Scripps President and CEO Named Volunteer of the Year

| April 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

Scripps Health President and CEO Chris Van Gorder was recently named Volunteer of the Year for 2012 for the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors presented Van Gorder the award in recognition of his public service to the region as reserve commander for the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department’s Search and Rescue Unit. The Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Detail has primary responsibility for all search and rescue missions involving lost or stranded persons within the unincorporated areas of the county as well as certain contract cities the department services.

Each year, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors recognizes the extraordinary service contributions of 20 residents who are selected as Volunteers of the Year for their work with various departments.

Van Gorder’s volunteer work was honored with the Maltese Cross Award by the San Diego County Fire Chiefs’ Association. In addition, Van Gorder is a licensed emergency medical technician and instructor for the American Red Cross.

Sheriff Bill Gore, left, awards Chris Van Gorder.

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