According to the health care industry trade publication, the facilities included on the list are “home to many medical and scientific breakthroughs, provide best-in-class patient care and are stalwarts of their communities, serving as academic hubs or local mainstays.”
“This recognition by Becker’s Hospital Review is a great tribute to the work that is performed at Scripps on a daily basis,” said Gary Fybel, senior vice president and chief executive of Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. “Everyone in our organization, including physicians, staff members and volunteers, works together to provide safe, high-quality and compassionate care to all of our patients.”
The Chicago-based publication is geared toward upper-level hospital administrators and served a circulation of about 18,500. It evaluated hospital ranking sources such as U.S. News and World Report and Truven Health Analytics in determining its findings.
The 318-bed hospital was the first in San Diego to receive a designation for nursing excellence. The campus is home to Prebys Cardiovascular Institute, scheduled to open in 2015.
In 2013, Truven Health Analytics named Scripps Health one of the top 15 health systems in the country. U.S. News & World Report recently ranked Scripps La Jolla Hospitals and Clinics—which includes Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Green Hospital, its affiliate—the No. 6 hospital in California and one of the top 50 in the country for six specialties, including cardiology, orthopedics and gastroenterology.
Founded in 1924 by philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps, San Diego-based Scripps Health is a nonprofit, integrated health system based in San Diego, Calif. It treats 500,000 patients annually and employs 2,600 affiliated physicians and 13,500 hospital personnel among its five acute-care hospital campuses, hospice and home health care services. It maintains an ambulatory care network of physician offices and 26 outpatient centers and clinics.
In a related development, the hospital is one of three Scripps facilities to earn high-level performance achievement awards from the American heart and stroke associations.
The award recognizes 24 consecutive months of exceeding the national benchmark in several categories of stroke care.