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Inspired Giving: The Kathy Hattox Story

Kathy and John Hattox
Kathy Hattox donated $1
million to Sharp in honor of her husband, Dr. John Hattox.

For Kathy Hattox, life holds two great passions: her love and admiration for her husband, Dr. John Hattox, and her devotion to giving back to her community.

“I have such respect for John’s contribution to the health of San Diego over many decades,” says Kathy. “His role as a physician-leader began during the earliest days of Sharp, where he was an innovator and chief of anesthesiology.”

In 2007, Kathy gave a $1 million gift in honor of her husband to name the Hattox Surgery Center at the Stephen Birch Healthcare Center at Sharp Memorial Hospital.

“What a perfect legacy for John that this center will benefit the people of San Diego for generations to come.”

Kathy explains her deep belief in philanthropy in simple words: “Sharing one’s good fortune is the right thing to do.”

Learn more about giving opportunities at Sharp Memorial Hospital and how you can help.