Coastchella will benefit a multi-million dollar expansion of Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas.
For more than 50 years, Scripps Encinitas has provided emergency, acute and outpatient healthcare to our coastal communities. But there's a critical, urgent need to expand the hospital, given the rapid growth of north county. Since opening our new Leichtag Foundation Critical Care Pavilion in 2014, the number of Emergency Department visits has increased by 23%. We're seeing 9,000 additional patients each year and that number is expected to grow annually.
Scripps Encinitas is ready to meet this challenge. The hospital's expansion includes two, new state-of-the-art operating rooms, upgrading the four existing operating suites, expanding and renovating the pre-and post-operative care unit, and doubling the size of the endoscopy department.