San Diego Business Journal

‘Sharp Experience’ Puts CEO Murphy on Top 100 List

Monday, March 19, 2012

Sharp HealthCare CEO Michael W. Murphy is the only local hospital executive to gain a mention in the “100 Non-Profit Hospital, Health System CEOs to Know,” a national listing compiled by Becker’s Hospital Review.

Becker’s said it chose its 100 CEOs based on the leaders’ health care experience, awards and involvement in the community. All of the CEOs listed head nonprofit hospitals and health systems that have been recognized for superior clinical, financial and operational performance, the magazine said.

Murphy has been at the helm of Sharp HealthCare since June 1996.

“Under his tenure, the four-hospital system has launched an initiative called The Sharp Experience, which aims to enhance patient, employee and physician satisfaction,” Becker’s said, in the article.

The list also noted that in December, after a rigorous selection process, Sharp was chosen by the U.S. government’s Centers for Medicare and Medicaid to take part in the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization program, designed for health care groups that already use an integrated-care approach.

The national pilot program for Pioneer ACOs, which includes just 32 health care groups, is expected to save as much as $1.1 billion in Medicare costs during the next five years, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

— Kelly Quigley