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Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District becomes affiliate of Scripps Health: 4 things to know

Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District in Brawley, Calif., is now an affiliate of San Diego-based Scripps Health.

Here are four things to know about the affiliation.

1. The affiliation marks the first time a hospital has joined the Scripps network, and the first expansion of the network outside of San Diego County.

2. Pioneers and Scripps entered into a two-year agreement in October 2015, with the goal of Pioneers becoming an affiliate of Scripps.

3. Under the 2015 agreement, Pioneers continues to run as an independent hospital and retains its name and governance structure. However, the agreement includes Scripps providing Pioneers with leadership training and development, assistance with process improvements and other related services.

4. Chris Van Gorder, Scripps president and CEO, expressed excitement over the new milestone in Pioneers' agreement with Scripps. "We are proud to have Pioneers as an affiliate," he said in a prepared statement. "We look forward to continuing our work together to further enhance the quality of healthcare offered in Imperial Valley."


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