Scripps Mercy Hospital
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|Scripps Mercy Hospital|
|Location||San Diego, California, United States|
|Affiliated university||University of California, San Diego|
|Emergency department||Level I trauma center|
|Lists||Hospitals in California|
Scripps Mercy Hospital is a private Catholic teaching hospital located in San Diego, California. Founded in 1890, it is the oldest hospital in San Diego County and has campuses in Chula Vista, and Hillcrest. The hospital has 700 acute-care licensed beds and employs 1,300 physicians. The Hillcrest campus is home to one of only two regional Level I Trauma Centers and receives more than 2,100 trauma patients each year.
In 1890 the Sisters of Mercy opened a five-bed dispensary called St. Joseph's in Downtown San Diego. In 1891 the dispensary was replaced by a three-story hospital in Hillcrest called St. Joseph's Sanitarium, renamed to St. Joseph's Hospital in 1904. The current hospital building, also in Hillcrest, was built in 1925 and named Mercy Hospital. A second hospital, Bay General Hospital, was established in Chula Vista. In 1986 Bay General joined the Scripps Health system; Mercy Hospital did the same in 1995, acquiring its current name, Scripps Mercy Hospital. In 2004 the two hospitals were combined at the Hillcrest campus.
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