Susan and Scott McMillin
The Corky McMillin Companies’ chairman of the board supports Sharp HospiceCare’s campaign to build its first specially designed hospice home in the South Bay region.
LA MESA, Calif. — Scott McMillin, chairman of the board of The Corky McMillin Companies, and his wife, Susan, announced their donation of $250,000 to Sharp HospiceCare toward its Homes for Hospice campaign, an initiative to build hospice homes in San Diego. They made the official announcement at a private campaign kick-off event at their Coronado home.
“We are truly grateful for the McMillin family and the kindness they have expressed through this generous gift,” said Suzi K. Johnson, vice president of Sharp HospiceCare. “With the McMillins’ support, our vision to deliver compassionate end-of-life care to families in the South Bay becomes a reality as we establish the region as the site for our third hospice home in the San Diego.”
Sharp HospiceCare’s hospice home program is the only one of its kind in San Diego County. Its first home was established in 2001 with the opening of LakeView in La Mesa. In 2009, Sharp HospiceCare announced the opening of its second hospice home — ParkView — in Del Cerro. These specially designed homes, located within residential neighborhoods, offer patients around-the-clock care in an intimate setting. The homes feature private rooms for residents, a nursing station staffed 24-hours a day and spacious living areas and an outdoor garden for visiting family members and friends.
"My wife and I recently went though Sharp HospiceCare’s program with a loved one at LakeView home in La Mesa,” said McMillin. “This experience left us with a sense of comfort and well being, and a strong desire to bring this service to the South Bay community."
The hospice homes are made possible through contributions to Grossmont Hospital Foundation by donors, including grateful hospice patients and their families; community leaders; and Sharp HealthCare employees and affiliated physicians.
Sharp HospiceCare’s Benefit Regatta, held annually in the San Diego Bay, directly supports the Homes for Hospice campaign. This year’s event takes place Aug. 26 and 27 with proceeds benefiting operational and capital expenses for the homes. For more information, visit Sharp HospiceCare.