Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla

81%

Patients that would definitely recommend
11% higher than the national average

Awards

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Hospital Quality Awards

America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Top 5% in the nation for consistently delivering clinical quality

Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)

Top in the nation for overall patient experience based on nine measures related to doctor and nurse communication, hospital cleanliness and noise levels, and medication and post-discharge care instructions

Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery Award™ (2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in bowel obstruction treatment, colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, esophageal/stomach surgeries, and small intestine surgeries

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia

Critical Care Excellence Award™ (2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating pulmonary embolism, respiratory system failure, sepsis, and diabetic emergencies

Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, esophageal/stomach surgeries, small intestine surgeries, and treating bowel obstruction, gastrointestinal bleeds, and pancreatitis

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care Award™ (2019, 2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating pulmonary embolism, respiratory system failure, sepsis, and diabetic emergencies

General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in bowel obstruction treatment, colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, esophageal/stomach surgeries, and small intestine surgeries

Stroke Care Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in the care and treatment of stroke

Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2017)

Superior clinical outcomes in gynecological surgery

Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ (2017)

Superior clinical care of women during and after childbirth

Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™ (2017)

Superior clinical outcomes during and after childbirth and in surgeries that treat diseases and conditions of the female reproductive system

Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications

An event relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

2 ratings were worse than expected

1 rating was better than expected

  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital

10 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital
  • Hip fracture following surgery
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Acute kidney dysfunction following surgery
  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care
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Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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Data Source

Patient Experience

Patient experience measures tell you how patients felt about the care they received at the hospital. These measures are based on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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81%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
12% higher than the national average

81%

Would definitely recommend
11% higher than the national average

Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla

National Average

Communication with doctors

Percent of patients who said that doctors always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%82%81%

Communication with nurses

Percent of patients who said that nurses always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%80%78%

Communication about medicines

Percent of patients who said that staff always explained medicines before giving them to patients

100%50%0%63%63%

Discharge Information

Percent of patients who said they were given information about recovering at home

100%50%0%86%84%

Care Transition

Percent of patients who said they understood their care needs when they left the hospital

100%50%0%56%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

Percent of patients who said they always received help quickly from hospital staff

100%50%0%64%66%

Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla

National Average

Quietness

Percent of patients who said the area around their rooms was always kept quiet at night

100%50%0%60%60%

Cleanliness

Percent of patients who said their room and bathroom were always kept clean

100%50%0%76%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Chris Theriot Aug 02 2020

Review for Dr. Champaneria

Mike Walter Jul 31 2020

Review for Dr. Cavendish

Jul 30 2020

Review for Dr. Nelson

Jeanette Zarour Jul 30 2020

Review for Dr. Abbo

Jeanette Zarour Jul 30 2020

Review for Dr. Abbo

Jul 29 2020

Review for Dr. Dent

This is my second visit to Dr Chang and I’m glad I found her. Not only is she a good doctor but she is very personable . Thank you Dr Chang. Her office is also well run

Marsha Jul 29 2020

Review for Dr. Chang

Dr. Stahl is an excellent surgeon. He is fast and accurate. My 82 year old mother with many co-morbidities had quintuple bypass surgery and did excellent post op.

Catherine Serrano Jul 27 2020

Review for Dr. Stahl

Nada Adjadj Jul 24 2020

Review for Dr. Downing

joan l Jul 24 2020

Review for Dr. Falconio

I’ve been a patient of Dr. Eisman for a decade due to a chronic lung condition. He has saved my life twice with experienced, knowledgeable diagnosis and focused treatment plan. He has a keen mind and sticks with even the most baffling symptoms. Very professional and always caring.

Jul 22 2020

Review for Dr. Eisman

Dr. Alexander is the BEST! My experiences with Dr. Alexander could not have been better. I feel very grateful to Dr. Alexander for his skill, expertise and his GENUINE concern for his patients. Also, many thanks to his fantastic staff!

Jul 19 2020

Review for Dr. Alexander

Highly recommend Dr Schultzel! Easy to talk to and made me feel comfortable with my gallbladder removal. Surgery went super smooth with very minimal scarring. Couldn't of had a better experience!

Talon Jul 19 2020

Review for Dr. Schultzel

RP Jul 18 2020

Review for Dr. Nelson

I saw Dr. Chang for a suspicious discoloration on my throat. This was my first appointment with her and she spent time gathering history and information regarding the symptoms. She was able to do a biopsy on the area the same day. I am very appreciative of her approach, knowledge and skills.

Jul 16 2020

Review for Dr. Chang

I recently had my breast augmentation with Dr. Salazar, he is awesome! Very kind, listens to all your concerns, and helps you make the best decision for your body type. I highly recommend him!

Tiana Jul 11 2020

Review for Dr. Salazar-Reyes

She is kind, caring and very knowledgeable. My favorite GYN by far.

