Sharp HealthCare Foundation

A Message from the Foundations of Sharp HealthCare

 

Dear Friends and Supporters,

I hope that you are safe and well. Our partnership with the community could not be more important. As Sharp HealthCare is a component of the federal critical infrastructure sector, all our hospitals and clinics are operational and our employees are at work serving the San Diego community. 

I encourage you to stay connected and informed. Please visit our Coronavirus Update site frequently for more information; as well as the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency Coronavirus Disease 2019 site for information on the county’s response to COVID-19.

Sharp HealthCare created the Highly Infectious Disease (HID) Committee during the 2014 EBOLA outbreak to ensure Sharp’s readiness to care for any potential patients who presented to our health system. The committee is now addressing COVID-19 epidemic and is comprised of a team of experts from throughout the health care system. Members of the Sharp HID Committee are in constant contact with local, state and national health officials and are continually monitoring information and guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help inform Sharp’s response to COVID-19.

We know these are challenging times for our community and nation, and we are thankful for the dedication of Sharp team members to continue delivering the very best care to our patients, supporting their families and being there for each other in the face of adversity.

We are also extremely gratified at the offers of support and assistance for Sharp and our caregiver teams.

You can help. Our Sharp Foundations, in coordination with the Sharp Highly Infectious Disease Committee, are providing funding to Sharp departments and entities for medical equipment and supplies, including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), ventilators, tents, as well as training and other professional resources to support the direct care of both COVID-19 patients as well as others in our community.

You can make a gift to our Foundations to support our caregivers here:

Coronado Hospital Foundation
Grossmont Hospital Foundation
Sharp HealthCare Foundation

Sharp Thank You to HealthCare Providers

In addition, you can recognize our outstanding Sharp-affiliated physicians through Doctors’ Day 2020.

In all our giving opportunities, you can provide a personal note of thanks to our caregivers, departments or hospitals, which we will promptly deliver. I know they will be most appreciative of your generosity in this time of need.

I am humbled at both the dedication, skill and courage of my caregiver colleagues in time of crisis; and the generosity of our community partners. We will become better together.

Please contact me directly at bill.littlejohn@sharp.com if we can be of assistance or provide connections to other information or resources.

 

With gratitude,

 

Bill Littlejohn
Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer
The Foundations of Sharp HealthCare

 

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