Grossmont Healthcare District CEO Barry Jantz (left) attended 7:30 a.m. Friday meetings of the district governing board for many years. Photo by Ken Stone

The Grossmont Healthcare District announced Friday that Chief Executive Officer Barry Jantz will retire on March 31, 2021, and initiated an executive search for a new CEO.

Jantz, a former La Mesa City Council member, was appointed CEO in 2004 after serving as a community relations consultant, managing the district’s annual grants program.

In his years as CEO of the La Mesa-based district, Sharp Grossmont Hospital completed more than $260 million in Proposition G improvements as well as leading a successful 2014 ballot measure to continue the lease of the hospital to Sharp HealthCare until 2051.

“Seeing the $265 million in Prop G improvements completed at Sharp Grossmont Hospital was among my personal and professional highlights, as it finalized about 14 years of intense work that will remain a lasting benefit to the community,” said Jantz, 61.

The Grossmont Health District board is currently finalizing the executive search process.

“We very much appreciate Barry’s leadership in maintaining the integrity of the public-private partnership between GHD and Sharp HealthCare to operate Sharp Grossmont Hospital,” said Randy Lenac, district board president. “As a result of facility improvements financed through Prop G, for years to come, our public hospital is positioned to respond effectively in the rapidly changing healthcare environment.”

– City News Service

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