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  • News Release - Sharp Rees-Stealy 21AUG20

  • Media Contact: Frances Schnall, frances.schnall@sharp.com
    Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Centers 760-889-1770 (mobile)   

    Sharp Rees-Stealy Santee Opening Oct. 4   The new Sharp Rees-Stealy Santee Medical Center will begin caring for patients on Sunday, Oct. 4. This facility will expand services to those who live and work in East County, making it easy for patients to receive award-winning care at one convenient location.

    The three-story medical center is located at the corner of Cuyamaca Street and Buena Vista Avenue, immediately adjacent to State Route 52 and minutes from State Route 125. When the medical center opens at 8701 Cuyamaca Street, Sharp Rees-Stealy El Cajon, La Mesa West and Mount Helix will close. Sharp Rees-Stealy San Carlos closed in June.   

    There will be no interruption to urgent care services in East County. The urgent care at Sharp Rees-Stealy La Mesa will close Saturday, Oct. 3 at 8 p.m. The new, larger Sharp Rees-Stealy Santee Urgent Care will open Sunday, Oct. 4 at 8 a.m.   

    “We are delighted to bring our award-winning, coordinated care all under one roof in Santee along with our outstanding virtual care,” said Stacey Hrountas, CEO, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Centers. “As we all navigate through these challenging times, the new medical center will provide a huge boost to the region and its proximity to major freeways will provide easy access for the region’s growing population.”   

    Both in-person and virtual care (video and phone visits) are available for patients. Every precaution is being taken at all Sharp Rees-Stealy clinics to ensure the health and safety of patients, physicians, providers and staff.   

    Services to be offered at Santee include: dermatology; diabetes education; family medicine; internal medicine; laboratory; mammography; ophthalmology; optical shop; optometry; OB/GYN; pediatrics; pharmacy; radiology; rehabilitation services; urgent care; weight management and health education.   

    “Sharp Rees-Stealy Santee will offer many outstanding features, including an expanded urgent care,” said Dr. Steven Green, Chief Medical Officer, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group. “In addition, our radiology department at Santee will feature ultrasound, general radiology, DEXA [bone density] scan, and soon after we open, three-dimensional mammography. Consolidating our care and services in one new, state-of-the art facility will help us continue to provide the high-quality, compassionate care our patients expect and deserve.”     

    The medical center will also offer amenities such as drought-friendly landscaping, original art and wall sculptures and free surface parking with more than 400 spaces, including electric car chargers dispersed throughout. Additionally, there will be a power microgrid that will allow Sharp Rees-Stealy to generate solar power and save approximately $300,000 a year in electricity charges.   

    To introduce the community to Sharp Rees-Stealy Santee a virtual open house -- featuring a virtual tour, Ask the Doctor, culinary medicine demonstrations, Medicare information and more – will be held Saturday, Oct. 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. To register for this dynamic event and for the most up-to-date information visit sharp.com/santee. Appointments are now being accepted for the new medical center. To schedule a primary care appointment at Sharp Rees-Stealy Santee call 858-499-2715.