Fundraising for Scripps Brings in $56.2M
Philanthropic contributions for the Scripps Foundation for Medicine and Science are up $1.5 million to $56.2 million for FY 2000, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. The foundation raised $27 million for the five hospitals in the Scripps Health system and $29 million for the Scripps Research Institute. Donors included the Skaggs Institute for Research, and Padres owner John Moores. Martin Dickinson, the outgoing chair of the foundation's board of trustees, expressed appreciation for "the extraordinary support given by members of [the] community, especially during this period of institutional transition." The Union-Tribune reports that Scripps Health has had a "rocky" year. The hospital system's former president and CEO, Dr. Stanley Pappelbaum, was forced to resign last May following a "revolt" by physicians and other hospital staff members who opposed his plan to "redesign health-care delivery" in San Diego (Fong, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12/12).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.