New Homeless Patient State Law Affects Hospitals

Scripps Mercy Hospital treated 7,000 homeless patients last year

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Scripps Mercy Hospital treated 7,000 homeless patients last year

Scripps Mercy Hospital was recently featured in an article about a new state law aimed at ensuring that homeless patients needing recovery care have a place to go once they are discharged from hospitals.


Deb McQuillen, chief operations executive at Scripps Mercy, said at least 7,000 homeless patients received care at the emergency departments at the Hillcrest and Chula Vista campuses last year.


Read the article in the Voice of San Diego: New state law is forcing San Diego to grapple with its lack of recovery options for homeless patients

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