Chris Van Gorder, president and CEO of Scripps Health, San Diego, has been elected chairman-elect of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He took office at the Council of Regents meeting during the ACHE's 52nd Congress on Healthcare Leadership in Chicago last month. As chairman-elect, he will serve the first part of a three-year term in ACHE's consecutive chairmanship offices: chairman-elect, chairman and immediate past chairman. Van Gorder previously served as an ACHE Governor since 2006. He has been president and CEO of Scripps Health since 2000.