Scripps Mercy Hospital, established in 1964, joined the Scripps system in 1986. It became a campus of Scripps Mercy Hospital in 2004 and, with the Scripps Mercy facility in Hillcrest, the hospital provides comprehensive health care for San Diego's Metro and South Bay communities. Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista added more than 40,000 square feet, including a new 24-hour emergency department, intensive care unit, laboratory and lobby. The Chula Vista facility has nearly 185 acute-care licensed beds and more than 700 employees. A Level II neonatal intensive care nursery offers short-stay intensive care for low birth-weight babies. Other services offered at Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista include obstetrics and gynecology; physical, occupational and speech therapies; cancer care services; inpatient and outpatient radiology; a full-range of surgical services including plastic, orthopedic, thoracic/vascular, urology and general surgery; and neurology.