Sharp grossmont hospital breaks ground on new center

Momentum is building for a bold vision to transform health care in San Diego. Recently, Sharp HealthCare announced a major $100 million fundraising milestone for the health system’s legacy philanthropic effort – ENVISION: The Campaign for Sharp HealthCare.

Gifts from thousands of donors across San Diego are propelling Sharp HealthCare closer to its $250 million campaign goal. These are some of the current projects underway.

  • The Sharp Prebys Innovation and Education Center will open in 2023. Named in recognition of a $5 million challenge grant from The Conrad Prebys Foundation, this extraordinary new facility will be a hub for all Sharp innovation, furthering the health system’s vision to be the best place to work, practice medicine and receive care.
  • Development of the John M. Sachs Family Center for Generational Health is in progress. This special facility, made possible through a transformational gift by longtime Sharp benefactor Carole Sachs, will support not only the expanded Cushman Emergency and Trauma Center at Sharp Memorial Hospital, but also provide significant funding for the hospital to become one of the nation’s leading centers for geriatric patient care.
  • Sharp HealthCare Foundation was awarded $900,000 from The Conrad Prebys Foundation in support of the Neonatal Research Institute (NRI) at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns. The NRI, under the direction of Dr. Anup Katheria, is one of the nation’s premiere institutes for improving the health of newborns through leading-edge treatments.
  • In August, Sharp broke ground on the Sharp Grossmont Hospital Neurosciences Center. The state-of-the-art facility will be San Diego’s first comprehensive treatment center for patients needing advanced neurosurgical, neurological and spine care. Thanks to a matching grant of $4 million from the Grossmont Healthcare District, all donations made to this project will be doubled, up to $4 million. The center will begin to serve all San Diegans in 2024.
  • In early 2023, the newly modernized Behavioral Health Intensive Care Unit at Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital will reopen to those suffering from the most acute mental illnesses. This vital facility enhancement was made possible by a $500,000 matching grant from the David C. Copley Foundation and the subsequent generosity of a $1 million gift by Darlene Marcos Shiley and The Shiley Foundation. The Shiley Intensive Care Unit at Sharp Mesa Vista will provide world-class mental health care to our community for years to come.
  • Construction has begun on Sharp’s fourth hospice home – the Moore MountainView Hospice Home in Poway, named for a $1 million gift from Lori Moore, RN, and the Cushman Foundation.
  • This summer, Sharp Coronado Hospital marked the first milestone in its Campaign for Emergency and Intensive Care. Donors gathered for a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the opening of the Sherrie and Ron Auen Intensive Care Unit.
  • Thanks to a generous $1 million gift, Sharp HealthCare Foundation has established the Del Corazon First-Generation Fund at the Terrence and Barbara Caster Institute for Nursing Excellence. This extraordinary generosity will enable the Caster Institute to provide scholarships to first-generation college nursing students.

Sharp is truly envisioning the future of health care, thanks to the generosity of the San Diego community. To learn more about ENVISION or to schedule an educational briefing, visit sharp.com/envision.

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Esteban Villanueva