Barbey Family Emergency and Trauma Center

Advancing excellence in emergency care in San Diego

Advancing excellence in emergency care in San Diego

Located on the campus of Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, the Barbey Family Emergency and Trauma Center offers you the most advanced technology and medical expertise available to treat sudden illness and injuries in a comfortable, caring environment.


Features include:


  • A 33,000-square-foot center, six times the size of our previous space
  • Low wait times, high patient satisfaction
  • 51 private beds
  • State-of-the-art technology for fast and accurate diagnosis
  • Precision imaging in two diagnostic X-ray suites, MRI, ultrasound, a low-dose CT scanner and more
  • A design to promote healing and comfort, with natural lighting and plenty of seating for loved ones
  • Equipment to treat patients with the most traumatic and life-threatening injuries

Journey back from trauma

Three years after an accident left him paralyzed from the neck and shoulders down, Sherown Campbell returns to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla to thank his care team for the care they provided that set the stage for his recovery.


Watch the video to learn more about Sherown Campbell's story.

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Welcome to the center

Click through the slides to see what to expect during your visit.

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Advanced monitoring

Beds monitor vital signs and measure patient weight for medication dosage.

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Expandable trauma bays

The bays include advanced surgical lighting and overhead X-ray and image projection.

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Nurses station

The 33,000-square-foot-center is designed to deliver comprehensive life-saving care.

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Large waiting area

The area includes convenient caregiver access for up-to-date patient information.

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Ambulance bays

The center is equipped to treat patients with the most life-threatening injuries.