La Jolla, Calif. – For the sixth consecutive year, Scripps Clinic will be the official medical provider at one of the most prestigious golf tournaments on the PGA Tour. Previously known as the Buick Invitational, the annual event is now the San Diego Open. The tournament is expected to draw millions of television viewers and bring 140,000 – 160,000 visitors from around the world to the Torrey Pines Golf Course – which is located directly behind the Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines campus in La Jolla, Calif.
During the event, which runs from January 25 – 31, Scripps Clinic medical providers will be using their expertise to ensure golf fans at the tournament get timely, high quality care. Urgent care specialists will be providing first-aid inside the medical tent on the North Course. The Scripps Mobile Medical Unit, a 40-foot bus staffed with clinicians and equipped with basic health assessment and treatment tools, will be on standby to handle acute care needs on the South Course behind the 18th tee. Those resources combined with Scripps Clinic’s 24-hour urgent care and Scripps Green Hospital’s 173-bed facility put life-saving interventions within reach for spectators and players.
Inside the Scripps Clinic exhibition, located along the 18th fairway, clinicians will offer free skin cancer screenings, healing touch therapy, posture assessments and flexibility tests. Golf fans on the go can grab bags filled with hand sanitizer, bottled water, sunscreen, first-aid kits and protective lip balm.
To find Scripps Clinic’s medical and first aid services during the event, view the 2010 San Diego Open’s interactive course map (the link to the course map is no longer available).
Founded in 1924, Scripps Clinic is a multi-specialty medical group that provides outpatient care for consumers at multiple locations throughout San Diego County including Torrey Pines, Del Mar, Encinitas, La Jolla, Mission Valley, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho San Diego and Santee. Known for its research-driven care and medical specialty expertise, Scripps Clinic is an operating unit of Scripps Health, a not-for-profit, community-based health care delivery network that includes more than 2,600 affiliated physicians, five acute-care hospitals, home health care and associated support services. Scripps Health is one of the largest health care organizations in San Diego County, drawing from the expertise of more than 12,000 health care professionals.