Scripps Health announced today that the 27 physicians of the highly regarded La Jolla Radiology Medical Group are joining Scripps Clinic Medical Group in a deal completed today to offer comprehensive radiology services at Scripps facilities across the region.
“This is an ideal partnership based on a mutual goal for excellence in care,” said Robert Sarnoff, president of Scripps Clinic Medical Group. “This partnership will provide additional resources to the comprehensive level of care we provide our patients.”
Scripps Clinic includes more than 400 physicians practicing in more than 50 areas of medicine and surgery. Scripps Health contracts for the exclusive services of the Scripps Clinic Medical Group physicians through the Scripps Medical Foundation.
Physicians of the former La Jolla Radiology Medical Group will continue to provide patient services in locations throughout the county, including La Jolla, Encinitas and Chula Vista.
The La Jolla Radiology Medical Group has had a long-standing relationship with Scripps Health, and a solid history of quality care. Many of the group’s physicians have been recognized by their peers as some of the top doctors in the county. These well-respected physicians provide their patients with a variety of imaging services, including interventional radiology; oncology therapies; and women’s health imaging, including bone density screening and mammograms.
“We are looking forward to continuing our radiology practice as part of Scripps Clinic,” said Ross Christensen , former president of La Jolla Radiology Medical Group. “This partnership allows us to continue to provide the highest level of care to the San Diego community in conjunction with the mission of Scripps.”
Seven medical groups have joined Scripps since 2008, including La Jolla Radiology Medical Group, Sharp Mission Park Medical Group, Penn Elm Medical Group, Del Mar Medical Clinic, North Coast Women’s Care, North County OB-GYN Medical Group and Del Mar Family Practice.