New vacancy for Grossmont Healthcare District board

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The former board president of Grossmont Healthcare District resigned June 4 due to personal reasons. With his resignation came a vacancy, but also a feeling of loss within the board of directors.
“In the Jewish faith, there’s a term. It’s called a mensch. It’s a person with the highest integrity and skills and honesty you can bestow on a human being,” said board Secretary Michael Emerson. “Dr. Long was a mensch.”

The former board president of Grossmont Healthcare District resigned June 4 due to personal reasons. With his resignation came a vacancy, but also a feeling of loss within the board of directors.
“In the Jewish faith, there’s a term. It’s called a mensch. It’s a person with the highest integrity and skills and honesty you can bestow on a human being,” said board Secretary Michael Emerson. “Dr. Long was a mensch.”
With the vacancy comes the need to fill the empty seat. On June 20, the GHD approved a notice of vacancy for the seat. All interested parties are to send a letter stating their qualifications to the GHD no later than 2 p.m. July 7. Applicants must be registered voters residing in the district’s boundary and be available to serve the remainder of Long’s term which ends Dec. 5. Applicants must also file a Fair Political Practices Act Disclosure form.
According to a press release from the district, Long is a retired neurologist who practiced locally for 40 years, including serving as chief of the medical staff at Grossmont Hospital. Elected to a two-year term on the board in 2008, Long was reelected to a four-year term in November 2010. Long was serving in his second consecutive year as board president.

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