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Encinitas hospital turns 50 today
San Diego Union-Tribune

Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas is 50 years old today and owes its existence to three North County doctors who were tired of their daily commute.

“We had to drive down to the hospital in La Jolla twice a day — we delivered babies down there and did rounds down there,” said Dr. Dwight Cook, who helped found the Encinitas hospital a half-century ago. “That was before the freeway, and it was a real grind.”