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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June 11, 2015

The Van Gorder Dance

I have a confession: I’ve been known to dance on the job. OK, this requires some explaining.
May 26, 2015

Nepal Aid Update: Closing Thoughts As We End Our Mission

Three weeks after our response team headed to Nepal to help earthquake victims, we welcomed home our crew.
May 18, 2015

Nepal Aid Update: Scripps Team Preparing to Return Home

After spending the last two and a half weeks caring for earthquake victims in Nepal, members of the Scripps Health Medical Response Team are back in Kathmandu.
May 14, 2015

Nepal Aid Update: Final Missions Under Way in Mountainous Villages

Nearly two weeks after five Scripps Health Medical Response Team members arrived in Nepal, they have begun their final missions.
May 11, 2015

Nepal Aid Update: New Quake Strikes, Scripps Team Safe

Scripps Health Medical Response Team members who have been in Nepal providing aid for just over a week felt the 7.3 magnitude earthquake that hit May 12.
May 7, 2015

Nepal Aid Update: One Week, Almost 700 Patients

After one week on the ground in Nepal following a 7.8 earthquake, a medical response team from Scripps Health is helping to rebuild lives and villages.
May 5, 2015

Notes from Nepal: Updates from the Scripps Medical Response Team

The Scripps Medical Response Team is in Nepal helping victims of an earthquake. Scripps President and CEO Chris Van Gorder provides updates from the team.
December 22, 2014

5 Reasons Why Santa Is a Great Front-line Leader

How does Santa do it? I’m convinced he uses many of my front-line leader principles. Don’t believe me? Here are five examples.
December 3, 2014

No Layoffs Philosophy

When I arrived at Scripps, I vowed to turn around the organization in a way that created a secure environment for our people.