S&P Affirms Scripps AA Rating with Stable Outlook

Strong management, financial performance cited

“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: http://www.scripps.org/blogs/front-line-leader

S&P Global Ratings has affirmed Scripps Health’s AA rating and stable outlook.
“We believe we are doing what it takes to succeed in a new and challenging health care environment,” said Chris Van Gorder, Scripps president and CEO. “S&P’s affirmation of our rating and outlook is further validation that we are on the right track."
S&P cites Scripps’ “consistently strong operating performance,” which it notes it expects to continue despite industry challenges. S&P also cites Scripps’ “solid management team that has proven its ability to execute strategies and deliver strong results,” and pointed to management’s “transparent and strong financial and strategic planning practices” as reasons for its rating.

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