Molly Gamble, Vice President of Editorial at Becker’s Healthcare

In this episode, regular guest Molly Gamble, Vice President of Editorial at Becker’s Healthcare, joins the podcast to discuss key takeaways from a conversation she had with Chris Van Gorder, the CEO of Scripps Health about what makes a health system a great workplace, and new types of mergers & acquisitions that emerged from the pandemic.


Regular Guest Molly Gamble from Becker's Healthcare Talks with CEO of Scripps Health on What Makes a Great Workplace in Healthcare Industry

In a recent podcast episode, Molly Gamble, Vice President of Editorial at Becker's Healthcare, shared the insights she gleaned from her talk with the CEO of Scripps Health, Chris Van Gorder. The conversation covered what makes a health system a great place to work, especially in the healthcare industry, as well as new types of mergers and acquisitions that emerged during the COVID-19 pandemic.

External Factors Making It Harder to View Health Systems as Great Places to Work

Gorder highlighted some of the external factors that make it harder for health systems to be viewed as great places to work. These factors include shortages in staff, issues with compensation and pay, and morale issues. He attributes the success of Scripps Health in maintaining its reputation as a great place to work to two key factors: radical transparency with physicians and middle managers who resist "flyover management." Gorder even provides his direct email to them and offers a year-long orientation program for all new managers.

Post-Pandemic Changes in Hospital Mergers and Acquisitions

Gamble also shares her thoughts on hospital mergers and acquisitions and how they are changing in the post-pandemic landscape. New types of deals are emerging, such as health systems partnering with payers and other non-traditional players in the healthcare industry. These deals are more focused on population health management and consumer-oriented services rather than traditional hospital services.

Fortune 100 Best Places to Work for in the Healthcare Industry

Gamble also discusses the Fortune 100 best places to work for and highlights a few health systems that have been successful in making those lists. Scripps Health is one of the health systems that has consistently made the list, thanks to its initiatives to improve the work environment for its staff.


Overall, the podcast episode is a valuable resource for anyone interested in the topic of the healthcare industry as a great place to work. It highlights the challenges health systems face in maintaining their reputation as a great place to work and the innovative approaches they take to overcome those challenges.


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This episode aired on 04/20/2023 and can be listened here.


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