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Scripps elects chief of staff

The physicians at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla have elected Marc Sedwitz, M.D., as the new chief of staff of the 372-bed facility. Sedwitz will take over as head of the 900-member physician team on Jan. 1.

During his two-year term, Sedwitz will serve as medical staff liaison to Scripps La Jolla’s administrative staff and its board of directors. He will play a key role in driving continuous quality improvement in the delivery of health care services to the more than 130,000 patients cared for annually at Scripps La Jolla.

“Dr. Sedwitz’ expertise, experience, dedication to excellence and commitment to Scripps Memorial Hospital not only make him the ideal individual for this role, but also a central figure in the hospital’s future growth and pursuit of world-class status,” said Gary G. Fybel, chief executive of Scripps La Jolla.