Scripps Health Buying Rival Medical Group in North San Diego County
By Oct. 1, all of the physicians, nurses and other employees at Sharp Mission Park Medical Group in San Diego will join Scripps Mercy Medical Group as part of Scripps Health's purchase of the Sharp medical group, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Sharp HealthCare is selling about 60,000 patient records, furniture, computers and other physical assets of Sharp Mission Park to Scripps Health. Scripps also will take over the leases for the buildings occupied by the medical group.
Kevin Hirsch, president of Scripps Mercy Medical Group, said its merger with a larger medical group will mean a much greater Scripps presence in northern San Diego County (Clark, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5/1).