At Scripps, Dr. Hamreus has held numerous leadership positions and earned several accolades. She is currently co-medical director of Scripps Health Inpatient Providers Medical Group, co-medical director of Scripps’ systemwide behavioral health care line, and serves on the physician professional practice review committee and bylaws committee at Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Hamreus is past chief of family medicine for Scripps Mercy Hospital’s San Diego and Chula Vista campuses and was named physician of the quarter three times at Scripps La Jolla.
As chief of staff, Dr. Hamreus plans to focus on enhancing educational and leadership programs for Scripps Mercy medical staff members. For new physicians, she plans to offer monthly orientations to instill Scripps Mercy’s standards for safety and high-quality, compassionate care. Dr. Hamreus also intends to convene twice-yearly summits for the hospital’s existing department Chiefs, and to foster more opportunities for leadership development and professional collaboration. She also will support efforts to bring a new Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center outpatient facility to Scripps Mercy’s San Diego campus.
During her tenure as chief of staff, Dr. Hamreus will continue to practice hospital medicine at Scripps Mercy Hospital. She also will continue her role as a medical faculty member of the family medicine residency training program of Family Health Centers of San Diego.
Dr. Hamreus earned her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from California State University, San Marcos and her doctor of osteopathic medicine and surgery from De Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Iowa. She completed her family medicine residency and served as chief resident at the Ventura County Medical Center in California. Dr. Hamreus is board certified in family medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine.
Dr. Hamreus resides in Encinitas with her husband, Tim. She has a daughter and four grandchildren. Dr. Hamreus enjoys glass blowing, painting, gardening and skiing.
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