Scripps Health Is All About Excellence

We’re San Diego’s trusted leader for quality health care

We’re San Diego’s trusted leader for quality health care

Each day at Scripps, we put the vision of our founders — Ellen Browning Scripps and Mother Mary Michael Cummings — into action, dedicating ourselves to quality, safe, cost-efficient, socially responsible health care for everyone we serve. We keep that vision at the forefront as we care for patients, engage in clinical research and ultimately improve community health.  


With Scripps, you get an ally. A friend. A partner who believes in the healthiest version of you. And we do everything within our power to get you there and keep you there.   


We do all of this in a supportive, collaborative and caring environment. We do this to make a positive, measurable difference in the health of our patients and people throughout Southern California. We do this to ensure you and your family have access to the best possible care when and where you need it — at every stage in your life. We do this because it is a calling and our mission.  

“The most important and beautiful gift ...

one human being can give to another is, in some way, to make life a little better to live.” — Ellen Browning Scripps, Founder, 1924

What we stand for

Male Scripps physician giving information to a patient in their hospital room.

What we stand for

We’re a $3.1 billion not-for-profit health care organization whose legacy spans decades for one shining reason — excellence. It’s a high bar we’ve set for the entire organization — 15,000 employees, 3,000 affiliated physicians and more than 2,000 volunteers strong. 


It’s been this way since we started. It’s who we are today. It’s where we’ll keep going as we face the challenges of tomorrow.

Who inspires us

Scripps Health President and CEO Chris Van Gorder listens attentively during a meeting.

Who inspires us

Pioneers like Ellen Browning Scripps and Mother Mary Michael Cummings were the visionaries of their time who inspire us today. We’re also inspired by our exceptional physicians, nurses and staff on the front lines of health care every day. Most of all, we’re inspired by our patients who show tremendous courage on their journeys back to health. 

How we give back

Female Scripps provider examines an older female patient in a community clinic.

How we give back

As a not-for-profit organization, it’s our mission to care for everyone who comes through our doors — including devoting significant resources to those who are vulnerable or underserved. It’s this unwavering commitment to our community that defines us. 

Why people love working here

Three female Scripps employees smile and bond, representing life-long careers at Scripps.

Why people love working here

In addition to our drive for excellence, we believe that diversity and inclusivity make us strong and help us all work smarter for a healthy San Diego. That’s just one of the reasons we’re ranked in the Top 100 Places to Work in the nation — and a place where thousands of volunteers serve.

How we fuel our mission

Members of Scripps Health Foundation's donor advisory group break ground at the Prebys Cancer Center.

How we fuel our mission

As a nonprofit health care system, philanthropy is vital to our ability to care for our community. Through support from our donors, Scripps Health Foundation helps us heal, enhance and save lives — today and for generations to come.

How to reach us

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How to reach us

From the customer engagement center for physician referrals to billing and medical records, interpreters, human resources, media and more, we’re here for you. Browse our contact list to find the department or business unit you’d like to reach.