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Placer County To Posthumously Honor Health Care Professional

September 21, 2010

The Placer County Board of Supervisors is honoring Dr. Gordon E. Seck posthumously with a monument dedicated to his life’s work in the medical profession.

Dr. Gordon Seck
Dr. Gordon Seck
For more than 30 years Dr. Seck served the people of Placer County as Chief of Staff for Placer County Hospital, Director of Health and Medical Services, Physician and Surgeon for Placer County Hospital, Public Health Officer, Director of Mental Health and Director of the Placer County Medical Clinic.

“Dr. Seck’s work has greatly benefited the people of Placer County for over the past five decades and shall continue to do so in the future,” stated District 3 Supervisor Jim Holmes.

“His legacy includes the Placer County Medical Clinic, which he established and which continues in his spirit of providing a treatment center for all of the people of Placer County who are in need of medical attention and lack the ability or the resources to receive that vitally needed care. It is fitting that this monument shall be placed at the entrance of the Placer County Medical Clinic.”

On July 27, 2010, the Placer County Board of Supervisors adopted a Resolution which recognizes Dr. Seck’s 50 years as a practicing physician, and which confers tribute upon his tireless dedication to patients, and to the practice of medicine.

The public is invited to the dedication ceremony, which will be held on Friday, October 1, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the Placer County Medical Clinic Building located on 11584 B Street, at the Placer County Government Center in Auburn (DeWitt).

After finishing his tour of duty as a First Lieutenant in the United States Army, Dr. Seck completed medical school in 1959 at George Washington University in Washington, D. C., and then continued with his medical internship at San Joaquin General Hospital, located in the Town of French Camp, near Stockton. In 1960, Dr. Seck moved to Auburn and became a physician for Placer County Hospital. He was then elevated to Chief of Staff in 1963 and served in that capacity until 1975, when Placer County Hospital was closed.

The California Medical Association presented Dr. Seck with the 1997 “Rural Doctor of the Year” award.

Dr. Seck also served as a member of the Auburn Volunteer Fire Department, the Placer-Nevada County Medical Society, the Medical Staff of Auburn Faith Hospital, the Placer County Fish and Game Commission and as a family physician in private practice in Auburn.

Dr. Seck died on November 27, 2009 at the age of 79 of cancer.