Jen, PA-C Jul 11 2020

Review for Dr. Buchi

Dr. Chang is very knowledgeable. When we decided to go with surgery Dr. Chang did everything in her power to get it approved.

Jen Jul 09 2020

Review for Dr. Chang

AC Jul 08 2020

Review for Dr. Chang

Jul 08 2020

Review for Dr. Karam

Dean Jul 08 2020

Review for Dr. Michelson

Guita H. Jul 06 2020

Review for Dr. Hess

Dr. Kabat and his staff are efficient, courteous, and professional. Dr. Kabat is thorough during his battery of assessments. I trust and recommend his services.

Jul 05 2020

Review for Dr. Kabat

Jul 03 2020

Review for Dr. Rogers

Jul 03 2020

Review for Dr. Salazar-Reyes

Denise C. Taylor Jul 02 2020

Review for Dr. Ostrup

I have been a patient of Dr. Riley since 2002. She shows herself to be considerate, capable, intelligent, curious, and compassionate. I highly recommend her.

Dan Frazee Jun 30 2020

Review for Dr. Riley

She is a great practitioner, does not gave up until finding out what is wrong with you, very professional and caring.

Jairo Moran Jun 29 2020

Review for Dr. Chang

Lynn A Jun 28 2020

Review for Dr. Chang

Mel Jun 28 2020

Review for Dr. Chang

Jun 27 2020

Review for Dr. Newman

I know I am in good hands with Dr. Schultzel whenever I go to him for my knee injections. He is always kind and puts me at ease before he delivers the injections. He gets it right every time!

Margaret Karen Daley Jun 26 2020

Review for Dr. Schultzel

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Jun 25 2020

Review for Dr. Buchi

Jun 23 2020

Review for Dr. Baradarian

Jun 21 2020

Review for Dr. Pillar

All of my visits have been timely. The staff is kind and supportive and Dr Salazar is a Miracle worker!!!

Kimberly Luxenberg Jun 20 2020

Review for Dr. Salazar-Reyes

Jun 20 2020

Review for Dr. Bhoyrul

Stacy Lindberg (Was McGeary at time of treatment) Jun 19 2020

Review for Dr. Just

Sheri H. Jun 18 2020

Review for Dr. Perlman

Dr. Schultzel Is very excellent at what he does as well as kind, personable and focused on you as his patient. My shoulder surgery was pain-free and extremely successful.

Nicholas Houze Jun 18 2020

Review for Dr. Schultzel

Dr. Scott has great bedside manner. He is exceptional pain management specialist, always listening to my concerns and he knows his stuff. Both my husband and I have seen doctor for quite few year now. we trusted his opinion and his treatment. I highly recommend Dr. Scott.

Lan Tran Jun 18 2020

Review for Dr. Scott

Dr Bui has been my heart doctor for the last 5 years and I highly recommend her as a doctor. Never hurries, listens to my ever questions, gives intelligent advice and trained at one of the best hospitals in America.

Gary D Hood Jun 17 2020

Review for Dr. Bui

Glen F. Jun 17 2020

Review for Dr. Martin

Deborah Jun 16 2020

Review for Dr. Sanchez-Mejia

Jun 13 2020

Review for Dr. Salazar-Reyes

Jun 13 2020

Review for Dr. Deitch

I broke my leg and really thought my leg would be ruined for the rest of my life but Dr. Smith's expertise and knowledge saved me. I am so grateful for him!

Tayler W. Jun 10 2020

Review for Dr. Smith

Brian Cromer Jun 09 2020

Review for Dr. Jaksha

Jun 06 2020

Review for Dr. Einhorn

Outstanding is all I can say! He saved my life and saved me from open heart surgery with stents. I received the best care.

Audrey Loera Jun 04 2020

Review for Dr. Teirstein

Dr. Bronner cares deeply for every one of his patients and digs deep to make sure he covers all bases. He doesn't just look at one result and decide, he makes sure to really dig deep and consider all things when suggesting treatment.

Cristi Jun 03 2020

Review for Dr. Handwerger

Linda Jun 03 2020

Review for Dr. Coufal

I adore Dr. Jaffer. He has been my allergist for 25 years and also treated my son. He is very intelligent, caring, and professional. He has a terrific staff. Shayna and Mary are both very knowledgeable. I don't know what I'll do when he retires! It will feel as if I am losing part of my family.

Best Doctor Ever Jun 03 2020

Review for Dr. Jaffer

Excellent

Oscar Jun 02 2020

Review for Dr. Pillar

Dr Buchi is the best and most professional Dr which I had in my entire life.

Hanieh May 31 2020

Review for Dr. Buchi

May 30 2020

Review for Dr. Ostrup

Dr Weiss is very knowledgeable and caring. She has helped me tremendously. I feel so much better. She also went out of her way to help me in an emergency. I highly recommend Dr. Weiss.

