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    Scripps Takes Leadership Role in Wireless Health Care

    San Diego — In a move designed to accelerate the use of wireless technology to improve health care delivery to patients, Scripps Health has signed on as the founding health care affiliate of the new West Wireless Health Institute. Supported by a $45 million commitment from the Gary and Mary West ...

    • Wednesday, April 8th, 2009
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    Woman with Severe Deformity Given New Face & New Outlook

    La Jolla, Calif. – As many as 100,000 Americans suffer from neurofibromatosis, often inaccurately identified as “Elephant Man’s Disease.” Many of them live a life of isolation, afraid of showing their deformities to the outside world. But thanks to the generosity of Scripps Memorial Hospital La ...

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    Scripps La Jolla 1st in San Diego to Win Prestigious Beacon Award

    La Jolla, Calif. — Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla is proud to announce that its Cardiac Care Unit (CCU) has earned the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence, an award given by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) and specifically designed to recognize the ...

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    Chris Van Gorder Elected Chairman-Elect of American College of Healthcare Executives

    Chicago – Chris Van Gorder, FACHE, president and CEO of Scripps Health, San Diego, has been elected Chairman-Elect of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), an international professional society of more than 30,000 healthcare executives. Van Gorder took office at the Council of ...

    • Monday, March 23rd, 2009
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    Dr. Mimi Guarneri to be Honored as ARCS Scientist of Year

    San Diego – On March 27, Mimi Guarneri, M.D., medical director and founder of Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, will be awarded Scientist of the Year by the San Diego Chapter of Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS). The event will begin at 6 p.m. at the Hilton San Diego Resort ...

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    Wellness Program Leads to Healthier Employees, Healthier Bottom Line

    San Diego – In these tough economic times, Scripps employees can save money on health insurance — and get healthier at the same time — by enrolling in the company’s wellness program. Since starting an employee wellness program in 2006, 83 percent of the company’s 12,700 employees ...

    • Thursday, March 19th, 2009
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    Scripps CEO to Speak at World Health Day on Hospital Disaster Safety

    San Diego – Scripps Health President and CEO Chris Van Gorder, FACHE, will participate in a panel discussion about improving hospital safety during emergencies as part of World Health Day in Washington, D.C. April 7, 2009. World Health Day is celebrated annually to commemorate the founding of ...

    • Wednesday, March 18th, 2009
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    New Home Screening Program Available to Identify Risk for Colorectal Cancer

    San Diego – San Diegans can take the first step to help identify their risk for colorectal cancer from the privacy of their own home by participating in a new community screening program being offered by Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. The Scripps colorectal cancer screening program is available ...

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    Scripps Health Responds to Lawsuit’s Balance Billing Allegation

    A lawsuit filed (Sabban v. Scripps) alleges that Scripps Health has engaged in the practice referred to as “balance billing” in which patients are billed for the difference between what their insurance plan has paid and what the health care provider has billed. Scripps Health does not engage in this ...

    • Friday, February 27th, 2009
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    Scripps Featured at National Summit: Integrative Medicine and the Health of the Public

    San Diego — February 25-27 the Institute of Medicine will convene the “Summit on Integrative Medicine and the Health of the Public” in Washington D.C. Mimi Guarneri, M.D., medical director and founder of Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, is among the distinguished researchers, practitioners ...