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Scripps is one of Southern California’s premier transplant centers and has provided living kidney and liver transplants to patients such as Mike Sedgwick for more than 20 years. Mike, a pastor, received a living kidney donation from one of his congregation members, Gary Wasserman, after ...
Decorated World War II veteran Lester Tenney needed heart valve replacement. But at 90 years old, most physicians were reluctant to perform surgery. That’s when Tenney turned to Scripps and became a participant in the FDA-approved PARTNER clinical trial. He received a less invasive treatment ...
In this week’s “Savvy Patient” column in the San Diego Union-Tribune, Randolph Schaffer, M.D., provides insight on living kidney donation. Each year in the United States, about 6,000 people voluntarily donate one of their healthy kidneys to a friend, sibling, or other loved one. And increasingly, ...
- Tuesday, October 11th, 2011
- Scripps Green Hospital
Monica Ruiz, community programs and research supervisor, Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute was interviewed by Univision about the $250,000 grant given to Scripps Health by the McKesson Foundation. The funds will be used to test the effectiveness of using a mobile health application to improve the ...
- Friday, October 7th, 2011
- Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
Scripps revolutionized their emergency room admittance process to virtually eliminate wait times. This new, streamlined process has changed the way our hospitals deliver emergency care, now bringing patients into contact with a doctor in an average of 30 minutes or less. Learn more about how Scripps ...
Vic Buzachero, Scripps Health corporate senior vice president of innovation, human resources and performance management, was named one of HR Executive Magazine’s three Honor Roll award recipients for 2011. The award was presented to Buzachero at an awards dinner held on Oct. 4 in Las Vegas. The ...
- Thursday, October 6th, 2011
Legendary actress Cloris Leachman’s involvement in Scripps Health’s Wellderly Study was chronicled recently in a feature story on MSNBC. Led by Scripps Health Chief Academic Officer Eric Topol, the Wellderly Study seeks to unravel the genetic secrets behind lifelong health by studying ...
- Tuesday, October 4th, 2011
Scripps is the first health care organization to undertake a large-scale genetic study aimed at helping patients understand their genetic health risk factors so they can take positive steps toward living a healthy lifestyle. Learn more about how Scripps is transforming medicine.
- Friday, September 30th, 2011
- Scripps Clinic
About the size of cell phone, this a revolutionary “pocket EKG” device is like a digital visual stethoscope that helps physicians rapidly screen for cardiac problems. Scripps is the first health care system to give physicians Vscan so they can see inside the heart at the bedside. Learn ...
Researchers at Scripps investigate a small implantable device that is designed to help reduce the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation in the place of blood thinners. Scripps is one of the first health systems in California to investigate The Watchman implant. Learn more about how ...
- Friday, September 23rd, 2011