San Diego Gamma Knife Center is located on the campus of Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla.
Established in 1924 by Ellen Browning Scripps, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, one of the county’s six designated trauma centers, offers a wide range of clinical and surgical services including 24-hour emergency services; intensive care; interventional cardiology and radiology; radiation oncology; cardiothoracic and orthopedic services; neurology; ophthalmology; and mental health and psychology services.
Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla moved from downtown La Jolla to a 43-acre site east of Interstate 5 in 1964 and today has 293 licensed beds and more than 2,200 employees. A wide range of specialty services and programs are located on the hospital’s campus including the Cardiac Treatment Center, Imaging Center, The Whittier Institute for Diabetes and Scripps Polster Breast Care Center.
In April 2005, the hospital was awarded the prestigious Magnet Designation for excellence in patient care, a distinction conferred by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association (ANA). Scripps La Jolla becomes the first hospital in San Diego County to receive this honor and one of only five in California.
This designation places Scripps La Jolla in the top tier of U.S. hospitals. With nearly 6,000 hospitals in the United States, less than 2 percent have achieved Magnet Designation, and is recognition that Scripps La Jolla meets the highest standards of patient care and nursing practice, maintains exemplary staffing ratios, and attracts nurses, clinical staff and physicians by encouraging excellence, collegiality, collaboration, and professionalism.
Magnet hospitals have shown better patient outcomes in study after study. The ANA chose the term “magnet” to describe a hospital’s ability to attract high-quality healthcare professionals because of a reputation that is among the finest in the nation.
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To contact Scripps Memorial Hospital, please call (800) SCRIPPS.