Scripps CEO Shares His Most Difficult Professional Moment

Story part of Becker's "Hardest thing I've ever done" column.

“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:

After just being made interim CEO of Scripps, Chris Van Gorder faced his greatest professional challenge in overcoming the lack of trust that existed between physicians and administration. Operating on the premise that trust can be built when all have the same information, Van Gorder worked to bridge the information gap and bring the administration and physicians together.

Read the story in Becker’s Hospital Review: The toughest thing I’ve ever done: 12 health care CEOs, physicians and nurses on a tough professional moment

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