Kaiser, Scripps Health expand agreement

Scripps Health and Kaiser Permanente announced have expanded an agreement that enables Kaiser members to go to Scripps for cardiac surgery, interventional cardiology and bariatric services.

Scripps also will provide hospital services to Kaiser Permanente members transferred to a Scripps facility or who are treated in a Scripps emergency department.

“This agreement extends our close working partnership that has been built over the past 30 years around quality, medical management, and patient satisfaction,” said Scripps President and CEO Chris Van Gorder.

A new eight-story, 383,000-square-foot hospital tower being built at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla will serve as the hub of the Scripps Cardiovascular Institute, which will combine the cardiovascular programs of Kaiser Permanente, Scripps La Jolla and Scripps Green Hospital.