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With a history of growing with the thriving South Bay community, Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center has evolved from a small, rural hospital on F Street into a next-generation medical center, leading the way in advanced medicine. Today, Sharp Chula Vista is a 449-bed hospital with the largest array of health care services in the region.
In January 2020, Sharp Chula Vista opened its doors to the biggest expansion for the hospital in more than 40 years, unveiling a state-of-the-art, seven-story hospital tower. Named the Ocean View Tower, the addition comprised of 96 private patient rooms, ten intensive care suites, six state-of-the-art operating rooms—including the only hybrid Operating Room and Cath Lab in the region—and a rooftop café with healthy dining options for patients, guests, team members, and the community.
We know our work is not done. We are committed to continuing to bring the best of what health care has to offer to our South Bay community—always including innovation and humanity to the care we provide.
When Ocean View Tower was built, we included an extra floor to allow for future growth and expansion. Today, the sixth floor of the hospital is an empty shell, ready to be transformed into an innovative and leading-edge unit.
Just two months after the opening of Ocean View Tower, we cared for our first patient fighting COVID-19. It was a foreshadowing of what was to come. Throughout the pandemic, Sharp Chula Vista has been disproportionately impacted as we have cared for more COVID-19 patients than any other hospital in San Diego County.
The pandemic has provided a unique lens to anticipate and plan for the health care needs of the future. Today, an interdisciplinary team composed of physicians, infectious disease experts, facilities management and executive leadership is planning an innovative and adaptive space that will allow Sharp Chula Vista to be better prepared for future infectious disease outbreaks. We will build out the sixth floor with 32 rooms, all easily adaptable to isolation needs, in a unit specifically designed with pandemic care in mind. This flex space will allow our caregivers to quickly adapt to ever-evolving medical developments and respond to the needs of the moment in ways that best serve our patients and their loved ones.
At Sharp Chula Vista, we take pride in our goal to treat the whole person, not just the diagnosis. Within our Integrative Therapies program, health care practitioners and volunteers offer complementary therapies to enhance the healing process. This holistic, personalized approach to care has a multitude of benefits, adding a new dimension to patients’ recovery and well-being.
We are passionate about growing the program to sustain our ability to provide Healing Touch, Reiki, aromatherapy, pet therapy, music therapy, and art therapy to our patients and care team for years to come.
Through ENVISION, Sharp HealthCare Foundation is committed to raising $25 million to support capital and programmatic enhancements at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center.
With the help of philanthropic partners, we will continue working to provide next-generation care for our community, going above and beyond what patients expect and creating the health care experience they deserve.
In January 2020, Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center opened its doors to celebrate the new Ocean View Tower, marking a new era in health care for the South Bay of San Diego.
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