Grossmont Healthcare District commits up to $4 million in matching funds toward development of new Center for Neurosciences at Sharp Grossmont Hospital

Sharp HealthCare executives Chris Howard, Scott Evans and Grossmont Healthcare District Board President Virginia Hall at Grossmont Hospital Foundation gala in support of Sharp Center for Neurosciences

The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) recently announced it will allocate up to $4 million in matching funds toward the development of the new Sharp Center for Neurosciences at Grossmont Hospital.

The GHD board unanimously approved the expenditure that will be dispersed in $1M increments as the funds are obtained by the Grossmont Hospital Foundation.

The new center will be created by remodeling and expanding the existing rehabilitation center into a multi-department facility which will treat inpatient and outpatient populations suffering from stroke or other brain and spinal conditions.

Once complete, the Center for Neurosciences will provide a total of 50 licensed beds. The new facility will create a full continuum of care for patients requiring these highly specialized services, featuring an inpatient progressive care unit, an inpatient rehabilitation unit, and a new 16-bed neuro-intensive care unit. The design will also include physical therapy and occupational therapy gymnasium areas.

In 2019, the Board of Directors committed a $4M grant toward Sharp Grossmont Hospital achieving designation as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, elevating care to a higher level for patients who require intensive care and specialized techniques that aren’t always available at most primary stroke centers. The investment served as a first step in supporting development of a center dedicated to brain and spine care at the district hospital. 

“Our vision is to create a single center of excellence where patients will be treated from start to finish— in one location — with experts dedicated to neurosurgical, neurological, and complex spine care, as well as movement disorders. At this time, a center of this magnitude does not exist in San Diego, and we are thrilled to be the first.” said Scott Evans, Sharp Grossmont Hospital CEO.

The total cost of the Sharp Center for Neurosciences is $58.2 million. Construction is expected to start in the Fall of 2022, with completion taking place in Spring 2024.

“We are proud to support our community hospital in their building a Center for Neurosciences to serve East San Diego County residents with the highest quality brain and spine care in the region,” said GHD Board President Virginia Hall, RN. “These investments will create a full continuum of care for patients requiring these specialized services.”

About Grossmont Healthcare District
The Grossmont Healthcare District is a public agency that supports various health-related community programs and services in the East Region. Formed in 1952 to build and operate Grossmont Hospital, GHD now leases operations to Sharp HealthCare via a public-private partnership and continues to own the hospital on behalf of local taxpayers. The District is governed by a five-member board of directors, each elected to four-year terms, who represent more than 500,000 people residing within the District’s 750 square miles in San Diego’s East County. For more information about GHD, visit www.grossmonthealthcare.org.

About Sharp Grossmont Hospital

Sharp Grossmont Hospital has been serving the East San Diego County community for 65 years. It is the largest not-for-profit, full-service acute care hospital in the East County region with 542 beds and is part of Sharp HealthCare. The hospital is known for its clinical excellence in emergency and critical care, cardiac and cancer care, surgery, stroke care, neurosciences, orthopedics, rehabilitation, behavioral health, women’s and newborn’s health and hospice care. The hospital offers extensive outpatient services and prevention programs such as home infusion, sleep disorder care, pulmonary medicine, wound care, and hyperbaric medicine to support Sharp HealthCare’s emphasis on community health and wellness.

Sharp Grossmont Hospital is recognized nationally and internationally for many honors, including as a MAGNET®-designated hospital for patient care and nursing practices; Gold Certification for Excellent in Person-Centered Care by Planetree International; and is a Gold Standard Level 1 “Accredited Senior-Friendly Emergency Department” by the American College of Emergency Physicians. To learn more visit sharp.com.

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