On behalf of our Foundations’ Boards of Directors and the Sharp HealthCare Leadership Team; I want to thank you for your partnership with Sharp through philanthropy. Your generosity enables Sharp to continue to serve the community, most notably in times of crisis.

At Sharp HealthCare, the safety and well-being of our patients and staff are our top priority. Sharp's Infectious Disease team is monitoring COVID-19 daily, and is in close contact with local and state health officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to remain vigilant against the virus.

In this ever-changing climate, we are mindful that you are concerned and looking for answers. We encourage you to visit our Coronavirus Update site frequently for more information. We want to assure you that all appropriate infection prevention measures have been implemented to prevent exposure to other patients and medical staff. Please know that it is safe to come to any Sharp facility for your medical needs.

In addition, Sharp is working closely with the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency to coordinate response to the Coronavirus. Please visit the County’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 site for more information.

With significant restrictions on gatherings in the coming weeks, the Coronado Hospital Foundation Gala scheduled for May 9 has been postponed. Date to be determined.

Please know that if you were planning on attending a Foundation-related event, we can apply your contribution to the new date; refund your contribution; or you may convert your event contribution to an outright donation. Please contact our Foundations:

Coronado Hospital Foundation: 619-522-3703

We continue with our philanthropy activities, including the opportunity to recognize our outstanding Sharp-affiliated physicians throughDoctors’ Day 2020.

Our health care system is indeed a community partnership. Vision and generosity at its core; and confidence in our future as we face crisis. Just last week we dedicated the Terrence and Barbara Caster Institute for Nursing Excellence. Philanthropy which has provided scholarships for advanced clinical education for those who care for others, including those with infectious disease.

Our hospitals were established through community partnership and philanthropy, where the doors have not been closed in more than seven decades since their opening.

Skilled and experienced physicians supported by research and training funded by community partners.

People and institutions will guide us through this crisis, again with the support and inspiration of a generous community. It is an honor to be the steward of such a powerful legacy.

With appreciation

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