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Sharp Memorial Hospital Marks 60th Anniversary

Ceremonies to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Sharp Memorial Hospital are scheduled in San Diego Thursday afternoon.

The nine-story hospital, named after a World War II airman, first opened its doors to patients April 2, 1955. Sharp executives said 1.3 million patients have been treated at the facility over the past six decades.

According to a timeline provided by Sharp Healthcare, fundraising for a hospital to serve a growing postwar city began as early as 1946.