As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations have risen once again, media outlets have recently reported on efforts at Scripps Health hospitals to prepare for increasing patient volumes and to implement new staff and visitor vaccination orders from the state.
Scripps President and CEO Chris Van Gorder and Ghazala Sharieff, MD, MBA and Scripps chief medical officer for acute care and clinical excellence, have discussed a number of efforts including the re-opening of surge tents outside emergency rooms.
Read the Coast News article: Scripps Encinitas Prepares for Surge of COVID-19 Cases
Watch the CBS 8 report: State Orders All Workers in Health Care Setting to Be Vaccinated
Read the Union-Tribune article: Hospital Admissions Rising Across San Diego as COVID-19 Spreads Among Unvaccinated
Watch the NBC7 report: As COVID-19 Hospitalizations Rise Again, Hospital Staff Plea Public Do Their Part
Listen to the KPBS Midday Edition Interview: San Diego County Seeing Steady Rise in COVID Hospitalization
Watch the Fox 5 report: Surge Tents Return Amid Uptick in COVID Patients in San Diego County
Watch the CBS 8 report: Scripps Health Brings Back Outdoor Hospital Tents to Accommodate Busy Summer
Watch the 10News report: San Diego County Hospitals Prepare for a Surge in COVID-19 Patients
Read the KPBS report: Surge Tents Return to Scripps Encinitas