SHARP GROSSMONT HOSPITAL ANNOUNCES THE NAMING OF THE BURR HEART & VASCULAR CENTER

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Hospital’s newest facility named in recognition of Ed and Sandy Burr for their $5 million gift, the largest donation in the hospital’s history

Source:  Sharp Grossmont Hospital

July 30, 2018 (La Mesa) - Sharp Grossmont Hospital announced the name of the Burr Heart & Vascular Center at its ribbon-cutting ceremony and dedication on July 27th. The state-of-the-art facility is named in recognition of La Mesa residents and EDCO owners Ed and Sandy Burr, who donated $5 million dollars toward the facility, which is the largest gift ever made to the hospital.

“We believe in giving back to the community where we have been fortunate to grow our business for many years. EDCO and Sharp Grossmont Hospital have both had a huge presence in East County for decades,” said Ed Burr. “We have grown together and will continue to thrive for many years to come. Sharp Grossmont has been there for us when we needed it, so it is our honor to support a cause that has such an impact on so many of us in East County.”

The Burr Heart & Vascular Center at Sharp Grossmont Hospital is the only dedicated cardiovascular center in East San Diego County. The 60,000 square-foot facility houses four new cardiac catheterization labs and four new operation rooms that will expand capacity and enable surgeons and cardiologists to perform advanced procedures to treat complex heart diseases and conditions.

“The new center will allow us to continue to perform the latest cardiovascular procedures in a new, modern space,” says Scott Evans, CEO of Sharp Grossmont Hospital. “We are excited to offer this leading-edge facility — equipped with advanced surgical and imaging technologies — to San Diego County residents, particularly those living in our nearby East County neighborhoods.”

About Sharp Grossmont Hospital:

Sharp Grossmont Hospital has been serving the East County community for 60 years. It is the largest not-for-profit, full-service, acute-care hospital in San Diego's East County 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, orthopedics, rehabilitation, behavioral health, women's and children's health and hospice care. The hospital offers extensive outpatient services and prevention programs such as home infusion, sleep disorder care, wound care and hyperbaric medicine to support Sharp HealthCare's emphasis on community health and wellness. Sharp Grossmont is a Magnet-designated hospital and committed to providing the highest quality care. To learn more about Sharp Grossmont Hospital, visit www.sharp.com/grossmont or call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277).