Jerry Kaufman, PTMA
Jerry Kaufman began his health care career as an EKG Technician in 1963 at Beverly Hospital in Montebello, California. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology from California State University at Los Angeles, and a master’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Southern California.
For the past 40 years, Jerry has been involved in most aspects of his profession. He has provided care at the acute hospital level, for skilled nursing facilities, in home health, in private practice and in clinical settings.
He has worked in physical therapy education at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, and lectured Medical Residents at Northwestern University. He has worked at the corporate level with American Medical International (AMI) as a regional coordinator of rehabilitation services, for ReadiCare as a corporate consultant, and for National Medical Enterprises (NME) as a contracting consultant.
Jerry served on the Escondido City Council for two years, and has served the Escondido Chamber of Commerce as Board Chairman and as chairman of various committees. He is a member (and Past President) of the Escondido Rotary Club, Boys and Girls Club of Inland North County, and has served as a member of the Palomar Health Foundation Board. He was appointed to the Palomar Health Board of Directors in 2008 and elected in 2010.
Jerry plays the saxophone is currently a member of the Emmanuel Faith Community church Orchestra.
Since 1989, he has been director and manager of what is now Graybill Physical Therapy. Jerry continues to provide physical therapy services, and enjoys the contact with patients and staff at the Graybill Medical Clinic.