Scripps Health and Kaiser Permanente Heart Care Partnership

A visionary partnership in heart care

Two male cardiologists  confer patient notes in in a hospital hallway as part of the Scripps Kaiser Permanente partnership.

Dr. Jerrold Glassman, Cardiology, Scripps (right) and Kaiser Permanente Cardiologist Jeffrey Cavendish, MD

A visionary partnership in heart care

For more than 30 years, Kaiser Permanente has chosen Scripps Health to be its partner in cardiac care. Scripps is the exclusive provider of heart surgery to more than 500,000 Kaiser Permanente members throughout the San Diego County.

Additionally, Kaiser Permanente cardiologists and electrophysiologists perform catheter-based procedures for their heart patients at Scripps.

U.S. News & World Report has consistently ranked Scripps the best in San Diego and one of the "Best Hospitals" in the nation for cardiology and heart surgery.

Kaiser Permanente and Prebys Cardiovascular Institute

Through this partnership, Kaiser Permanente patients in San Diego County receive their cardiac care at Prebys Cardiovascular Institute — a world-class heart care center that serves as the premier heart care destination on the West Coast. Prebys Cardiovascular Institute features include:

  • 108 inpatient beds in private rooms with abundant natural light and sweeping views
  • Patient rooms designed to create a serene environment to increase well-being and boost the healing process
  • 59 intensive care unit beds designed for optimum patient monitoring
  • Four state-of-the-art operating rooms
  • Two hybrid operating rooms
  • Three cardiac catheterization labs with the most advanced medical technology
  • Enhanced infection control incorporated throughout the hospital
  • Centralized cardiac research program


Get answers to frequently asked questions about cardiac care at Scripps for Kaiser Permanente patients, from copay information to medical records and more.

Kaiser Permanente heart patient resources

Scripps Health and Kaiser Permanente have developed a number of helpful resources designed to educate patients about key aspects of heart care and preparing for an upcoming procedure.