Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla | 100 Great Hospitals in America 2015

Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla (Calif.). Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla has served communities in Southern California since it was established in 1924 by Ellen Browning Scripps, American philanthropist and journalist. Today, the day-to-day operations of the hospital is overseen and managed by Gary G. Fybel, chief executive and senior vice president.

The hospital is licensed for 312 beds and has more than 2,200 employees and approximately 800 affiliated physicians. Annually, La Jolla sees roughly 130,000 patient visits and receives 29,300 emergency room visits. Clinicians there deliver 4,000 babies and perform more than 700 open heart surgeries annually. The La Jolla campus is currently undergoing a major expansion that will include a new $456 million cardiovascular institute. The institute will include 108 private acute-care rooms, 59 intensive care rooms, two hybrid surgical suites and as many as six catheter labs.

Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla is designated by The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center and has received Magnet designation for patient care excellence. This hospital was also reaccredited as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission in 2015. U.S. News & World Report ranked Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla among the top in the nation in eight specialties


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