Expanded surgical department opens at Scripps


In the latest in a string of recent improvements to its hospital campus, Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas has opened an expansion of its surgical services department.

The enhancements include two new state-of-the-art operating rooms, bringing the hospital’s total to six. The project also brings in new advanced visualization technology for surgical procedures, a renovated pathology workroom and an updated pre-op suite with 11 patient bays.

The expansion received licensing approval on Feb. 18 from the California Department of Public Health and is now open for patient care. The surgical services project was funded with a combination of philanthropy, income from operations and debt financing.

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