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During the 1950s, San Diego’s leadership planted the seeds that would blossom into a vibrant city. The city’s population grew more than 30 percent – to over 400,000 – and the community’s health care needed to change with the times.
The Donald N. Sharp Memorial Community Hospital was a visionary, community-wide effort to transform health care in San Diego. From the beginning, this was a health care organization designed not for profit, but for people. And in the decades to come, Sharp Memorial Hospital would deliver many “medical firsts” for the greater good of all San Diegans.
By its second decade, Sharp Memorial Hospital had become a recognized leader in San Diego for cardiac care, rehabilitation and maternity services. It was not enough for Sharp Memorial Hospital to be the area’s newest and most modern hospital, its destiny was to grow with San Diego, becoming the area’s most comprehensive center for health care.
During the 1980s and 1990s, Sharp Memorial Hospital became the single largest provider of acute-care services in San Diego County. A growing reputation for excellence attracted clinicians and staff from around the world as it still does to this day.
As was the case a half-century before, health care in San Diego is again in need of dramatic transformation to assure clinical superiority for the San Diego of tomorrow. Now, on the site where Thomas E. Sharp first pledged a hospital to the memory of his son, is rising one of the most modern, technologically advanced, patient-focused care centers in US.
The new Sharp Memorial Hospital is scheduled for completion in late 2007 and will be the first hospital in San Diego to open since 1993. And true to its history, the new hospital will be the product of its dedicated community, its visionary staff (including its travel nurses!) and its countless financial supporters.
San Diego is often referred to as “America’s finest city.” Taking into account all that this Southern California city has to offer, it is a title San Diego truly has a claim to.
On a relatively small geographical area compared to other California cities, San Diego packs numerous historic and scenic attractions as well as world-class entertainment venues.
The World Famous San Diego Zoo, Sea World Adventure Park, The Historical Gas lamp Quarter, Seaport Village, Knott’s Soak City USA, San Diego Convention Center and Qualcomm Stadium are just some of the attractions that bring millions to San Diego each year.
With near perfect weather year round, superb public transportation system, a modern network of highways and numerous hotels, motels and resorts that fit almost every taste and any budget, San Diego is as close as a city can come to being the perfect travel nurse destination!
Travel Nurse Across America job opportunities abound in San Diego, and pay rates are as spectacular as the scenery!