Carl J. Etter
Chief Executive, Senior Vice President, Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas
Carl Etter has been chief executive since 2003 of Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, an acute care hospital with 193 licensed beds. Etter has led his team through an expansion that has more than doubled the number of critical care beds, created a new emergency room and continues to expand, providing for the community’s health care needs.
Before joining Scripps, Etter served as assistant vice president for Community Health Systems, a multi-state hospital system based in Tennessee. Etter provided supervision and leadership to CEOs at 20 facilities throughout seven states in operations, strategic planning, physician recruitment, revenue and market growth and new service development. Additionally, he has CEO experience at hospitals in the Southeast and Florida, working for such companies as Humana, HMA and HCA.
Etter holds a Master of Hospital Administration from Yale University School of Medicine and is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.