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Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla

Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla


La Jolla, US   |   Accreditation: JCI 


 9888 Genesee Avenue


La Jolla, CA 92037








Established in 1924 by Ellen Browning Scripps, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla has been one of Southern California’s premier medical centers for more than 80 years. In 1964, Scripps La Jolla moved from downtown La Jolla to its 43-acre site east of Interstate 5.


Today the hospital provides care for more than 130,000 patients each year, and is equipped with 312 licensed beds, has more than 2,200 employees and approximately 800 affiliated physicians.


Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla offers a wide range of medical and surgical services including a Level II Trauma Center and 24-hour emergency services, intensive care, interventional cardiology and radiology, radiation oncology, cardiothoracic and orthopedic services, neurology, bariatric surgery and women?s health services.
By the numbers


Each year at Scripps La Jolla, we:


* Have 130,000 patient visits
* Deliver 4,000 babies
* Perform 6,000 heart catheterizations
* Conduct 1,000 cardiac electrophysiology procedures
* Perform more than 700 open heart surgeries
* Receive 29,300 emergency room visits




Award-winning care:


Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla is accredited by The Joint Commission, which reflects our strong commitment to quality patient care. We are consistently recognized for patient care excellence, and are the first hospital in San Diego to receive the prestigious Magnet Hospital designation by the American Nursing Association for patient care excellence.




We have consistently earned the Consumer Choice Award from the National Research Corporation. U.S.News & World Report consistently ranks Scripps La Jolla as one of America’s Best Hospitals in 2008, Scripps was recognized for heart and heart surgery .






Call 1-800-SCRIPPS (1-800-727-4777) to learn more about international services at Scripps, including:


* Getting a doctor referral
* How our program?s expertise and resources can benefit you
* Patient support and education programs that are available






JCI Accredited: 
Advanced Certification in:
? Stroke (Primary Stroke Center)




Some of the services provided:


Alcohol and Drug Treatment


Scripps McDonald Center is a nationally recognized organization dedicated to treating alcohol and drug abuse. The center provides the healing environment people needing help and their families receive the tools and support they need to rebuild their lives.


Bariatric Surgery (Weight-Loss Surgery)


The bariatric surgery program at Scripps La Jolla is about more than surgery: it’s a multidisciplinary approach to surgical weight loss.


Breast Care


The Scripps Polster Breast Care Center is singularly focused on promoting breast health, and offers personalized, compassionate care in one convenient location.


Cancer Care


Our programs emphasize effective community-based prevention; advanced, women-focused care; the most current radiation therapy technology available; and the highest patient care and support standards.
Cardiac Arrhythmia
Scripps La Jolla Regional Cardiac Arrhythmia Center is an international leader in the management of heart rhythm disorders.




Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute provides resources for innovative diabetes research, education and patient care.


Ear, Nose and Throat (Otolaryngology)


Leading expertise, advanced technology and full patient support.


Emergency and Trauma


When you or a loved one needs immediate medical expertise, you can count on the emergency department at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla to deliver the highest standard of clinical care and customer service.


Executive Health


A comprehensive evaluation focusing on early detection and prevention, done with super-streamlined efficiency in an exclusive medical setting.


Eye Care (Ophthalmology and Optometry)


Mericos Eye Institute provides advanced diagnostics, progressive treatments and full patient support for a range of vision conditions.


Heart Care


Distinguished by our renowned specialists, advanced technology and landmark research, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla has long been recognized as a leader in cardiac care.




When it comes to first rate imaging technology like a 64-slice CT scanner, MRI, PET, and PET/CT scans, and digital mammography, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla provides some of the most comprehensive and advanced imaging services available.


Maternal and Child Health (Maternity Services)


Uniquely focused on delivering babies and caring for mothers and newborns in a warm environment.




The San Diego Gamma Knife Center offers stereotactic radiosurgery for treatment of benign and malignant brain tumors, as well as investigative trials for Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy and pain disorders.


Orthopedics and Spine (Bone, Joint, and Spine)


Offering our patients the most advanced procedures, state-of-the-art equipment and technology, and the latest in research and education.


Physical Rehabilitation


Providing expert rehabilitative care in a supportive environment, we offer a wide range of traditional and specialized therapies.


Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


Offering a high level of expertise and experience in a range of plastic and reconstructive surgeries.


Respiratory Diseases and Disorders (Pulmonary Medicine)


Offering advanced diagnostics and progressive care.
Voice and Swallowing