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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October 3, 2017

CEO Blog: Las Vegas Tragedy Reveals Strength, Compassion

Our thoughts and prayers today are with the victims of Sunday night’s tragic shooting in Las Vegas, their families and everyone else touched by this event.
July 28, 2017

CEO Blog: Putting Dramatic Health Care Vote into Perspective

It was a historic moment in the U.S. Capital early this morning as the U.S. Senate voted to reject a bill that would partially repeal the Affordable Care Act.
June 22, 2017

CEO Blog: Senate Health Care Bill Would Hurt Hospitals, Patients

Republican leaders in the U.S. Senate today unveiled their much anticipated bill to revamp the Affordable Care Act.
June 16, 2017

My Dad, My Hero

Throughout my life, I have had the privilege to meet many impressive and influential people who have served as role models for me.
June 2, 2017

Timeless Leadership Advice

I recently had the pleasure of addressing the Becker’s Hospital Review 8th Annual Meeting held in Chicago.
March 24, 2017

A Chance for Compromise on Health Care Bill

Now that Republican leaders in the House of Representatives have pulled the new health care bill, the obvious question is what will happen next.
December 24, 2016

A Gift Better Than Any Other

For the second year in a row, Scripps Health heart failure patient and MLB Hall of Famer Rod Carew has received the gift of life for the holidays.
November 23, 2016

Thanksgiving Day 'Thank You' from Scripps Health CEO

I'd like to wish a happy Thanksgiving to everyone today, particularly those who serve and their family members.
November 9, 2016

After the Election, What's Next for Health Care

After moving past the devisive 2016 election, it's time to look to the future and ask how will a Trump administration affect health care.
October 18, 2016

The Importance of Goals

It’s important for every leader to figure out individually what he or she needs to do to perform at his or her best and commit to corresponding goals.