Scripps La Jolla Included in ‘100 Great Hospitals in America’

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Becker’s Hospital Review has named Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla one of the “100 Great Hospitals in America,” in its 2014 compilation of some of the most prominent, forward-thinking and focused health care facilities in the nation.

According to the health care industry trade publication, the facilities included on the list are “home to many medical and scientific breakthroughs, provide best-in-class patient care and are stalwarts of their communities, serving as academic hubs or local mainstays.”

“This recognition by Becker’s Hospital Review is a great tribute to the work that is performed at Scripps on a daily basis,” said Gary G. Fybel, senior vice president and chief executive of Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. “Everyone in our organization, including physicians, staff members and volunteers, works together to provide safe, high quality and compassionate care to all of our patients.”

The 318-bed Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, a Level II trauma center, was the first hospital in San Diego to receive Magnet designation for nursing excellence. The campus is also home to Prebys Cardiovascular Institute. This 383,000-square-foot facility is scheduled to open for patient care in 2015 and will usher in a new era of medicine and transform heart care for generations to come.

To develop the “100 Great Hospitals in America” list, the editorial team at Becker’s Hospital Review conducted research, considered nominations and evaluated reputable hospital ranking sources, such as U.S. News & World Report, Truven Health Analytics’ 100 Top Hospitals, Healthgrades, Magnet designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, The Leapfrog Group and several other resources.

In 2013, Truven Health Analytics named Scripps Health one of the top 15 health systems in the country. U.S. News & World Report recently ranked Scripps La Jolla Hospitals and Clinics – which includes Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and its affiliate Scripps Green Hospital – as the No. 6 hospital in California and one of the top 50 in the country for six specialties, including cardiology, orthopedics and gastroenterology.

The complete list can be read at Becker’s Hospital Review.

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