Tande brings broad finance, organizational and management expertise to role.
LA JOLLA, Calif. – Scripps Health has named Brett Tande as its corporate senior vice president and chief financial officer. Tande started his position at Scripps March 28. He is responsible for financial planning and financial operations, which includes corporate finance, treasury, hospital and ambulatory financial operations, real estate operations, payroll, revenue cycle and all affiliated functions. Tande will take over the role from Richard Rothberger, who will retire from Scripps May 6 after 20 years of service.
“Brett is an experienced leader with broad finance, organizational and management expertise,” said Chris Van Gorder, Scripps president and CEO. “As we work to move beyond COVID-19 and toward continued transformation of health care, I welcome Brett’s financial acumen, as well as the values and operating principles he brings to what he does. We will miss Rich greatly but feel confident Brett will be a tremendous asset to our senior leadership team and to all of Scripps.”
Tande comes to Scripps from Cottage Health in Santa Barbara, Calif., where he served as senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer since 2016, responsible for the core financial functions of the 125-year-old, multi-hospital system.
Prior to his work at Cottage Health, Tande served in lead finance roles at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago and Cadence Health in Winfield, Ill. Earlier in his career, Tande specialized in not-for-profit health care practices as an executive director at Morgan Stanley.
“I am both honored and humbled to part of one of the country’s pre-eminent providers of health care, and I look forward to contributing to Scripps and to the furtherance of its mission,” Tande said.
He earned a master’s degree in business administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management as well as a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Washington University.
Brett and his wife, Alexis, have three children, and they enjoy skiing, hiking, tennis and cycling.
ABOUT SCRIPPS HEALTH
Founded in 1924 by philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps, Scripps Health is a nonprofit integrated, California health care delivery system based in San Diego. Scripps treats more than 600,000 patients annually through the dedication of 3,000 affiliated physicians and more than 16,000 employees among its five acute-care hospital campuses, home health care services, 28 outpatient centers and clinics, and hundreds of affiliated physician offices throughout the region.
Recognized as a leader in disease and injury prevention, diagnosis and treatment, Scripps is also at the forefront of clinical research and is the only health system in the region with two level 1 trauma centers. With three highly respected graduate medical education programs, Scripps is a longstanding member of the Association of American Medical Colleges. Scripps has been ranked five times as one of the nation’s best health care systems by Truven Health Analytics. Its hospitals are consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report among of the nation’s best and Scripps is recognized by the Advisory Board, Fortune and Working Mother magazine as one of the best places in the nation to work. More information can be found at the Scripps Health Website.
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