Baldrige Fact Sheet
Get facts about Sharp HealthCare at a glance.Sharp HealthCare is a not-for-profit integrated regional health care delivery system based in San Diego, Calif.
The Sharp network of health care facilities and services includes:
- Four acute-care hospitals:
-Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center – 343 beds
-Sharp Coronado Hospital – 204 beds
-Sharp Grossmont Hospital – 536 beds
-Sharp Memorial Hospital – 368 beds
- Three specialty hospitals:
-Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns – 169 beds, including 61 NICU beds
-Sharp McDonald Center – 16 chemical-dependency treatment beds
-Sharp Mesa Vista – 149 psychiatric beds
- Sharp HealthCare operates 3 skilled nursing facilities, 12 medical clinics and 5 urgent care centers.
- Sharp HealthCare is the region’s largest provider of combined outpatient and inpatient mental health services.
In 2001, Sharp HealthCare launched The Sharp Experience, a performance-improvement initiative designed to transform the health care experience and make Sharp the best place to work, the best place to practice medicine and the best place to receive care. Among the many key outcomes of this initiative are employee turnover rates well below the industry average, physician satisfaction consistently in the top decile nationwide and significantly improved patient satisfaction across the entire Sharp system.
Sharp HealthCare provides a wide range of health care services to more than 27 percent of the San Diego market.
Sharp HealthCare has nearly 15,000 employees and more than 2,100 volunteers and employs more nurses and physicians than any other health care system in San Diego. Sharp has approximately 2,600 physicians on medical staffs, of which more than 1,000 are in medical groups.
The workforce at Sharp HealthCare reflects the diversity of the San Diego community. Census data shows that, at 49 percent, the number of employees who signify themselves as members of an ethnic minority equals that of San Diego County. Moreover, Sharp’s employee base is 80 percent women, compared to a county population of 50 percent.
Sharp HealthCare was ranked by Modern Healthcare magazine as one of the best places to work in health care in its "100 Best Places to Work" for 2008. Sharp was also named the best integrated health care network in California for 2008, the 10th year running that Sharp has placed among the top in this state survey.
For the 12th consecutive year, Sharp HealthCare was ranked among the top 100 integrated health care networks in the nation in an annual survey conducted by SDI, a leading health care data analyst. Sharp was ranked No. 6 in the nation and No. 1 in California in 2010.
In 2006, Sharp HealthCare was named a Gold-level recipient in the California Awards for Performance Excellence, the state-level affiliate of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
InformationWeek selected Sharp HealthCare as one of the nation’s 250 most innovative users of information technology for its 2007 InformationWeek 500 list. Sharp earned the rank of number 129 overall and was the only California-based health care provider represented in the top half of the 500-member list.
IDG's Computerworld named Sharp HealthCare as third overall in its list of top workplaces for information technology (IT) professionals in its 14th annual “100 Best Places to Work” IT survey published in June 2007.
Sharp Rees-Stealy was ranked among the top 20 percent statewide for overall performance on health care measures, including preventive care and chronic care management, patient satisfaction and information technology to support safer care, by the Integrated Healthcare Association.
Sharp Rees-Stealy received the honor as California’s top performing physician group in Blue Cross of California’s 2006 HMO Quality Scorecard program.
San Diego’s first open-heart surgery was performed at Sharp Memorial Hospital in 1958. Sharp continues to be a pioneer in cardiac care. We currently serve as a national test site for new cardiac technology.
Sharp hospitals discharge more seniors in minority populations than any other competitor in San Diego County. Sharp also provides three dedicated senior health centers — the only such centers in San Diego.
Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women delivers more babies than any other private hospital in California. In 2007, Sharp hospitals brought 15,678 babies into the world; more than any other health care system in the county.
Sharp HealthCare provides care for more than 3,000 newly diagnosed cancer patients each year in San Diego County. We have the most advanced, state-of-the-art radiation therapy equipment in the county.
Sharp Home Care is San Diego’s largest home care provider.
Sharp HealthCare has more emergency room visits than any other San Diego County provider.
Sharp HealthCare provides the most comprehensive continuum of rehabilitation services in San Diego at six convenient locations.
Sharp HospiceCare enhances the quality of life for more than 1,800 patients and families annually.
Sharp HealthCare provided more than $175 million in uncompensated or undercompensated care to medically indigent and underinsured patients in fiscal year 2006. Serving those in need is a cornerstone of the Sharp mission.
Three foundations raise charitable contributions to support the Sharp mission: Sharp HealthCare Foundation, Grossmont Hospital Foundation and Coronado Hospital Foundation. About 2,500 employees contribute annually to our foundations. The three foundations contributed a grand total of $13.8 million to Sharp HealthCare in fiscal year 2006.
Sharp HealthCare is a not-for-profit health care system. Revenues go directly into technology, services and facilities that serve our patients. Nothing is paid to stockholders or out-of-state interests.
Sharp is an integrated health care system that provides an efficient and seamless continuum of medical services — inpatient hospital care, outpatient services, home health, hospice care and insurance.