Scripps Recognized as a 'Peak Performing' Organization

Scripps Health was recognized as a “Peak Performing” organization by National University’s School of Business and Management for its strong commitment to its mission, core values, customers and employees, and the ability to sustain profitability over a measured period of time.

Dr. Thomas Green, Provost of National University said the organizations honored have set themselves apart from their peers and competitors by sustaining a level of performance. Scripps’ commitment to its customers and employees exemplifies why it is a Peak Performing organization, he said.

“For any successful organization to sustain its mission, it must promote authority, responsibility and accountability among its staff at all levels,” said Scripps President and CEO Chris Van Gorder. “Scripps is honored to be recognized as a Peak Performing organization by National University because we have worked hard to instill accountability to have metrics to measure our performance in all areas from finance to clinical quality and patient satisfaction.”

The Association for the Advancement of Retired People (AARP) ranked Scripps Health No. 4 in the nation in its listing of the 50 Best Employers for Workers Over 50, while Working Mother magazine has named Scripps Health to its 2007 list of America’s 100 Best Companies for its family-friendly policies. Scripps Health is the only San Diego-based organization to be named to either of these national lists in 2007 and was AARP’s highest-ranked California employer this year. Scripps Health has been included on the AARP list for four consecutive years, and the Working Mother list for three straight years. This year, Modern Healthcare named Scripps Health President and CEO Chris Van Gorder among the nation’s 100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare.