Spring 2015 Executive Development Event

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

6:00pm-8:00pm - Heavy Reception
  Liberty Station Conference Center - Main Hall


Chris Van Gorder 

FACHE President and Chief Executive Officer of Scripps Health

Chris Van Gorder's rise to health care executive 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, Van Gorder continued his education in health care management and rose to levels of increased responsibility.  Today he continues to serve the public as Reserve Assistant Sheriff for San Diego County and as a licensed emergency medical technician (EMT).

Van Gorder received his master's degree in public administration/health services administration at the University of Southern California.  He completed the Wharton System CEO Program at the University of Pennsylvannia and earned his bachelor's degree from California State University, Los Angeles.  He is a past chairman (2010) of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), an international professional society of more than 40,000 health care executives.

As president and CEO of Scripps Health since 2000, Chris Van Gorder has been instrumental in positioning Scripps among the nation's foremost health care instutitons.  Now he is leading the restructure of the $2.6 billion, integrated health system to best prepare for the changes of health care reform.

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