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  • Scripps Tips - August 2009

    Health Care Reform Debate Heats Up in August; Scripps Health CEO Available for Perspective August is shaping up as a critical month on the path toward health care reform, with a steady drumbeat of town hall meetings, TV ads and other campaign tactics expected on all sides of the issue. But behind ...

    • Wednesday, August 5th, 2009
  • Health and Wellness

    Balance Ball Basics

    Balance balls are a fun, inexpensive piece of equipment that offer a total body workout while also improving balance. They can be used for sitting, sit-ups, lifting weights and more.

    • Tuesday, August 4th, 2009
  • Patient Stories

    Sailor Finds Fast Care at Scripps After Suffering a Stroke

    Lowell North is no stranger to the challenges of sailing. He won an Olympic gold medal and five world championships, skippered in the America’s Cup trials, and sailed around the world. So when he seemed unusually tired after a demanding regatta in San Diego Bay in November 2006, his wife, Bea, ...

  • Scripps in the News

    Scripps Health's Strong Financial Peformance Focus of HealthLeaders Column

    Despite a chaotic economic climate, Scripps Health stands as a model in the health care industry for strong financial performance. Fiscal year 2008 marked the third straight year that Scripps has surpassed the $100 million marker in operating income. In a Q&A with HealthLeaders magazine ...

    • Monday, August 3rd, 2009
  • News Releases

    Scripps Polster Breast Care Center receives American College of Radiology Accreditation

    The Scripps Polster Breast Care Center at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla has been awarded a three-year accreditation in ultrasound as the result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

  • News Releases

    Scripps to Host Free Nutrition and Cancer Workshop Aug. 25

    SAN DIEGO – Local cancer patients and survivors can learn about the connection between diet and cancer at a free workshop at Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines Tuesday, Aug. 25 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The Nutrition and Cancer workshop is co-hosted by Scripps Cancer Center and Scripps Center for Integrative ...

    • Thursday, July 23rd, 2009
  • Health and Wellness

    Get the Facts About Food Poisoning

    What do spinach, ground beef, cilantro, frosting, peanut butter, instant oatmeal and chocolate chip cookie dough have in common? Of course they’re all foods, but they’ve also all been making the news lately as potential sources of illness-causing bacteria

  • News Releases

    Scripps Health’s Richard Rothberger Named CFO of the Year

    SAN DIEGO – Richard Rothberger, corporate executive vice president and chief financial officer of Scripps Health, has been named CFO of the Year in the large not-for-profit category of the San Diego Business Journal’s 2009 CFO of the Year Awards. Since joining Scripps in 2001, Rothberger has helped ...

    • Monday, July 20th, 2009
  • Scripps in the News

    New Surgical Robots Showcase: Open House News Clips

    Scripps Mercy Hospital hosted an open house to showcase one of two state-of-the-art da Vinci Surgical Systems recently acquired through philanthropic gifts by the Scripps Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery on July 15, 2009. This new surgical system represents the most advanced robotic technology ...

  • Scripps Tips - July 2009

    A monthly list of story ideas for journalists

    • Thursday, July 16th, 2009