100 Most Influential People in Healthcare
Chris Van Gorder, 63
President and CEO, Scripps Health
- Compensation: $2,297,902 - according to 2014 IRS Form 990
- Years on list: 8
Van Gorder has headed the four-hospital integrated healthcare system since 2000. The organization is in the midst of a more than $2 billion expansion plan that includes two new critical-care centers, a cardiovascular institute and a new radiation therapy center. As it looks for regional growth and partnerships to improve population health, Scripps announced in April that it will play a consulting role in plans by Sistemas Medicos Nacionales S.A. (SIMNSA) to build the region's first hospital in Tijuana, Mexico, designed to address the healthcare needs of the growing binational community along the U.S.-Mexico border. The hospital will be a Scripps affiliate.