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Scripps La Jolla nurses saluted

Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla has received redesignation as a Magnet hospital for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

The new four-year Magnet designation acknowledges Scripps La Jolla’s continued success in delivering high-caliber patient-centered care as well as innovation in professional nursing, and provides consumers with the ultimate benchmark to measure the quality of care that they can expect to receive.

Scripps La Jolla, which employs 971 nurses, was the first facility in San Diego to be recognized as a Magnet hospital in 2005. Only 6 percent of the nation’s 6,000 hospitals are recognized as Magnet facilities by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Only 3 percent of the nation’s hospitals have achieved Magnet redesignation.