Presented by: Chris Van Gorder, FACHE
Fourteen years ago, Scripps Health was in disarray. The health care system was struggling financially, staff had lost confidence in leadership and employee morale was at an all-time low.
Today, it’s a different story. The $2.6 billion San Diego health system is successful despite multiple challenges. Employees and physicians are engaged and partnering to reorganize and reduce costs. And Scripps has been on the Fortune “100 Best Places to Work For” list for seven years running – this year at No. 24.
How did they do it? Scripps Health CEO Chris Van Gorder, former chair of the American College of Healthcare Executives, will share more in this enlightening address that highlights the power of corporate culture in bad times, good times and times of extreme transformation.
In this presentation, Chris will discuss:
- Making the most of adversity to bring an organization together
- The importance of accountability in any leadership structure
- The critical need for growing and maintaining positive relationships
- How Scripps Health successfully built its culture, starting in the middle
- What it looks like to really put your people first
- How to harness your strong culture to get through difficult times
Chris Van Gorder, FACHE
As its president/CEO since 2000, Chris Van Gorder has been instrumental in positioning Scripps Health among the nation’s foremost health care institutions. A past chairman of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), Van Gorder’s rise in health care has been unconventional. His journey began as a hospital patient, when as a police officer he was critically injured during a family dispute call. After a lengthy recovery, he continued his education in health care management and rose to levels of increased responsibility. Today, he continues to serve the public as a reserve assistant sheriff in the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, in charge of the Law Enforcement and Search & Rescue Reserves, and as a licensed emergency medical technician (EMT).
This year, Becker’s Hospital Review named him one of the 50 Most Powerful in Healthcare. Chris’ first book, “The Frontline Leader, Building a High-Performance Organization from the Ground Up,” is due to be released in November.