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Richard K. Rothberger

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Richard K. Rothberger

Corporate Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Richard Rothberger has been Scripps’ chief financial officer since 2001, responsible for corporate finance, treasury, financial and capital planning, payer contracting, revenue cycle, supply chain, real estate and construction and financial operations. He also advises the Scripps Health Board of Trustees and senior management on all financial matters and is staff to the Board and several Board committees.


As Scripps’ CFO, Rothberger orchestrated an historic $120 million financial turnaround from operations, and positioned the organization for profitable growth. The strong operating results have helped Scripps to build its balance sheet by more than $2 billion, improve its credit rating to AA category, borrow an additional $700 million and invest significantly in campus improvements, employees and medical group expansion.


Rothberger has more than 30 years of experience in health care. Prior to joining Scripps, he served as senior vice president and chief financial officer for Mercy Healthcare Sacramento, a division of Catholic Healthcare West (CHW). He has also had various senior management positions at Mercy Healthcare, including director of finance and decision support, and director of management engineering.


Rothberger earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics from Queens College, City University of New York, and his Master of Industrial Engineering & Health Systems from Northeastern University. He is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and the Health Management Academy.