Health

Edgemoor Celebrates its 10-year Anniversary

County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Dianne Jacob presents a proclamation to Edgemoor employees declaring Wednesday, Oct. 23 to be Edgemoor Hospital Day in San Diego County.

There was a lot to celebrate Wednesday as the County of San Diego’s Edgemoor Skilled Nursing Facility turned 10 years old with a gathering of residents, family, employees and dignitaries to mark the occasion.

Edgemoor is a 192-bed community that is home to people having complex medical needs who require specialized care and can not be cared for in other long-term care facilities.

Newsweek magazine recently named Edgemoor the best nursing home in California. It has also received high performing ratings from U.S. News and World Report for the past eight years and routinely earns five out of five stars from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

In 2017, Edgemoor received the Gold Excellence in Quality Award from the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living.

The commitment to quality care and continuous improvement at Edgemoor supports Live Well San Diego, the County’s vision to improve the health and safety of residents.

In honor of the 10th anniversary, residents and some of their family members shared their stories about Edgemoor and the care they receive.

After being discouraged with other 24/7 care facilities, Michael Jones walked into the Edgemoor Skilled Nursing Facility and was immediately impressed by the atmosphere and the staff.

In 1999, Bill Johnston’s wife Ramona was diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease, a genetic brain disorder, a disease that progressively destroys a person’s physical and mental abilities.

Jesus Montoya has made painting and school an integral part of his life at the Edgemoor Skilled Nursing Facility. This is his story.

Tom Christensen is a communications specialist with the County of San Diego Communications Office. Contact