Scripps invests $53.5M into community benefit services in North County


Scripps Health, through Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, invested $53.5 million into community benefit programs and services in coastal North County during fiscal year 2015.

The nonprofit health system recently released its 2016 Community Benefit Report detailing its community benefit activities for fiscal year 2015 (October 2014 through September 2015). Across San Diego County, Scripps invested $353.6 million into community benefit programs. A copy of the report is available online at

Scripps cares for some of the most vulnerable people in San Diego County, often at low to no cost to them. While the largest portion of its community benefit efforts in coastal North County went toward uncompensated care, Scripps also invested in training for new physicians, health screenings, health education, support groups, blood drives and other important community needs through Scripps Encinitas.

“Our commitment to the San Diego community continues as strong as ever with thousands of employees, physicians and volunteers working together to meet our patients’ needs,” said Chris Van Gorder, Scripps president and CEO. “Scripps is proud to continue our legacy of making a vital and measurable difference in the communities that we serve.”

Meeting community needs in North County Scripps divides community benefit services into three categories: uncompensated health care, community health improvement services and professional education and health research.

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