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Scripps Health opens musculoskeletal center in La Jolla

Scripps Health celebrated the grand opening of the Donald P. and Darlene V. Shiley Musculoskeletal Center at Scripps Clinic in La Jolla Thursday.

The new center provides patients with access to a range of orthopedic and musculoskeletal services in one convenient location.

Patients will benefit from centralized imaging services and orthopedic specialties including sports medicine, podiatry, hand and wrist surgery, spine surgery, and total joint replacement, as well as complex foot and ankle reconstruction.

The center was made possible in large part by a $5 million gift from Darlene Shiley to support advanced orthopedic care and research at Scripps.

“Darlene Shiley and her late husband Donald have been instrumental to the expansion of programs and services at Scripps Health and we are grateful for their continued generosity and support of research and patient care,” said Chris Van Gorder, president and CEO of Scripps Health. “Their dedication to serving the health care needs of our community will allow us to offer exceptional care to an even greater number of patients.”

Since 1980, the Shileys’ philanthropic gifts to Scripps total more than $15 million, supporting programs and services related to heart care, orthopedics, neurology and clinical research.

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