San Diego Health - Spring 2024


Here for Good for 100 YEARS Scripps Celebrates Legacy of Caring for Our Community

 “THE MOST IMPORTANT AND BEAUTIFUL GIFT one human being can give to another is, in some way, to make life a little better to live,” declared philanthropist and journalist Ellen Browning Scripps in 1924. Miss Ellen, as she was affectionately known, embodied this philosophy, donating millions to charitable causes during her lifetime. And perhaps nowhere is her commitment to improving the lives of others more apparent than in her founding of Scripps Memorial Hospital and Scripps Metabolic Clinic in La Jolla 100 years ago. The changes since have been monumental. What began as just one hospital and one clinic has grown into a prominent San Diego health care system that consistently ranks among the best health care providers in the nation. Scripps treats more than 600,000 patients annually at its five acute-care hospital campuses, 30 outpatient centers and clinics and hundreds of affiliated physician offices. Scripps is also one of the largest employers in San Diego, with 3,500 affiliated physicians and more than 16,000 employees, and is recognized as one of the country’s best companies to work for.

The Scripps Health of today includes five hospital campuses: Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Green Hospital, Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego, and Scripps Mercy Hospital, Chula Vista.


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