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  • News Releases

    Chris Van Gorder Elected Chairman-Elect of American College of Healthcare Executives

    Chicago – Chris Van Gorder, FACHE, president and CEO of Scripps Health, San Diego, has been elected Chairman-Elect of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), an international professional society of more than 30,000 healthcare executives. Van Gorder took office at the Council of ...

    • Monday, March 23rd, 2009
  • News Releases

    Dr. Mimi Guarneri to be Honored as ARCS Scientist of Year

    San Diego – On March 27, Mimi Guarneri, M.D., medical director and founder of Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, will be awarded Scientist of the Year by the San Diego Chapter of Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS). The event will begin at 6 p.m. at the Hilton San Diego Resort ...

  • News Releases

    Wellness Program Leads to Healthier Employees, Healthier Bottom Line

    San Diego – In these tough economic times, Scripps employees can save money on health insurance — and get healthier at the same time — by enrolling in the company’s wellness program. Since starting an employee wellness program in 2006, 83 percent of the company’s 12,700 employees ...

    • Thursday, March 19th, 2009
  • Feature

    Scripps Health Fiji Alliance Brings Much-Needed Care to Remote Islands

    Watch the slideshow P. Lance Hendricks, MD, fell in love with Fiji decades ago. A surfer searching for big waves and a short reprieve during his final year of medical school, he borrowed some cash and took a vacation to the island nation. The visit became just one of many. On surf trips to Tavarua ...

  • News Releases

    Scripps CEO to Speak at World Health Day on Hospital Disaster Safety

    San Diego – Scripps Health President and CEO Chris Van Gorder, FACHE, will participate in a panel discussion about improving hospital safety during emergencies as part of World Health Day in Washington, D.C. April 7, 2009. World Health Day is celebrated annually to commemorate the founding of ...

    • Wednesday, March 18th, 2009
  • Scripps in the News

    Scripps President and CEO Quoted in Article on Health Care Industry's Recession Woes

    Scripps Health President and CEO Chris Van Gorder was quoted in Hospitals feeling recession’s pain, a front page article in the San Diego Union Tribune. Van Gorder discusses how medical care facilities are being negatively impacted by decreases in patients seeking some services, and that he ...

    • Thursday, March 12th, 2009
  • Scripps in the News

    Colorectal Cancer Home Screening Program on KPBS-FM

    A story on KPBS-FM’s Morning Edition news program covered the new home screening program for colorectal cancer that Scripps is offering to San Diego County residents: See New Home Screening Program Available to Identify Risk for Colorectal Cancer for more on the program.

  • News Releases

    New Home Screening Program Available to Identify Risk for Colorectal Cancer

    San Diego – San Diegans can take the first step to help identify their risk for colorectal cancer from the privacy of their own home by participating in a new community screening program being offered by Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. The Scripps colorectal cancer screening program is available ...

  • News

    Community Service Maven Maureen King to Co-Chair 39th Annual Mercy Ball

    From dedicated community service to philanthropic leadership, Maureen King exemplifies the phrase “simply elegant,” the theme of this year’s 39th Annual Mercy Ball, for which she is generously serving as co-chairman, along with her husband, Charlie. Born at a Mercy hospital in Oxnard, California, ...

  • Scripps Tips - March

    1 in 2 Americans Forgo Colorectal Cancer Screenings: Tips can Help Lower Risk for Prevalent Form of Cancer Despite clear evidence that colorectal cancer screenings save lives, only about half of Americans undergo their recommended screenings – costing thousands of lives every year. Colorectal ...

    • Monday, March 9th, 2009