Scripps Health may partner with Hospice of the North Coast, a nonprofit hospice provider that serves coastal North County.

Scripps began offering hospice services in February following the closure of San Diego Hospice, and is currently one of the largest hospice care providers in the region.

“HNC looks forward to the possibility of working with Scripps,” Nerice Kaufman, HNC’s executive director, said in a statement. “We have a long history with the Scripps system, and feel we have common values and a shared commitment to providing the highest quality in hospice services, bereavement and palliative care. We see synergies in combining our teams together to serve patients so it is prudent to investigate this option.”

— SDBJ Staff Report