Four Scripps Hospitals Earn Certificates of Excellence For Delivering Quality Health Care

San Diego- Four Scripps Health hospitals are on the state’s most recent list of top California hospitals for delivering quality health care. Of the 41 hospitals listed, only five are in San Diego County.

Scripps Green Hospital, Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego have earned Certificates of Excellence by the California Hospital Assessment and Reporting Task Force (CHART) for having superior and above-average quality scores.

CHART rates hospitals on quality of care, patient experience and safety measures, ranking each hospital on 50 performance indicators, such as cardiac care, pneumonia and maternity services. The certificates are awarded every six months.

To make the list, a hospital must score “above average” or “superior” in five of eight measure sets and not receive a “below average” or “poor” in any CHART measure. The latest ranking is based on the February 2010 CHART update, which is available online at www.calhospitalcompare.org.

“At Scripps, we are committed to becoming the safest, highest-quality health system in the San Diego region,” said Scripps Health Chief Medical Officer Brent Eastman, M.D. “Earning the CHART Certificate of Excellence is recognition of our commitment to providing high-quality care to our patients.”

No single measure can evaluate the quality of a hospital’s care. To see a complete report, visit CalHospitalCompare.

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Contact: Steve Carpowich
Phone: 858-678-7183
carpowich.stephen@scrippshealth.org