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Scripps Health Overview

San Diego, CA
10000+ employees
Nonprofit Organization
Health Care Services & Hospitals
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Providing quality patient care

Scripps is a private, nonprofit, integrated health system in San Diego, California committed to providing the highest quality care to you and your family. Whether you're looking for some of the best doctors in ... Read more

Mission: Scripps strives to provide superior health services in a caring environment and to make a positive, measurable difference in the health of individuals in the communities we serve.

We devote our resources to delivering quality, safe, cost effective, socially ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Scripps Health is proud to be ranked by U.S. News and World Report as No. 1 in the San Diego Region For two Consecutive Years �� The combined programs of Scripps La Jolla and Scripps Green hospitals were nationally ranked in seven specialties. Read the full article here:

  • Interested in finding a radiation oncologist? Meet Dr. Chien Chen. He has the utmost respect for his patients’ goals and values and provides non-invasive and minimally invasive radiotherapy techniques to treat many different types of cancer, including prostate, lung, breast and more.

    Learn more about Dr. Chen:

    Dr. Chien Chen - La Jolla - Radiation Oncology

    As a radiation oncologist, Dr. Chen provides non-invasive and minimally invasive radiotherapy techniques that play a primary role in the treatment of many types of cancer, including prostate, lung, breast, liver, central nervous system, genitourinary, skin and head and neck cancers.

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Scripps Health – Why Work For Us?

A Leader in the Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Disease

Scripps Health is a $2.9 billion private, nonprofit, integrated health system in San Diego, California that is ranked among the top 15 health systems in the nation. Scripps treats 700,000 patients annually.

The organization encompasses:

  • Four hospitals on five campuses
  • More than 3,000 affiliated physicians and 15,000 employees
  • Scripps Clinic and Scripps Coastal Medical Center, a network of integrated facilities with specialists from more than 60 medical and surgical specialties at more than 28 outpatient centers and clinics
  • Same-day, walk-in care at Scripps HealthExpress
  • Four emergency rooms and three urgent care centers
  • Home health care
  • A wide range of health education classes and support services

Founded in 1924 by philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps in the community of La Jolla, the health system now extends from Chula Vista to Oceanside. It is consistently recognized for providing high quality health care. Learn more about the organization’s awards and accolades.


Scripps strives to provide superior health services in a caring environment and to make a positive, measurable difference in the health of individuals in the communities we serve.

We devote our resources to delivering quality, safe, cost effective, socially responsible health care services. We advance clinical research, community health education, education of physicians and health care professionals and sponsor graduate medical education.

We collaborate with others to deliver the continuum of care that improves the health of our community.


Scripps Health will continue to be the leading health care delivery system in the greater San Diego community, as evidenced by the highest clinical quality, patient safety, and patient, physician and employee satisfaction. This will be achieved through unending focus on patient-centered and compassionate care, cost-effective operations, research, advanced technology and innovation.


We provide the highest quality of service
Scripps is committed to putting the patient first and quality is our passion. In the new world of health care, we want to anticipate the causes of illness and encourage healthy behavior for all who rely on us for service. We teach and encourage patients to participate in their care and to make well-informed decisions. We will be their advocate when they are most vulnerable. We measure our success by our patients’ satisfaction, their return to health and well-being, and our compassionate care for dying patients, their families and friends.

We demonstrate complete respect for the rights of every individual
Scripps honors the dignity of all persons, and we show this by our actions toward one another and those we serve. We embrace the diversity that allows us to draw on the talents of one another. We respect and honor the cultural, ethnic and religious beliefs and practices of our patients in a manner consistent with the highest standards of care. All this is done in a compassionate setting. Our goal is to create a healing environment in partnership with all caregivers who are committed to serving our patients.

We care for our patients every day in a responsible and efficient manner
Scripps serves as a major community health care resource for San Diego County and, as such, we are accountable for the human, financial and ecological resources entrusted to our care as we promote healing and wholeness. We begin from a base of excellence and collaborate with co-workers, physicians, patients, and other providers to find new and creative ways to improve the delivery of health care services. All members of our community will have access to timely, affordable and appropriate care.

At Scripps, we’re interested in people who are interested in new possibilities.

People who can handle the small stuff without losing sight of the big picture. Who build bridges, not walls, knowing we can do more together than we can alone. Here, you’ll be part of a team that delivers outstanding health care in a supportive, respectful environment that has been repeatedly recognized as one of the nation’s Top 100 Places to Work.

You’ll be surrounded by people committed to making a difference in the lives of their patients and their teammates. So if you’re open to change, go ahead and open the door to possibilities.


Scripps Health is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We embrace diversity and actively outreach to diverse groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


Scripps is committed to hiring veterans. If you are transitioning from the military, a veteran already, or an active Reserve or National Guard member, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at Scripps.

Scripps Total Rewards:

Health Care, Education, Retirement Benefits and More

As a career destination employer, Scripps recognizes individual needs vary.

Our full spectrum of benefits offers employees a flexible program with many choices to fit many lifestyles and help them to accomplish their goals — at work and in life.

  • Competitive pay and time off
  • Retirement and savings options
  • Health and wellness resources and discounts
  • Financial wellness resources
  • Work-life resources and entertainment opportunities
  • Careers, learning and development
  • Awards and recognition

View the Scripps Total Rewards (PDF, 80.6 KB) for a complete list of the benefits offered at Scripps.

Scripps Health Reviews

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    "Amazing Place To Work"

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    Steady wage increases, constant support from management- they fight for their employees and listen to the feedback given, really great co-workers who support each other and work together, A LOT of room for growth (they not only encourage it, but will assist you in achieving it), excellent benefits that are not too pricey, education benefits (tuition reimbursement, scholarships), career coaching and "other-side-of-the-fence program" to try other areas of work, phenomenal resources for employees who need assistance in health, family, financial, or legal concerns, psychologists to assist with burn-out, stress, or life in general, assistance with transportation and van-pool costs, free gym on-site at many locations, amazing discounts throughout the community on things like shopping, dining, movies, theater etc... resources to assist in family care like child care, adult care, in-home assessments, honestly the list goes on and on. Scripps cares about their employees and their community, and that means something.


    It is a very large organization and it can create a disconnect between departments and locations in regards to communication and how workflows affect one another.
    The high performance standards could be stressful for some if they're looking for a place they can float through the work day, but for others who like to be pushed or who enjoy a challenge it could be a pro.

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Scripps Health Interviews



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    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Scripps Health (San Diego, CA).


    1:1 and peer interview. Involve the whole team in the success of the potential employee; they become invested in success of the new hire. Excellent hiring process for both parties involved. Scripps is a great company to work for.

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Scripps Health Awards & Accolades

  • National Ranking: No. 1 in the San Diego region in 7 Specialties, USNews & World Report, 2018
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2018
  • 100 Great Hospitals in America 2018, Beckers Hospital Review, 2018
  • Health Professional Volunteer of the Year, National Psoriasis Foundation, 2018
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2017
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