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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It was past midnight when I heard footsteps that would signal one of the first important lessons in discovering my leadership style.
Scripps Health's new partnership with MD Anderson Cancer Center offers an example of how alliances with outside organizations can enhance your group.
How do you create a supportive environment in the workplace? I can point to number of ways we accomplish this at Scripps.
For the first time in our 125-year history, Scripps has entered into a formal relationship with a health system outside of San Diego. What will it bring?
As I look back on the past decade and our other medical missions, what I wrote to Scripps employees during our Katrina deployment still rings true.
Sometimes, you have to hit rock bottom to know where you should head next. When my career as a police officer abruptly ended, I asked, "What comes next?"
Here is a tragic story from my time as a police officer that really drives home the point about how much I care for the people in my organization.
To be an effective leader you need reliable confidants. And it’s never too early to begin identifying those people.
Early in my career, it seemed natural to share information with my staff, as long as it wasn’t confidential. Here's the surprising effect on turnover.
For the second time in three years, the Affordable Care Act has survived a significant legal challenge at the Supreme Court.