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Thankful Family Supports National Nurses Week

To honor the caring nurses who provide hope and healing, Susan Taylor and her family give back to Scripps

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.


“Dad’s open-heart surgery was very complicated. His recovery took months, and I will never forget those wonderful nurses who helped us throw an 80th birthday party for him in the outdoor healing garden. They did so much for him. They’re my heroes and I’m forever grateful,” says Susan.


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

Join Susan and her family in supporting National Nurses Week

Every dollar donated helps fund Scripps 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 our hospitals, clinics and treatment centers, creating state-of-the-art environments that help patients heal.


National Nurses Week, celebrated May 6 – 12 each year, offers a meaningful opportunity to make your donation.


When you donate online, you can honor your favorite nurse or nurses and send them a personal note of thanks. Once your tribute gift is received, we’ll forward your personal message of gratitude to them.