City Council Votes to Allow Scripps Encinitas Hospital Expansion to Proceed

The Encinitas City Council voted on May 13 to allow the expansion of Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas to proceed. The council’s vote denied an appeal of a city planning commission decision that approved the project’s environmental report, and approved the required building permits.

In explaining its decision, the city council cited the growing community’s need for additional medical services. Many of the concerned community members that attended the hearing expressed similar views.

See City Council denies appeal of Scripps project in the North County Times for more coverage of the hearing.

The hospital expansion will include:

  • An expanded emergency department — the only one between Oceanside and La Jolla
  • Additional private, inviting patient rooms
  • Increased availability of medical specialists on campus
  • More accessible parking