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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
Scripps Health is a $2.5 billion private, nonprofit, integrated health system in San Diego, California that is ranked among the top 15 health systems in the nation. Scripps treats a half-million patients annually.

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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.

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Company Updates

  • Scripps Health made it on Fortune's list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For!!

    Scripps Named to Best Companies List for 11th Year - Scripps Health

    For the 11 th consecutive year, Scripps Health has been named among the top employers in the nation by Fortune magazine. Fortune's 21 st annual list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For® ranked Scripps at No. 41. For the third consecutive year, Scripps is the only San Diego-based company to make the list.

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Scripps Health – Why Work For Us?

A Leader in the Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Disease

Scripps Health is a $2.5 billion private, nonprofit, integrated health system in San Diego, California that is ranked among the top 15 health systems in the nation. Scripps treats a half-million patients annually.

The organization encompasses:

  • Four hospitals on five campuses
  • More than 2,600 affiliated physicians and 13,000 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 25 outpatient centers and clinics
  • Home health care
  • Hospice 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.

A new era in medicine

On the forefront of genomic medicine and wireless health technology, Scripps is dedicated to improving community health while advancing medicine through clinical research and graduate medical education. Watch the video to learn more.

The Scripps Mission is Simple and Heartfelt


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.

Life-Changing Careers

People at Scripps Health often feel that they are answering a special call to serve others. But in the process, something inspiring happens to them as well.

Change lives. Starting with yours.

Scripps Health offers life-changing career opportunities that not only help you focus on changing and enhancing the lives of others, but also enhance your own life. See what some of our our Scripps employees and leaders have to say about what it’s like to work at and be a member of the Scripps team.

Meaningful careers at Scripps

No matter what you do at Scripps Health, your job helps transform lives. Whether you care for patients directly, indirectly, or support the organization’s mission in other ways, you’ll be helping San Diego families through your work. Our employees have passion and commitment.

From Health and Learning to Retirement, Scripps Benefits are Here for You

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.

  • Financial Protection
  • Health and Wellness
  • Retirement Savings
  • Time Off
  • Work-Life

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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    I have been at Scripps Health for over 6 years and would consider myself blessed to have had managers that are invested in my professional growth and goals. I feel that my leadership trusts me to produce quality work and has my best interest in mind. My managers have always provided me with feedback that is constructive and useful, and will acknowledge me for good work. They are always open and supportive of any interests I express in opportunities for growth or any new ideas. I am appropriately challenged and feel that if I can succeed here, I can succeed anywhere.

    I enjoy working with my colleagues, who are always looking to improve, help each other with our workloads, encourage each other to reach our professional and personal goals and make work fun!

    I feel that my work contributes to the success of Scripps Health and to our mission to provide quality care to our community. I am proud to be part of an organization that makes a difference.


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    Advice to Management

    Continue to be invested in the growth of your staff - it's what keeps us engaged and performing our best!

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Scripps Health Photos

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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

  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2017
  • Truven Top 100 Hospitals, Truven Health Analytics, 2017
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2018
  • 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers, Working Mother Magazine, 2016
  • Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality, The Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 2016
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