About

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, cancer care, cardiothoracic and orthopedic services, neurology, bariatric surgery and women’s health services.

Campus expansion

Building on an 86-year legacy of excellence in health care, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla is being rebuilt as a regional medical campus that combines patient–centered care with the latest in medical technology. With this new regional campus, patients can have all their health care needs met in one place—from wellness, prevention and advanced diagnostics to the latest medical and surgical treatments. Learn more about the campus expansion.

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

Our accomplishments

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. Read more about our awards.