Scripps Gives 1,500 COVID-19, Flu Shots at Del Mar Fairgrounds Vaccine Station on First Day of Operation
High interest in inoculations comes as influenza season returns to more normal levels
DEL MAR, Calif. – During the first day of operation of the new Scripps Health vaccination station at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on Wednesday, 1,000 Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster shots and 500 influenza vaccine were provided to Scripps patients and employees.
Vaccination remains important protection against influenza strains
SAN DIEGO – Being vaccinated against influenza is a smart thing to do every year, but getting the flu shot this year is especially important because health care resources continue to be strained by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bonuses available to new hires in food services, environmental services positions
SAN DIEGO – Last weekend, unemployment benefits expired for about 2 million Californians when four federally funded programs created in response to the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic ended in the state and across the United States.
Scripps also named to state honor roll for maternity care
SAN DIEGO – Cal Hospital Compare (CHC), a nonprofit organization that provides Californians with hospital performance ratings, has named all four of Scripps Health’s hospitals to its 2020 Opioid Care Honor Roll. Scripps is the only health care organization in San Diego County to be recognized on the inaugural statewide list, which was announced today.
Funds to be used for breast cancer, cardiovascular and neurocognitive care.
SAN DIEGO – United States District Judge John A. Houston has approved $22.1 million in funding to Scripps Health for a variety of initiatives to support patient care, research and health equity in the areas of breast cancer, cardiovascular disease and neurocognitive conditions.
Scripps Medical Center Jefferson Opens in Oceanside Includes primary care, specialty care, urgent care, outpatient surgery.
On October 19, Scripps Health announced the opening of Scripps Medical Center Jefferson, giving the region’s leading health system its largest North County outpatient health center in the city of Oceanside.
North County site includes primary care, specialty care, urgent care, outpatient surgery
OCEANSIDE, Calif. – Scripps Health today announced the opening of Scripps Medical Center Jefferson, giving the region’s leading health system its largest North County outpatient health center in the city of Oceanside
Philanthropists Debbie and Warner Lusardi of Rancho Santa Fe.
ENCINITAS, Calif. – Philanthropists Warner and Debbie Lusardi of Rancho Santa Fe have given Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas the largest donation in its history, a $25 million investment to help fund a new acute care hospital tower and pulmonary institute that are cornerstones of the hospital’s master plan.
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.