May 30 2020

Review for Dr. Weiss

He got rid of a decade full of pain in 5 minutes. I am so grateful to him for that....

Rosaria Diaz May 29 2020

Review for Dr. Dentico-Olin

Excelent neurocirujano y ser humano

Ysela Camarena May 29 2020

Review for Dr. Sanchez-Mejia

May 29 2020

Review for Dr. Austin

Totally ignored patients symptoms. Tried to turf the patient. No resolution with this hack of an MD. Don't go to him! Written by Nurse Advocate

May 29 2020

Review for Dr. Tung

Liz Baker May 28 2020

Review for Dr. Schultzel

Dr. Downing is a very gifted surgeon. I am so very pleased with the outcome of the elbow surgery he performed and the after care I received. His staff is pleasant and knowledgable and willing to help. I wouldn't hesitate in referring him to others.

Janice Nickett May 27 2020

Review for Dr. Downing

Dr. Mark is incredible. His professionalism and talent as a surgeon is epic. He removed a hard ganglion cyst from my wrist/joint without any issues, and my scar will most likely completely go away on its own. Thank you again for everything, Dr. Shultzel!

Kyle P. May 24 2020

Review for Dr. Schultzel

Dr. Cetel treated me for years as we worked through the various options. She was extremely patient and willing to explore options. Thanks to Dr. Cetel, my insomnia has been gone for several years.

May 23 2020

Review for Dr. Cetel

Michael and Surunya Puente May 22 2020

Review for Dr. Gurushanthaiah

My experience with Dr. Morikado was overwhelmingly negative. In a nutshell she was callous and dismissive. I left the ER will little to no help, still in pain, with no diagnosis. Maybe my insurance wasn't good enough for her to care about doing her job.

May 22 2020

Review for Dr. Morikado

May 21 2020

Review for Dr. Ostrup

May 20 2020

Review for Dr. Karam

S. Stevens May 20 2020

Review for Dr. Nguyen

Very informative and listened to me thoroughly. I was quite pleased with his communication skills and the amount of time he gave me.

Lisa May 20 2020

Review for Dr. Luu

Lawrence S May 19 2020

Review for Dr. Deitch

Dr. Dale Martin has been my dermatologist for over 15 years now and I've always been treated fair, with kindness and professionalism. The waiting room, office and clinic is clean and well kept. The receptionist usually will call a few days prior to an appointment with a reminder text or email.

Lawrence E. C. age 56 May 19 2020

Review for Dr. Martin

Dr. Schultzel did a wonderful job taking care of my hemorrhoids and getting me in for my colonoscopy. He used the rubber band ligation to fix my condition. He took care of all my problems. I am very pleased with the outcome and would highly recommended him.

May 18 2020

Review for Dr. Schultzel

Richard Tufo May 17 2020

Review for Dr. Moussavian

May 16 2020

Review for Dr. Coden

Nora Green May 15 2020

Review for Nabat Mirpourian

Dr. Goldsztein is an amazing doctor. He performed my cochlear implant surgery 2 months ago. He explains everything well, he’s so kind and soft spoken. His bedside manner is great. He did a flawless job on my surgery and preserved what hearing I had left in my ear. A literal amazing doctor.

Kailey May 14 2020

Review for Dr. Goldsztein

May 13 2020

Review for Dr. Schultzel

Linda henry May 13 2020

Review for Dr. Davis

Christophger Kansaki May 12 2020

Review for Dr. McDonough

May 11 2020

Review for Dr. Schultzel

May 10 2020

Review for Dr. Schleimer

Katie May 09 2020

Review for Dr. Salazar-Reyes

May 09 2020

Review for Dr. Jain

Dr Handwerger is the most caring Dr i have ever seen. He takes the time to really see how he can help you. He explains it so i can understand it. He will call you to check up on how i'm doing. I wholeheartedly recommend Dr Bronner Handwerger .

Douglas Cramer May 08 2020

Review for Dr. Handwerger

Alaa Elsadek May 07 2020

Review for Dr. Schultzel

May 06 2020

Review for Dr. Schultzel

May 05 2020

Review for Dr. Shoemaker

Kat Green May 05 2020

Review for Dr. Gurushanthaiah

May 05 2020

Review for Dr. Schultzel

JP in San Diego, CA May 2, 2020 May 05 2020

Review for Dr. Kim

May 04 2020

Review for Dr. Schultzel

WHITNEY PRATT May 04 2020

Review for Dr. Witman

Alan May 02 2020

Review for Dr. Ostrup

Outstanding Dr! He gave clear detailed explanations and kept an easing positive attitude. My entire experience was exactly as he told me it would be and I am recovering without any complications. Highly recommend him if you need something fixed.

Dwight Apr 29 2020

Review for Dr. Schultzel

Location

Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla

9888 Genesee Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037

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