52 bed Level II Trauma Center, with 4 trauma beds is the largest and most modern in San Diego.The Emergency and Trauma Center, the largest and most modern in San Diego, is designed to reduce stress and waiting time. By increasing the size of treatment and waiting areas by nearly 300 percent, patients and families have a more comfortable emergency experience. As one of five adult trauma centers in San Diego County, the new center has 52 beds, including 4 trauma beds to serve the community. Sharp Memorial Hospital becomes first in San Diego to receive prestigious 'Lantern' Award for Emergency Services. The Lantern Award, bestowed by the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), recognizes emergency departments that exemplify exceptional and innovative performance in the core areas of leadership, practice, education, advocacy and research.