News | October 23, 2007

Scripps Health Treats More Than 160 Fire Victims at Emergency Departments Across San Diego County

October 24, 2007 - Since wildfires began raging across San Diego County Sunday, Oct. 21, Scripps Health has treated 166 patients affected by the blazes at its hospital-based emergency departments and urgent care facilities.

Scripps officials said patients continue to arrive at its 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, it 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 admissions)
- Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines Urgent Care Center: 42 patients (two inpatient admissions to Scripps Green Hospital)
- Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista: 31 patients (one inpatient admission)
- Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego: 18 patients (six inpatient admissions)
- Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas 12 patients (two inpatient admissions)

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.

On Oct. 23, 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 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 more information: www.scripps.org

Related Content

Technology | Archive Cloud Storage | May 26, 2017
Intelerad Medical Systems launched CosmosOne, a living medical archive that centralizes all types of patient health...
NucleusHealth Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Nucleus.io
Technology | Remote Viewing Systems | May 25, 2017
NucleusHealth has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its Nucleus.io technology.
Technology | Archive Cloud Storage | May 19, 2017
Visage Imaging Inc. announced Visage 7 Open Archive is now available in North America, comprising the latest modular...
Novarad, Ncompass Enterprise Imaging Solution, Universal Viewer, VNA, HIMSS17, RSNA 2017
Technology | Enterprise Imaging | February 23, 2017
Utah-based healthcare technology company Novarad launched its Ncompass Enterprise Imaging Solution at the Healthcare...
Sectra, cloud-based archive, PACS, Cross-Enterprise Workflow, Universal Viewer, John Muir Health
News | Archive Cloud Storage | January 31, 2017
Sectra announced that John Muir Health has purchased an archive to store radiology and cardiology studies in the cloud...
Fujifilm, Synapse VNA version 6.2, RSNA 2016
Technology | Archive Cloud Storage | January 10, 2017
January 10, 2017 — The TeraMedica Division of Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc.
Dicom Systems, Enterprise-Class DICOM Modality Worklist, DMWL, RSNA 2016
Technology | Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) | November 21, 2016
Dicom Systems announced that it will demonstrate the next generation of Enterprise-Class DICOM Modality Worklist (DMWL...
Ambra Health, St. Luke's University Health Network, medical image exchange, RSNA 2016
News | Remote Viewing Systems | November 18, 2016
Ambra Health and St. Luke's University Health Network recently announced a new partnership that offers patients a...
Dicom Systems, VNA contract, Dental Information Systems Center, DISC, San Antonio Texas, Unifier Archive, RSNA 2016
News | Archive Cloud Storage | November 03, 2016
Dicom Systems announced that the company was awarded a vendor neutral archive (VNA) contract to deploy its Unifier...
Sectra, RIS, PACS, VNA, Helse Vest RHF, Norway, RSNA 2016
News | Archive Cloud Storage | October 25, 2016
Norwegian healthcare provider Helse Vest RHF is investing in a region-wide radiology IT solution from Sectra for...
Overlay Init