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An open letter to the San Diego community

The Foundations of Sharp HealthCare announced a $250 million fundraising campaign.

Seventy-five years ago, a group of individuals came together to plan the first new hospital in San Diego in a generation.  The San Diego Hospital Association would persevere for more than eight years to the crowning achievement of the dedication of the Donald N. Sharp Memorial Community Hospital in 1955.

Beginning in the early 1980s and over the next two decades, the San Diego Hospital Association – Sharp HealthCare – experienced unprecedented growth, ultimately becoming San Diego’s largest and most comprehensive health care provider; and today touching the lives of more than 1 million individuals each year.

Now, Sharp HealthCare is strengthening its commitment to the community. The Foundations of Sharp HealthCare (Coronado Hospital Foundation; Grossmont Hospital Foundation; Sharp HealthCare Foundation) have launched ENVISION – a $250 million fundraising campaign in support of Sharp’s $2 billion, decade-long investment in San Diego’s health care future. 

The ENVISION campaign includes more than a dozen initiatives, including the Prebys Innovation and Education Center, modernization of Sharp Memorial Hospital and Sharp’s Kearny Mesa medical campus, continued growth of Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, enhancements to mental health services at Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital and expanded emergency and intensive care services at Sharp Coronado Hospital.

The campaign will also support the creation of the Sharp Grossmont Hospital Neurosciences Center, the Moore MountainView Hospice Home in Poway, expansion of the Sharp Rees-Stealy clinic network and growth of the Terrence and Barbara Caster Institute for Nursing Excellence, which provides nursing scholarships and training.

"At Sharp, we are guided by a relentless devotion to doing what’s best for our community and our patients every time. We are excited to embark on this inspiring initiative that further drives our commitment to The Sharp Experience — delivering the advanced technology, medical expertise and modern health care centers that will serve San Diego for generations to come."

Chris Howard

President and CEO

Sharp HealthCare

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May 26, 2022, saw the launch of ENVISION with the groundbreaking for the Cushman Emergency and Trauma Center at Sharp Memorial Hospital.  More than $88 million has been raised toward the $250 million goal.

We are humbled by the extraordinary support for ENVISION from across the Sharp HealthCare family and the community and hope you will join us as we continue our mission to improve the health of the community with a commitment to excellence in all that we do.  Begin your ENVISION journey and explore our initiatives.

With appreciation,

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Joe Bellezzo, MD

Board of Directors
Sharp HealthCare Foundation
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Howard Levenson

Grossmont Hospital Foundation
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Sydney Stanley

Coronado Hospital Foundation
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Gil Cabrera

Chair, Sharp HealthCare
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Chris Howard

President and CEO


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