Team looks to endorse vaccine for Scripps patients, employees, physician
SAN DIEGO – Scripps Health has established a COVID-19 Vaccine Committee to recommend which COVID-19 vaccine or vaccines to consider offering for Scripps patients, employees and physicians.
SAN DIEGO – In a move designed to increase the number of viable organs available for patients who need life-saving transplants, Scripps Health today has launched a centralized system for retrieving organs from deceased donors.
Appointments include medical management, information technology, human resources, strategy.
SAN DIEGO – Scripps Health has announced several executive appointments to its corporate leadership team, as the nonprofit integrated health system further solidifies its core executive group. The appointments are as follows:
Wireless devices can reduce contact, PPE use with COVID-19 patients with diabetes
SAN DIEGO – Scripps Health has launched an innovative program that uses remote continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) on COVID-19 patients at Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego who require regular management of diabetes or other blood-sugar conditions.
As our communities are reopening, Scripps Health has created some helpful infographics that illustrate the 4 proven principles to follow in order to protect against the spread of COVID-19. The infographics are for use with businesses, customers and the community. There are two versions - one for businesses and the other for customers.
Infographic for Businesses
Infographic for Customers
Scripps Becomes First in San Diego County to Treat COVID-19 Patients with Experimental Convalescent Plasma Therapy
Recovered COVID-19 patient Robert Riordan recently donated his plasma containing antibodies at Scripps Green Hospital for use as a therapy for a current coronavirus patient in the hospital's intensive care unit.
SAN DIEGO (April 24, 2020) -- Scripps Health recently became the first health care provider in San Diego County to use an experimental therapy as a possible treatment for COVID-19 patients. The treatment involves taking plasma donated by someone who has recovered from COVID-19 and transfusing it into a hospitalized patient currently battling a serious COVID-19 infection.
Scripps ranks No. 4 nationally and is only San Diego health care provider on list
SAN DIEGO – Fortune Magazine has ranked Scripps Health No. 4 on its 2020 list of the nation's 40 Best Workplaces in Health Care. Scripps is the only San Diego-based health care provider to make this year’s list, published April 9 on Fortune’s website, fortune.com.
New diagnostic test delivers positive results in as little as 5 minutes
SAN DIEGO – Scripps Health today announced the launch of the fastest available molecular point-of-care test for detecting the novel coronavirus at its five hospital campuses in San Diego County.
On Monday, April 6, NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar visited Scripps Health in San Diego to donate 900 pairs of safety goggles to protect health care professionals on the front lines of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
SAN DIEGO – Scripps Health announced today that The Conrad Prebys Foundation has generously stepped up to support the San Diego community through a $1 million challenge match gift. This gift, coupled with matching donations from the community, will help front-line health care workers and make a meaningful impact in the fight against COVID-19.
SAN DIEGO – Scripps Health today released the following statement from its President and CEO Chris Van Gorder urging more action to contain the coronavirus.
Like health care providers across the country, Scripps is working with our fellow health systems and we are in regular contact with county officials, state legislators and health care officials. Scripps applauds the work that has been done to date -- California is one of very few states that have taken firm action and our county was willing to take action even before the state did.
Outdoor patient cabanas also added to urgent care center
SAN DIEGO – Scripps Health has launched a COVID-19 nurse line, at 888-261-8431, that connects patients to a team of nurses dedicated to screening people with symptoms associated with the new coronavirus.
SAN DIEGO – Scripps Health has put in place several visitor restrictions at its five hospital campuses in San Diego County as an added safeguard against the possible spread of the new coronavirus and other infectious diseases.
Scripps Cardiologist First in California to Repair Tricuspid Heart Valve with Specially Designed Clip
Minimally invasive procedure was part of clinical trial testing experimental device
SAN DIEGO – A Scripps Clinic interventional cardiologist this week became the first in California to repair a tricuspid heart valve using a tiny experimental clip that is placed inside the heart using a minimally invasive procedure rather than open heart surgery.
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Scripps Health Launches Region’s First Specialty Critical Care Transportation Team for Adult Patients
SAN DIEGO – Scripps Health has become the first health system in San Diego County to launch a specialty care transport program for adults that is focused on the continuum of care of some of the sickest patients at Scripps hospitals.
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.
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.
Programs reflect Scripps’ deep commitment to community service
SAN DIEGO – Scripps Health invested $395 million into community benefit programs in San Diego County during fiscal year 2018, which accounted for 12 percent of the nonprofit health system’s total operating expenses.
SAN DIEGO – Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center has launched San Diego County’s first dedicated clinic for patients who have inflammatory breast cancer (IBC), a rare and aggressive form of the disease.
Hospital only one in San Diego County on IBM Watson Health’s prestigious 2019 list
Brings deep experience as a health care business executive and Navy nurse
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.
International award recognizes Richard Schatz’s groundbreaking work on heart stents.
Megan Hamreus, D.O., to lead 1,100-member physician staff.