Capital Campaign

Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas

Our Vision

Transformation of Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas is well under way. The first phase of the master plan completed in 2016 includes the Leichtag Foundation Critical Care Pavilion, a 62,000-square-foot critical care building with a 38-bed emergency department, 36-private room inpatient unit and two upgraded surgical suites. 


Thanks to a generous $25 million lead gift from Debbie and Warner Lusardi, Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas is beginning phase two of its master plan. The centerpiece is the Lusardi Tower, a new, 185,000-square-foot hospital building with 64 private inpatient rooms, surgical suites and a state-of-the-art intensive care unit. It will be equipped with the latest wireless technologies, flexible surgical suites, advanced digital monitoring and telemedicine capabilities.


With close nurse proximity, private patient rooms are filled with natural light and include flexible space for clinical care, patient and family use. This advanced acute care facility will make delivery of care throughout the campus more efficient, ultimately providing a better health care experience to our growing population. 

Current expansion includes the addition of the Lusardi Tower and Lusardi Pulmonary Institute

Scripps Encinitas also is creating a hub for pulmonary care with plans for the Lusardi Pulmonary Institute. Philanthropy will help expand on Scripps Encinitas’ existing pulmonary expertise, with clinicians caring for patients with lung cancer, COPD, COVID-19, sleep disorders and other conditions.


In addition, a new medical office pavilion, which opened in 2021, provides added convenience for patients with new multidisciplinary clinic space for Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center, and primary and specialty care physician offices.

Learn More

For more information, contact John Ciullo, 760-633-7418, or fill out a form and a member of the team will reach out to you.