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Sharp HealthCare

Sharp HealthCare

For more than 35 years, Sharp HeathCare has proudly supported YWCA of San Diego County through our annual In the Company of Women benefit luncheon and Tribute to Women & Industry Awards.


About Sharp HeathCare

Sharp HealthCare is a not-for-profit integrated regional health care delivery system based in San Diego, California. The Sharp system includes four acute-care hospitals, three specialty hospitals, two affiliated medical groups, a health plan, and numerous outpatient facilities and programs.

As San Diego’s health care leader, Sharp has an unwavering commitment to excellence and passion for caring. At the forefront of Sharp’s commitment to excellence is The Sharp Experience, a sweeping performance improvement initiative launched in 2001. This initiative has resulted in numerous advances in clinical outcomes, patient safety enhancements and organizational and service improvements.

A recipient of the 2007 Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award, Sharp HealthCare is recognized for clinical excellence in cardiac, cancer, multi-organ transplantation, orthopedics, rehabilitation, behavioral health, women’s health, home health, and hospice services. Sharp’s passion for caring is shared by our 2,600 physicians, 2,100 volunteers and nearly 18,000 employees. Together, this team is working to make Sharp the best place to work, the best place to practice medicine, and the best place to receive care.

To learn more about Sharp, visit Sharp Health News.

Philanthropy in Our Community

In 1944, Thomas E. Sharp lost his son — 22-year-old San Diego pilot Donald N. Sharp — who gave his life for his country on a mission with the B-26 Marauders of the U.S. Army Air Forces. To honor his son, Thomas E. Sharp made a generous donation to fund the first Sharp hospital. It was to be a health care organization designed not for profit, but for people; committed to the care, health and well-being of the San Diego community.

Since that time, Sharp HealthCare has held true to this commitment, providing much-needed services to the underinsured and uninsured. In 2015, Sharp provided more than $289 million in community benefit. But this commitment extends further, thanks to the hundreds of thousands of hours devoted by Sharp team members to programs beyond our medical facilities.

As we look to the years ahead, Sharp will continue to go above and beyond and spend each day providing care and programs that set community standards, exceed community expectations, and honor the sacrifice of Donald N. Sharp.

Past Sharp TWIN Honorees

1980 Nancy Harber
1980 Marjorie Merrill
1981 Geri Roman
1982 Constance Kirk
1983 Sue Maddox
1984 Jan Cetti
1985 Lorraine Moore
1986 Jennifer Vanica
1987 Ann Pumpian
1988 Jan Stichler
1989 Michele McDougal
1990 Judy Fix
1991 Pat Dean
1992 Pamela Wayne
1993 Linda Ollis
1994 Ellen Meier
1995 Marian Furlong
1996 Melissa Cook
1997 Donna Mills
1998 Marcia Hall
1999 Michele Tarbet
2000 Alison Fleury
2001 Elizabeth Curtis
2002 Stacey Hrountas
2003 Diane Gage
2004 Sonia Rhodes
2005 Kathlyn Mead
2006 Sandy Noon
2007 Maryann Cone
2008 Nancy Pratt
2009 Mary Henrikson
2010 Kathi Lencioni
2011 Sandra McCullough
2012 Susan Stone
2013 Pat Nemeth
2014 Mary Elington
2015 Trisha Khaleghi
2016 Janie Kramer