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Dad’s Compassionate Care Leads Susan Taylor to Join Scripps

Inspired former news anchor finds a new way to help others

Susan Taylor, executive director, external affairs, 
Scripps Health, and former TV news anchor.

Susan Taylor, executive director, external affairs,
Scripps Health, and former TV news anchor.

Scripps employee and former TV news anchor Susan Taylor had a life-changing experience when her father, Robert, needed open-heart surgery. During his extended hospital stay, the family witnessed an extraordinary level of care that was delivered to every patient, every day.


“After walking the halls at all hours, I came to realize that everyone who enters those doors gets treated the same way: with a smile, a hug and a profound sensitivity to the patient and their family,” says Susan.


The experience moved Susan to leave her TV career and join Scripps Health, and prompted her family to show their gratitude by donating to Scripps and helping others.

Join Susan and her family in giving back to help Scripps patients

Every dollar donated helps fund patient support services, acquire more precise diagnostic tools, introduce surgical techniques that minimize risk, pain and recovery times, and more.


Donations also support Scripps’ medical education programs and help attract world-class physicians and researchers, as well as top-quality nurses and technicians. Contributions to capital campaigns help build and improve Scripps hospitals, clinics and treatment centers, creating state-of-the-art environments that help patients heal.

Make a tribute gift in honor of your favorite caregiver

When you make an online donation you can make it in honor of a special Scripps employee and send them a personal note of thanks. Once your tribute gift is received, we’ll forward your personal message of gratitude to them.