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Sharp Prebys Innovation and Education Center
SHARP HEALTHCARE ENVISIONS THE FUTURE
Over the next decade, Sharp is investing $2 billion in the future of health care in San Diego. Advanced technology, innovation, and new facilities are underway, with the intent to attract the best and brightest clinicians. The Foundations of Sharp HealthCare are projecting a philanthropic investment of $250 million through a comprehensive system-wide community campaign – ENVISION.
ENVISION: The Campaign for Sharp HealthCare is framed by four Aspirations of Excellence: to provide clinical and technical innovation; enhance knowledge and learning; create an extraordinary patient experience; and deliver this world-class care to every community.
ENVISION recently crossed the $110 million milestone; gifts from more than 11,400 individuals and community organizations are propelling Sharp closer to its campaign goal and bold vision to transform health care across San Diego.
CREATING A HUB FOR THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM OF TOMORROW
For decades, Sharp HealthCare has served the people of San Diego from a wide array of facilities located throughout the county, while the organization’s corporate office has existed for more than the last 25 years at Spectrum, a 190,000-square foot, former aeronautical defense building in Kearny Mesa. With a growing workforce, increased demand for virtual and in-person education and training, astounding technological advancements, and the opportunity for expanded community engagement, Sharp leadership in 2020 approved the development of a new, state-of-the-art multi-purpose center benefitting San Diego’s leading health care provider.
The result is the Sharp Prebys Innovation and Education Center (SPIEC) – a community landmark thoughtfully designed to put people and patients first by promoting research, training, workforce development, innovation, education, and technology at Sharp HealthCare.
Made possible with building partners McCarthy and Hanna Gabriel Wells and the generosity of the San Diego community, the SPIEC consists of a 68,000 square-foot, four-story addition to the Spectrum campus and a new 665-space parking structure.
The SPIEC was launched with a landmark challenge grant of $5 million from The Conrad Prebys Foundation. Nearly $11 million of the goal of $20 million has been raised, meeting the Prebys $5 million challenge. The balance of the $75 million cost of the SPIEC and new parking structure is being funded through operating income and borrowing.