Published on January 21, 2014 at 12:28 AM
"To be recognized with the Gold Medal Award from an organization as prestigious as the American College of Healthcare Executives is truly an honor," said Van Gorder. "This outstanding group of leaders has made great strides to further the goals of health care institutions across the United States, and I am proud to be a part of that mission."
Van Gorder served on the ACHE Board of Governors from 2006 to 2008 and as chairman-elect, chairman and immediate past chairman of the Board of Governors from 2009 to 2012. Currently, he is a member of ACHE's Counselors Committee. In addition, Van Gorder continues to serve the public as a reserve commander in the San Diego County Sheriff's Department Search and Rescue Unit, where he is the Search and Rescue commander. He is also a licensed emergency medical technician and instructor for the American Red Cross. In March 2006, California's governor appointed Van Gorder to the California Commission on Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA), where he served two terms.
Source: Scripps Health