Front-Line Leader

“The Front-Line Leader” book by Chris Van Gorder, CEO of Scripps Health in San Diego, California, is now available.  Notable book reviews were received on Chris’ philosophy of putting people first, his management tips,  and how he successfully implemented what he learned to build strong relationships and a strong organization.  Called the “Best New Leadership Book for 2014” by Eric Jacobson. CEO Chris Van Gorder now has a blog at:

As president and CEO of Scripps Health, Chris Van Gorder leads one of the nation’s top health care systems. In his blog, “Front-line Leader,” he shares his philosophy on leadership and insights into the rapidly changing business of health care.

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February 12, 2019

CEO Blog: Improving Behavioral Health Care Through Collaboration

Looking at today’s health care landscape, perhaps no area is in greater need of change than behavioral health.
January 10, 2019

CEO Blog: Health Care Proposals From California's New Governor

When Gavin Newsom was running for governor of California, he devoted much of his time on the campaign trail talking about health care.
November 20, 2018

CEO Blog: Wildfire Deployment Brings Special Gratitude

Thanksgiving is always a special time for all of us here at Scripps Health, but this year I am particularly grateful.
November 7, 2018

CEO Blog: Health Care Is on Agenda for New Congress

After months of polls, mailbox flyers, debates and seemingly endless commercials, the mid-term elections are over and the results are in.
August 14, 2018

Scripps Health Still No. 1 in San Diego

We received some really great news today at Scripps Health. For the second year in a row, Scripps hospitals are ranked No. 1 by U.S. News and World Report.
January 30, 2018

CEO Blog: More Disruption in Health Care

The new health care partnership among Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase is just the latest ripple to hit the health care sector.
December 8, 2017

CEO Blog: Leadership 101 at Scripps

At Scripps Health, employee leadership programs have played an important role in creating a culture of success.
November 22, 2017

CEO Blog: No Shortage of Reasons to be Thankful

Day in and day out at Scripps, we are part of something extraordinary.
November 17, 2017

CEO Blog: Safety Net Health Care Seems Lost in Current Debate

The Opinion Page editors at The San Diego Union-Tribune recently asked me to pen a commentary about whether health care is a right or a privilege.
October 23, 2017

Message to Graduates of The Foundry Military Leadership Program

I recently had the privilege of addressing the fall graduating class of The Foundry, a special leadership training program for first class petty officers.