The modernization will be completed in several phases over the next decade. Additional capital projects include:
- New patient tower at Sharp Memorial Hospital: The centerpiece of the transformation will be a new, seven-story tower for patient care. The tower — which will feature 152 beds in advanced medical and surgical units for Sharp Memorial — will include dining facilities and office and conference space for clinical and specialty programs.
- Expansion of Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns: A six-story addition on the north side of the hospital will add 15 beds for women’s services.
- Creation of a Critical Care Podium: A connecting platform will enhance the delivery of care and provide a more seamless experience across the campus. The podium will integrate all surgical and procedural areas at Sharp Memorial, Sharp Mary Birch and Sharp Memorial Outpatient Pavilion onto the same level. Enhancements will be made to increase safety, streamline operations, and improve the experience for patients, guests and team members.
- Additional features: The physical transformation will allow for expanded pharmacy services, an enhanced dining experience for patients and guests and a new central energy plant.
Through ENVISION, Sharp HealthCare Foundation has committed to raising $100 million in support the expansion of Sharp’s Serra Mesa medical campus and $10 million to further develop clinical centers of excellence.
“At Sharp, we believe a first-class health care system is a vital part of a community,” said Bill Littlejohn, senior vice president and CEO of the Foundations of Sharp HealthCare. “This is perhaps the most sweeping group of initiatives to enhance health care delivery in San Diego’s history.”
Littlejohn added that thus far, $15 million has been raised toward the $100 million ENVISION fundraising goal for the expansion. That total includes a $4 million gift from the Cushman Foundation, of which $3 million is designated for the Emergency and Trauma Center expansion.
"We are deeply grateful for the Cushman family, and their unwavering support ensuring San Diegans receive the best health care," says Dr. Joseph Bellezzo, emergency medicine physician at Sharp Memorial and chair of the Sharp HealthCare Foundation. "Elliott Cushman joined the campaign for the Donald N. Sharp Memorial Community Hospital, which opened in 1955, and his son Stephen has followed in his father's philanthropic footsteps, serving Sharp for five decades. Their acts of service inspire me every day."
To learn more about how you can support the modernization of the Sharp Metropolitan Medical Campus, contact Shawna Fallon.