LA JOLLA, Calif. (Nov. 12, 2020) – Scripps Health and Kaiser Permanente announced today that the two nonprofit health systems have signed a five-year comprehensive agreement, continuing a legacy of working together for the good of the community.
Under the agreement, Scripps will continue to be the exclusive provider of cardiac surgery and interventional cardiology (at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla) to the nearly 630,000 Kaiser Permanente members across San Diego County. Scripps is consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the region's leader for cardiology and heart surgery, a distinction reflective of the exceptional skills of the cardiovascular physicians of Kaiser Permanente and Scripps Health.
"This agreement extends our close working partnership that has been built over the past 40 years around quality, medical management, and patient satisfaction," said Scripps President and CEO Chris Van Gorder. "In today's health care environment, collaboration is more important than ever before. Through it, we make the best use of our infrastructure and leverage our expertise to best serve the community."
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"Kaiser Permanente and Scripps have worked in partnership for the past four decades to provide premier cardiovascular services to San Diego County," said Jane Finley, Senior Vice President & Area Manager for Kaiser Permanente San Diego. "Through this new agreement, we look forward to even greater opportunities to provide innovative, leading edge cardiovascular health care."
About Scripps Health
Founded in 1924 by philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps, Scripps Health is a nonprofit integrated health care delivery system based in San Diego, Calif. Scripps treats more than 600,000 patients annually through the dedication of 3,000 affiliated physicians and more than 15,000 employees among its five acute-care hospital campuses, home health care services, 28 outpatient centers and clinics, and hundreds of affiliated physician offices throughout the region.
Recognized as a leader in disease and injury prevention, diagnosis and treatment, Scripps is also at the forefront of clinical research. With three highly respected graduate medical education programs, Scripps is a longstanding member of the Association of American Medical Colleges. Scripps has been ranked five times as one of the nation's best health care systems by Truven Health Analytics. Its hospitals are ranked No. 1 in San Diego County and among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Scripps also is recognized by Advisory Board, Fortune and Working Mother magazine as one of the best places in the nation to work. More information can be found at www.scripps.org.