Sr. Director, Corporate Communications, Scripps Health
As senior director of corporate communications for Scripps Health, a $4 billion not-for-profit health system in San Diego, Mike Godfrey heads up communications to Scripps’ 17,000 employees and 3,500 physicians, communicating everything from new employee benefits and where to head during local wildfires, to corporate strategy and how changes to Medicare will affect organization objectives. He also leads Scripps’ executive communications.
Godfrey began his career as a U.S. Navy journalist, later working at several publication start-ups prior to his now 28 years in health care. His team approach to internal communications puts trust and credibility first and has effectively guided Scripps through financial and cultural turnarounds, numerous health care reforms and, recently, the COVID-19 pandemic.
Godfrey recently served on the IABC Pacific Plains Region board and is the recipient of numerous communications awards, including several IABC Gold Quills. He received his ABC accreditation as a member of the San Diego IABC chapter board more than a decade ago and is joining our board again for a second year in an adjunct position.