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.
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.
In 2015, $417,868 was distributed by Sharp HealthCare Foundation to support life-changing patient programs and comforting renovations at the Sharp Allison deRose Rehabilitation Center.
You can support programs and leave your mark on the Sharp Allison deRose Rehabilitation Center through the Leaf Your Legacy campaign. With your gift of $1,000 or more, you will have the opportunity to share a personal message of hope, love or remembrance on one of 200 leaves engraved and displayed on a commemorative tree in the outdoor gardens.
Other philanthropic opportunities to name select areas and patient rooms and make a meaningful difference in the lives of patients for decades to come are also available. If you are interested in making a philanthropic investment in the health of our community through this project, contact Shawna Fallon, Senior Director of Development, Sharp HealthCare Foundation at 858-499-4821 or firstname.lastname@example.org.