Scripps To Shake Up Leadership Structure At Hospitals, Cut Corporate Services By $30M
"None of this is pretty, but we need to see it as an opportunity to create a different future. We can no longer rely on past models," said CEO Chris Van Gorder.
Scripps Will Cut Hospital Leadership Positions And $30 Million In Corporate Services
Scripps Health is eliminating chief executive positions and cutting corporate services by $30 million in order to remain "relevant and viable in a new health care era," according to the San Diego-based system's CEO. The CEO positions at each of the system's four hospitals will be cut. Scripps instead will have one CEO overseeing Scripps Encinitas, Green and La Jolla campuses, another chief executive for the Scripps Mercy San Diego and Chula Vista campuses and one CEO over ancillary services. These leaders will supervise chief operations executives at the facilities. In another move, Scripps will create a joint leadership model between hospital executives and physician leaders "to further align physician and hospital objectives." (12/2)