Fortune/Merative Top 15 Health Systems
In June 2022, the Scripps Health system was recognized in the 2022 Fortune/Merative 15 Top Health Systems list. Our health system received the honor of being designated as one of the top performing health systems in the U.S. on the debut of the Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals list. The organizations on this year’s 100 Top Hospitals and 15 Top Health Systems lists represent those that held up best against the pandemic’s ongoing stress test. They achieved better results than peer institutions on performance indicators intended to measure clinical outcomes, operational efficiency, patient experience and financial health. Merative (formerly IBM Watson Health), a data, analytics and technology partner for the health industry, has identified the top health systems from a rigorous evaluation of 349 health systems and 3,206 hospitals that are members of health systems. The annual list recognizes excellence in clinical outcomes, operational efficiency and patient experience. Merative established the list to help identify top performance benchmarks that may help other healthcare organizations achieve consistent, balanced, and sustainable high performance.
Scripps Green Hospital, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas and Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego earned an “A” and Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista earned a “B” (with a 0.1022 difference to an “A” score) for hospital safety from The Leapfrog Group in Spring 2022. All five hospitals campuses also received top grades for Fall 2022. Scripps Encinitas, Green, La Jolla and Mercy San Diego received A ratings in the fall report, while Scripps Mercy Chula Vista received a B rating — just missing an A rating by a 0.0054 difference. Our leadership team is committed to achieving top marks for all Scripps hospitals by reducing errors, injuries, accidents and infections. The Leapfrog Group is a nonprofit organization that promotes safety, quality and transparency in health care.
U.S. News Best Hospitals
For 2022-2023, Scripps was recognized in the annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings. The honor recognizes the nation’s top 50 hospitals that excel in treating patients with the most challenging health care needs. U.S. News evaluates hospitals in 16 adult specialties and 19 procedures and conditions in order to determine the ranking. More than 4,500 hospitals are evaluated each year.
World’s Best Hospital list
In 2022, Newsweek named Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla to its World's Best Hospitals list for being a front-line leader in medicine's constantly evolving war against COVID-19.
Opioid Care Honor Roll
Scripps Health was named to the 2021 Opioid Care Honor Roll, which recognizes three tiers of performance: Superior Performance, Excellent Progress and Most Improved. All four of our hospitals — the Scripps Mercy Hospital campus, Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Green Hospital — received Superior Performance recognition. Hospitals achieving Superior Performance have implemented advanced, innovative opioid stewardship strategies across multiple service lines, consistently achieving the highest level of performance. In addition, these hospitals are actively measuring and monitoring performance for the purpose of continued quality improvement.
U.S. News & World Report Best in Nation in 5 Specialties
The combined programs of Scripps Green Hospital and Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla are ranked among the best in the nation in five specialties, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-23 Best Hospitals list. The five specialties that Scripps Green and Scripps La Jolla rank in are orthopedics, cardiology and heart surgery, gynecology, urology, gastroenterology and GI surgery.
California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC)
In 2022, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista and Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego were recognized by the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC). CMQCC is a nationally recognized maternal quality improvement group that focuses on improving hospital-based maternity care in California. CMQCC works collaboratively with stakeholders across the state to identify the key causes of maternal mortality and morbidity and, most importantly, develops tools to help hospitals improve maternal patient safety. Through our ongoing efforts and partnerships, CMQCC has helped California achieve one of the lowest overall maternal mortality rates in the country.
Newsweek List of Best Maternity Hospitals
In 2021 and 2022, Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego and Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista were named on the Newsweek list of Best Maternity Hospitals for demonstrating excellence in maternity care. The facilities on this list met high standards for safety and quality of the care they provide to mothers and newborns.
American Heart & Stroke Association Gold Plus Quality Achievement
In 2020, all five Scripps Health hospital campuses earned the Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. The award recognizes hospitals that deliver high-quality, life-saving stroke care. The Joint Commission also certified our four Scripps emergency rooms as Primary Stroke Centers. This means our hospitals have the critical elements in place to achieve long-term success after stroke.
Newsweek America’s Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers
In 2022, Newsweek ranked Scripps among America's Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers. This year the list spotlights 470 facilities in the 25 states with the most ambulatory surgery centers. The Scripps ranked facilities are as follows:
- Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo
- Scripps Clinic Carmel Valley
- Scripps Mercy Surgery Pavilion
- Scripps Ambulatory Surgery Center - Ximed Building
- Scripps Encinitas Surgery Center