department of Justice over whether he improperly used campaign funds for personal use, according to a statement released Thursday by the House Ethics Committee.
Click HERE to read the San Diego Union Tribune article by Morgan Cook.
Gloria Chadwick listens to Rep. Duncan D. Hunter explain what health services veterans should get. Photo by Chris Stone
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Grossmont Healthcare District Trustee Gloria Chadwick, center, announced at a town hall meeting held by Rep. Duncan Hunter Saturday that she will run against the incumbent Congressman. (Nancee E. Lewis / San Diego Union-Tribune)
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