SAN DIEGO, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Since wildfires began raging across
San Diego County on Sunday Oct. 21, Scripps Health has treated 166 patients
affected by the blazes at its hospital-based emergency departments and
urgent care facilities.
Patients continue to arrive at Scripps' emergency departments with a
wide range of conditions associated with the wildfires, such as respiratory
distress, fall-related injuries, chest pain, hypertension, sinus
infections, minor burns and anxiety. In addition to treating patients who
arrive directly at Scripps' facilities, Scripps has also received patients
who were transferred from other hospitals. Fire-related patient visits to
Scripps emergency facilities are as follows:
-- Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla: 63 patients (15 inpatient
-- Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines Urgent Care Center: 42 patients (2
inpatient admissions to Scripps Green Hospital)
-- Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista: 31 patients (1 inpatient
-- Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego: 18 patients (6 inpatient admissions)
-- Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas 12 patients (2 inpatient
"Scripps has a dedicated team of physicians, nurses, and other
caregivers who are working round the clock to make sure San Diegans receive
the care they need during this disaster," said Scripps Health President and
CEO Chris Van Gorder.
All five of Scripps' acute care hospital campuses are open to provide
ongoing patient care and emergency services. In addition, outpatient care
is available at Scripps Clinic Mission Valley, Scripps Clinic Santee and
Scripps Mercy Medical Group in Hillcrest. Scripps Health is one of the
largest health care systems in San Diego County.
Earlier today, Scripps Health announced the closure of Scripps Clinic
Rancho San Diego and Scripps Mercy Medical Group Bonita, which are located
in designated wildfire evacuation areas. Also due to the wildfires, Scripps
has closed Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo, Scripps Clinic Encinitas and
Scripps Clinic Carmel Valley. Personnel from these closed facilities have
been redeployed to support other Scripps facilities.
For updated information, please check http://www.scripps.org.
SOURCE Scripps Health