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Sharp HealthCare Overview

San Diego, CA
10000+ employees
Nonprofit Organization
Health Care Services & Hospitals
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
As San Diego’s health care leader, we’ve set the community standard for exceptional care and are the No. 1 integrated health care network in California. With more than 18,000 dedicated employees, we are proud to be the largest private employer in San Diego ... Read more

Mission: It is our mission to improve the health of those we serve with a commitment to excellence in all that we do. Our goal is to offer quality care and services that set community standards, exceed patients' expectations and are provided in a caring, convenient ... Read more

Company Updates

  • After being diagnosed with coronary artery disease, local drag racing legend Jack Jones needed a new heart. This is when he was introduced to Sharp nurse Kristi Ortiz and the two have shared a special connection ever since. Read their story:

  • Did you know February is National Heart Month? Learn about Sharp-affiliated physician Dr. Dimitri Sherev and his journey from political refuge to pioneering cardiologist:

    From political refugee to pioneering cardiologist

    Dr. Dimitri Sherev holds his official U.S. Embassy documentation from the night he claimed political asylum in 1989. Brussels, Belgium, 1989: A single light within the U.S. Embassy pierces the night, illuminating the way for Dimitri Sherev to take his first steps toward freedom.

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Sharp HealthCare – Why Work For Us?

At Sharp HealthCare, our mission is to improve the health of those we serve in our community with a commitment to excellence in all that we do. We’re proud to be San Diego’s leading health care provider with more than 18,000 employees. We aim to offer quality care and services that set community standards, exceed patients’ expectations and are provided in a caring, convenient, cost-effective and accessible manner.

We’ve created a unique environment at Sharp – one that’s focused on meeting both the needs of our patients and our employees. Our goal is to be the best place to work, the best place to practice medicine and the best place to receive care. We believe in inspiring our employees at every stage of their careers. We challenge them to connect with their passions. And we encourage them to recommit to the purpose of their work each day. It’s all part of what we call The Sharp Experience. Grow with us and discover it for yourself.

Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center

At Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, home to the region’s most comprehensive heart program, we also recently more than doubled the size of our emergency department and opened our new Douglas & Nancy Barnhart Cancer Center — a unique healing environment with the most advanced medical technology available for cancer treatment. As a Planetree designated hospital, we promote a patient-centered environment along with excellent care.

Sharp Coronado Hospital

At Sharp Coronado Hospital, we pride ourselves on how we care for our community.  Working at Sharp Coronado moves beyond a career into a way of life. We work with our patients in a healing partnership that enriches everyone’s experience. As a Planetree designated hospital, our care philosophy is about patient and family empowerment and education — in a calm, warm environment that promotes healing and wellness.

Sharp Grossmont Hospital

As East County San Diego’s largest medical facility, Sharp Grossmont Hospital, a Magnet designated hospital, offers a full array of outstanding health care programs. From heart care and rehabilitation to robotic surgery and women’s health, we are dedicated to the highest quality patient care. And our emergency and intensive care facilities are among the most technologically advanced in the nation. 

Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns

At Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Newborns, we are San Diego’s only hospital completely dedicated to caring for women. As a Magnet designated facility, we deliver more babies each year than any other hospital in California, offer a world-class Level III NICU and are a recognized center of excellence for providing exceptional care to women at every stage of life.

Sharp Memorial Hospital

Sharp Memorial Hospital has been treating the people of San Diego with compassionate care and state-of-the-art technology for more than 60 years.  We are known for our cutting-edge programs in cardiac care, cancer treatment, orthopedic services and more—and are proud of our Magnet® designation for nursing excellence and to be recognized by Planetree as a Patient-Centered Hospital.

Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital & Sharp McDonald Center

As San Diego’s largest behavioral health care provider, Sharp Mesa Vista has been empowering people to reach their fullest potential for more than 50 years. From children and teens to seniors, we care for people of all ages — helping them build strong foundations to combat challenges such as depression, substance abuse or serious mental illness.  

Offering the only medically supervised substance abuse recovery facility in San Diego County, the Sharp McDonald Center provides patients individually tailored approaches to drug and alcohol detoxification and rehabilitation in a supportive, structured, homelike setting.

