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Sharp Allison deRose Rehabilitation Center

Since its opening more than 50 years ago, the Sharp Rehabilitation Center, located on the Sharp Metropolitan Medical Campus, has helped more than 400 patients each year successfully transition from hospital to home after experiencing spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, strokes, multiple traumas and other debilitating diseases.

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Philanthropy played a key role in transforming Sharp Rehabilitation Center into one of the most modern inpatient rehabilitation centers in the western United States in 2014.

Led by a $1 million gift from Robert and Susan deRose in honor of their daughter and former patient, Allison, and the high-quality care she received there, the Sharp Allison deRose Rehabilitation Center underwent a $7.7 million renovation of its inpatient unit and therapy gardens to create a welcoming, home-like environment for patients and their loved ones—especially important given that the average length of a patient's stay is 18 days.

The project brought eight private patient rooms to the unit, each with a sofa so loved ones are able to visit and stay the night, as well as six additional two-bed patient rooms with in-suite ADA-compliant bathrooms and showers providing increased privacy and accessibility for patients. A patient and family education room and enhancement to the center's therapeutic gardens provide the personalized support, hope and motivation that rehabilitation patients need during such a critical point in their care.

Over the past three years, $605,000 has been distributed by Sharp HealthCare Foundation to support life-changing patient programs and services at the Sharp Allison deRose Rehabilitation Center.