Visitor restrictions and mask requirements are still in place at all Scripps facilities. If you suspect you have COVID, please visit MyScripps first and answer the COVID-19 Symptom Checker questions. 

Your browser is out-of-date!

Internet Explorer 11 has been retired by Microsoft as of June 15, 2022. To get the best experience on this website, we recommend using a modern browser, such as Safari, Chrome or Edge.


Media Outlets Cover Recovery Milestone Announcement By Scripps Patient Rod Carew

Press conference at Prebys Cardiovascular Institute featured baseball legend

Scripps Health San Diego Patient, Rod Carew’s recovery.

Scripps heart failure patient and Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew recently announced that he is being evaluated for a heart transplant just five months after Scripps doctors saved his live by implanting a left ventricular assist device (LVAD), a type of heart pump.

The announcement came during a press conference held at Prebys Cardiovascular Institute, where Carew received care for heart failure.

Read the Union-Tribune article: Hall of Famer Rod Carew Gives Heart-Filled Thanks

Read the Coast News Group article: A Grateful Carew Shows His Heart By Helping Others

View coverage by La Prensa (Panama): Carew Jokes and Requests a Young Heart to Give Some ‘Hits’

View coverage by El Latino San Diego: Grata Visita

The original KUSI video, titled "Hall of Famer Rod Carew Gives Heartfelt Thanks," is not available at this time.

Media Contact

Keith Darce