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  • News Releases

    New Chief of Staff Takes Over at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla

    The physicians at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla have elected Marc Sedwitz, MD, as the new chief of staff of the 372-bed facility. Dr. Sedwitz will take over as head of the 900-member physician team on Jan. 1, 2010. During his two-year term, Dr. Sedwitz will serve as medical staff liaison to ...

  • News

    Hospital Cafeteria Turns “Top Chef”

    Move aside green Jell-O and Salisbury steak – the hospital cafeteria at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla is going gourmet next Tuesday night. Paul McCabe, executive chef at L’Auberge Del Mar, is teaming up with the hospital kitchen staff to prepare a gourmet holiday meal for the medical ...

  • News Releases

    Leichtag Family Foundation Donates $10 Million to Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas

    Encinitas, Calif. — Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas has received the largest philanthropic gift in its 45-year history with the donation of $10 million from the Leichtag Family Foundation in honor of Lee and Toni Leichtag. “There is no greater gift than to save a life, and through the ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Beating Holiday (and Everyday) Stress

    by Peter Lambrou, Ph.D., Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla I overheard someone say recently that if they heard one more holiday song, they were going to scream. What is it about the holidays—a time that is traditionally festive and filled with joy—that can create so much stress and frustration? And ...

  • Patient Stories

    A Priceless Gift: Living Organ Donors Give of Themselves

    Karny Stefan was relaxing at home, watching a movie, when she received the e-mail that would change her life – and save Jeff Wilson’s. The e-mail was from Christy Wilson, a business colleague who Karny knew distantly through her job as CEO of Walden Family Services. Christy’s husband of 23 years, ...

  • Patient Stories

    Beating Breast Cancer…Twice

    For someone with no family history of breast cancer and no major risk factors for the disease, Mary Ann Perkins has certainly had plenty of experience with it. Her first brush with breast cancer was in April of 2005, when the results of a digital mammogram showed suspicious findings. Fortunately, ...

  • Patient Stories

    Heart Attack Survivor Thanks Doctors by Giving Back

    From his first gift to Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas in 1988, David Kulchin and his wife, Ann, have been deeply committed to the nonprofit hospital. Their long history of support has helped Scripps Encinitas provide lifesaving care and services to the community — and David himself. On an early ...

  • Patient Stories

    Former Nurse Returns to Scripps Mercy for Care

    Anne Bemis loves to take time to smell the roses. The 89-year-old has a passion for gardening, especially nurturing the fragrant roses blooming right outside the front door of her East County home. The retired nurse, who is a graduate of the Mercy College of Nursing, is glad to be back home in her ...

  • Scripps in the News

    Dr. William Stanton Discusses Mammogram Guidelines On KUSI News

    William Stanton, MD, medical oncologist, discussed the latest mammogram guidelines on KUSI News. In the interview, Dr. Stanton shared the importance of detecting breast cancer early and that women should continue to start getting mammograms at the age of 40.

  • Patient Stories

    Aztec Basketball Coach Rebounds From Cancer

    On the basketball court, Steve Fisher is known as a coach and teacher. In his tenth season as the head men’s basketball coach for San Diego State University, he has built a strong program with post-season trips to the NIT and NCAA basketball tournaments. Now, Coach Fisher is educating others about ...