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Inspired Giving: The Randy Lievan Story

Sharp Chula Vista's 5 East Nursing Team
The nursing team on 5 East at Sharp Chula Vista.

On his way home from Detroit, Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center board member Randy Lievan was looking forward to a relaxing San Diego day. Unfortunately, a heart attack caused a detour to Sharp Chula Vista.

Meeting the challenge to be the best place to receive care, the nurses of 5 East went above and beyond to help him feel at home.

“Your nursing staff on 5 East was simply wonderful,” said Lievan. “They not only inquired on a regular basis as to my comfort, but took all the necessary steps to improve it. Like most heart patients, I was scared, and the nurses did everything possible to relieve the stress of the situation.”

Grateful for his treatment, Randy generously donated $20,000 to Sharp HealthCare Foundation in honor of the nurses of 5 East for making the difference in his stay.

“As a board member, I am familiar with patient satisfaction scores taken by organizations like Press Ganey and Sharp’s initiative to be the best place to receive care. After my stay, I can share that Press Ganey is one thing ... but personal experience is another,” said Lievan. “I will be eternally thankful.”

Learn more about how you can honor a caregiver through the Guardian Angel Program and other ways to give.