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    Mercy Outreach Surgical Team Treats 293 Children

    The Mercy Surgical Outreach Team (MOST) recently returned from Tehuacan, Puebla, Mexico, where members performed 293 procedures to repair cleft palates, cleft lips and strabismus or crossed-eyes. “Correcting the deformities of these children boosts their self-esteem, " says Thomas ...

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    Pacific Bariatric and Scripps Mercy Designated Center of Excellence

    SAN DIEGO – Pacific Bariatric Surgical Medical Group (PBSMG) and Scripps Mercy Hospital have been designated as an American Society for Bariatric Surgery (ASBS) Bariatric Center of Excellence by the ASBS and the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC). This prestigious designation also includes ...

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    Scripps Mercy Medical Group One of California's Best

    The Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA) has identified Southern and Northern California’s top performing physician organizations, based on their care, patient satisfaction and investment in information technologies that support quality care. Scripps Mercy Medical Group in San Diego was ...

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    AARP Names Scripps One of the Country's Best Employers

    Scripps, one of the San Diego region’s largest private employers as well as one of the area’s largest health care providers, has been rated the second-best employer in the country by AARP’s annual survey of “Best Employers for Workers over 50.” This is the second year ...

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    Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista Celebrates All Digital Cath Lab

    Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista now has the ability to better view and treat coronary artery blockages that could cause heart attacks or other serious cardiovascular damage with a new state- of-the-art Cardiac Catheterization Lab. Last August the hospital held a grand opening and ribbon cutting ...

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    Scripps Mercy Outreach Surgical Team Provides Nearly 300 Procedures to Children in Mexico

    The Mercy Outreach Surgical Team (MOST) recently provided more than 300 reconstructive surgeries and procedures for 215 patients in the city of Tula, Mexico.A team of nearly 45 physicians, nurses, recovery team members, translators and Rotarians provided a range of procedures, from a simple repair ...

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    State OKs Joint License for Two Scripps Hospitals

    The California Department of Health Services has approved the joint license application for Scripps Mercy Hospital and Scripps Memorial Hospital Chula Vista. The decision brings the two hospital campuses together under one license and one name – Scripps Mercy Hospital. The Hillcrest campus ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Understanding Clinical Depression

    by Charles Moreau M.D., Scripps Mercy Hospital Many people may experience periods of sadness during their lifetime. This feeling may last for as little as a couple of hours or for as long as two weeks or more. Although many people equate depression with an extended period of sadness, people who ...

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    Catheter Ablations Help Hearts Find Their Rhythm

    Twenty-four year old Natalie Nelson had been suffering from a heart arrhythmia for more than a month. Her heart rate would suddenly begin to race out of control and often ended with a trip to the Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas emergency room. Natalie’s rapid heart rate would begin at ...

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    Advances in Chemotherapy for Colorectal Cancer

    Chemotherapy may be useful in up to 60 percent of patients with colorectal cancer seen by Scripps Cancer Center specialists. The treatment is most effective earlier in the course of colorectal malignancy (Stages II and II) when given immediately before or after surgery, especially when the lymph ...