Other Specialized Services

Sharp Systems Services

The experts at Sharp System Services provide operational support to the entities within Sharp HealthCare. Departments within Sharp System Services include: Clinical Effectiveness, Contracts, Corporate Compliance, Facilities Development, Finance, Human Resources, Information Systems, Information Technology, Internal Audit, Marketing and Communications, Legal, Risk Management and Insurance, Strategic Planning and Business Development, System Supply Chain Services and The Sharp Experience and Sharp University.

Sharp Affiliated Medical Groups

Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group

With more than 2,400 staff members representing virtually every field of medicine, Sharp Rees-Stealy is made up of dedicated people delivering extraordinary patient-centered care. As one of the largest, most comprehensive medical groups in San Diego, with 22 locations throughout the county, we are proud to be nationally recognized for excellence in patient satisfaction and clinical care.

Sharp Community Medical Group

At Sharp Community Medical Group, we’re one of the largest, award-winning individual practice associations in California. And with 350 locations across San Diego County, we’re able to provide extraordinary care with ease and convenience. Our highly skilled and caring staff represents a wide variety of specialties and provides care from our multiple medical offices, 23 urgent care centers and 11 local hospitals—including all Sharp HealthCare, Palomar Health and Rady Children’s hospitals.

At Sharp, being a nurse means transforming the health care experience for your patients, for your colleagues and for yourself. In a collaborative environment with state-of-the-art facilities and advanced clinical practices, we encourage you to learn, empower you to have a voice and inspire you to follow your passions wherever they take you.

You’ll also receive support from your team—including nursing assistants, lift team members and IV team members—so you can focus on providing the best care possible to your patients.

We recognize the important role that our nurses play in transforming the lives of patients and their families. We’re proud to provide our nurses with resources and opportunities for enhanced collaboration, best-practice sharing and lifelong learning.

Recognized for Excellence in Nursing

As a recognized leader in nursing excellence with Magnet® recognitions for high-quality, patient-centered care, we welcome you to join us in providing health care the way it should be. And that’s not all—we’ve also been recognized with the Beacon Award for Critical Care and the Lantern Award for Emergency Departments.

With so many nursing specialties to choose from, your career opportunities have no bounds. Explore the possibilities at our hospitals and medical groups today.

At Sharp IT, we view each day as a chance to work smarter — all while delivering quality results and success to the Sharp system, as well as to our patients and their families.

We’re proud to lead the way when it comes to the latest medical technology and superior service. That’s why we invest in people — and in the technologies and services that keep them healthy. We offer career opportunities to challenge and inspire you. From a systems analyst to a senior web developer, every role on our team is vital to our success in being one of the best places to work in San Diego.

A Best Place to Work in IT

Our service and systems rank among the best in the business — and it shows. We’ve been selected by Computerworld as one of the best places for IT professionals to work; and we’ve been nationally recognized by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine since 2003 as one of the country’s top 100 Most Wired health care systems.

Every day, our passionate employees make a difference here in San Diego. In return, we support and empower them with generous and flexible compensation and benefits.

Explore some of our key offerings:

  • Medical, vision, dental and more
  • Generous vacation, holiday and sick leave
  • Wellness programs
  • Employee assistance program
  • Retirement plans
  • Educational opportunities and tuition reimbursement
  • Discount programs, perks and other benefits

Discover our programs

At Sharp, we're here to give students and new grads the very best start. That’s why we're committed to helping you find the resources you need for scholarships, financial aid and career advice. We've also designed cutting-edge programs to reinforce your education through hands-on training, mentoring and opportunities to put your new skills into practice.

We offer programs for nursing and pharmacy students, and internships for information technology. Your role on our team is important. Explore all the ways we can help.

Nursing residency

Pharmacy residency

IT internships

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Sharp HealthCare (San Diego, CA) in September 2016.


    The process was smooth and easy thanks to the staff for providing all documentation needed as well as keeping an open and constant communication with me. Justina is amazing and made my hiring process the BEST thus far.

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Sharp HealthCare Awards & Accolades

  • Forbes America's Best Employers for Diversity,, 2018
  • 100 Best Places to Work in IT, Computerworld, 2017
  • Forbes America's Best Employers,, 2017
  • Women's Choice Award and named one of America's Best Hospitals for Obstetrics, Women's Choice Award, 2016
  • North American Candidate Experience (CandE) Award, Talent Board, 2017
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