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Chris Van Gorder

Chief Executive OfficerPresident

Scripps Health

9888 Genessee Ave.
La JollaCA92037

Chris Van Gorder spent his first Monday of 2011 meeting new employees of Scripps Health, the company he has led as president and chief executive since 2000. At the meeting, as with all new employee orientations, the room was lined with pictures of former Scripps patients.

“I always point out to new employees that during their day of orientation, all these former patients are going to be watching them, because that’s the business we’re in,” he explained in a telephone interview. “We’re in the business of patient care.”
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