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Scripps Memorial Hospital To Replace ER

The project, when complete, will replace the current ER, which is less than half the size, with only a dozen beds, compared to the 27 planned for the new facility, according to Scripps Health. A second floor on the new structure will hold three dozen inpatient beds in private rooms. Around 40,000 patients use the hospital’s emergency department annually. Scripps Health said the population of coastal North County has increased 20 percent in the past decade, and the hospital’s caseload has gone up accordingly.