Vista Community Clinic (VCC) announced the opening of a new dental clinic at 1910 Mission Ave., near downtown Oceanside, on July 6th. This will be the organization’s 4th clinic in Oceanside, and 9th overall location.
We are approaching Red Ribbon week which is held annually at the end of October. While most of our regular in-person activities will not occur due to COVID-19 restrictions, there are still ways to bring awareness to living a drug-free life, including the “Go Red for Red Ribbon” initiative (see attached flyer). Light up a building, landmark, business, or any other space seen by the public in red during Red Ribbon Week to show your support. Post a photo to social media using the hashtags #DEARedRibbon and #GoRed4RedRibbon. You can tag us on twitter @DEASanDiegoDiv or follow us to see what local places “Go Red”!
While the COVID19 pandemic is certainly a crisis, it is important to remember that we have not solved our Opioid crisis. As stay at home orders ease, it becomes possible to dispose of unused and expired medications to protect your friends and family.
Rep. Mike Levin Announces More Than $75 Million in Federal COVID-19 Relief Funds Delivered to Local Health Care Providers
San Juan Capistrano, CA – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) announced that more than $75 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds have been delivered to health care providers in North County San Diego and South Orange County to help cover costs incurred as a result of the pandemic.
Dr. Matthew Martin (third from the left) with his colleagues at the Jacobi Medical Center in New York City.
San Juan Capistrano, CA – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) announced that Dr. Matthew Martin, an Army veteran and local trauma surgeon at Scripps Mercy Hospital, is his Constituent of the Month. In early April, Dr. Martin flew to New York City to support medical staff treating patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the hard hit Jacobi Medical Center. See below for Rep. Levin’s statement recognizing Dr. Matthew Martin in the Congressional Record:
Programs at Scripps Green, Scripps La Jolla rank nationally in eight specialties
SAN DIEGO – The combined medical programs of Scripps Green Hospital and Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla rank No. 1 in the San Diego region for the third year in a row and are among the best in the nation in eight specialties, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Hospitals list, which was released today.
SACRAMENTO – The Assembly Business and Professions Committee today approved Senate Bill 679 by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) that would streamline the process for licensed professional clinical counselors (LPCCs), marriage and family therapists (LMFTs), and clinical social workers (LCSWs) in other states to become licensed in California. Having previously earned unanimous support in the Senate, SB 679 will head next to the Assembly Appropriations Committee for its consideration.
Scripps Green Hospital part of clinical trial evaluating effectiveness of warm organ perfusion
In a first for San Diego County, physicians at Scripps Green Hospital have used a warm perfusion transportation system to bring a donated liver to La Jolla where they implanted the organ into a 36-year-old Las Vegas police officer who had been on the transplant waiting list for more than nine months.
If you are interested in entering the exciting career field of healthcare, consider a career as a medical assistant. The CSUSM/VCC MA Training Program is designed to provide career advancement opportunities to individuals with no-post high school education who are interested in the medical field.
The Summer Laboratory Science Program at Tri-City Medical Center offers high school students the opportunity to explore career options and gain experience in the clinical laboratory environment. Clinical laboratory work is different from research work in that a patient’s diagnosis, treatment, and health may be directly dependent upon the laboratory testing results. Our scientists are part of an interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals dedicated to patients’ health.
Hospital only one in San Diego County on IBM Watson Health’s prestigious 2019 list
Scripps Clinic Named First Center of Excellence in San Diego County for Treating Prevalent Heart Disease
Scripps Clinic has been designated a Center of Excellence by the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association, becoming the first location in San Diego County to be recognized for outstanding treatment of this common genetic disease, which involves an abnormal thickening of the heart muscle.
TRICARE Prime members, upon authorization from their PCM, can take advantage of our all-natural nutrition services at NO COST to Active service members and their family members. A very affordable copay of $30 will be charged to Retirees. All Active Duty service members are automatically enrolled in TRICARE Prime.
Accomplished FBI and Sheriff’s Department veteran has served on board since 2012
SAN DIEGO – Jan Caldwell has been named chairman of the Scripps Health Board of Trustees. Caldwell, who retired as a special agent from the FBI after a 32-year career, has served on the Scripps board since 2012.
News from Scripps Health
Oct. 23, 2018
Scripps Health Launches Year-Round Drug Take-Back Kiosks
Free service offers safe, convenient way to dispose of prescription medications
SAN DIEGO – Scripps Health has opened three drug take-back kiosks adjacent to its on-site pharmacies, becoming the first health care organization in the region to offer year-round access to a free service for disposing of unused, unneeded and outdated prescription medications.
Patients can now drop off their unneeded pills, capsules, tablets and caplets at secure kiosks conveniently located at Scripps Mercy Ambulatory Pharmacy, 4060 Fourth Ave., Suite 110; Green Ambulatory Pharmacy at Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, 10710 N. Torrey Pines Road in La Jolla; and Encinitas Ambulatory Pharmacy at Scripps Clinic Encinitas, 310 Santa Fe Drive, Suite 109, between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.