Charlotte Thomas honored for significant achievements
SAN DIEGO – The California Association for Nurse Practitioners has selected Charlotte Thomas, an intensive care unit nurse practitioner with Scripps Health, as the recipient of its 2023 Nurse Practitioner of Distinction Award. Thomas received the honor at CANP’s annual educational conference on March 16 in Monterey, Calif.
Implant allows shift from reconstruction to minimally invasive restoration of torn ACLs
SAN DIEGO – Patients with tears of their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) now have a new treatment option that can replace the need for ACL reconstruction surgery, as Scripps Clinic today became the first in San Diego County to perform surgery using a new implantable device that enables the body to heal its own torn ligament.
Cut your risk by avoiding certain behaviors and embracing others
The number of people dying from cancer has significantly declined over the past three decades, due largely to better treatments, early detection and preventive measures.
Telehealth services are convenient and easy to use
Taking advantage of virtual care services to manage your health care can be a good option. Also known as telehealth or telemedicine, virtual care is widely available.
Tande brings broad finance, organizational and management expertise to role.
LA JOLLA, Calif. – Scripps Health has named Brett Tande as its corporate senior vice president and chief financial officer. Tande started his position at Scripps March 28. He is responsible for financial planning and financial operations, which includes corporate finance, treasury, hospital and ambulatory financial operations, real estate operations, payroll, revenue cycle and all affiliated functions. Tande will take over the role from Richard Rothberger, who will retire from Scripps May 6 after 20 years of service.
Top designation by American College of Surgeons reflects total care for every aspect of injury
LA JOLLA, CA – Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla has been verified as a Level 1 trauma center, the highest designation awarded by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) to indicate the highest range of injury care available to patients.
Difficulty falling or staying asleep can lead to health problem
Are you having trouble with insomnia? While everyone doesn’t need the same amount of sleep, most adults need between seven to nine hours of shut eye per night. As you get older, you may get tired earlier and wake up earlier, but you still need the same amount of sleep.
Hospitals will remain busy for several weeks as Omicron admissions slowly decrease
SAN DIEGO – Predictive modeling by Scripps Health shows that the current surge of COVID-19 hospitalizations should wind down by early March, with a slow decrease in patient volumes driven by the Omicron variant of the virus over the coming weeks, the San Diego health system said Monday.
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.