‘Competitive Positions’ Shifting For San Diego’s Two Largest Health Systems
Sharp HealthCare and Scripps Health are both achieving strong financial performance, but Scripps Health is losing both inpatient and outpatient market share, a new report finds.
The San Diego Union-Tribune:
Sharp HealthCare Gaining Market Share
From competition to critical care, a new report from the California Health Care Foundation recently took stock of medical resources in San Diego County. The Sacramento-based nonprofit research and advocacy group has released an analysis of the region’s health-care market, its first since 2013. ... The report finds that the “competitive positions” of the county’s two largest health systems are changing, with “Sharp HealthCare gaining and Scripps Health losing both inpatient and outpatient market share” — although “both systems continue to achieve strong financial performance, as has Kaiser Permanente.” UC San Diego Health has also made gains, the researchers noted, while “smaller hospitals have been losing [patient] volume and struggling financially.” (Sisson, 7/22)