ESS February 2018

The San Diego chapter of Young Catholic Professionals (YCP) will gather Tuesday, February 13th, at 7 p.m. for its next monthly Executive Speaker Series, featuring Mike Murphy, CEO Sharp. The event is FREE and open to all young professionals in their 20s and 30s and is usually attended by people from all industries!

YCP is one of the nation's fastest-growing Catholic organizations with chapters in cities across the country and now finally in San Diego! Join other vibrant, Catholic young professionals at this free monthly event.

- Free wine, beer and appetizers
- Learn from an expereienced CEO!
- Meet young Catholics committed to professional growth
- Be part of this challenging and inspiring community

7:00 p.m. - Networking with free wine, beer, and appetizers
7:35 p.m. - Keynote Presentation: Mike Murphy followed by Q&A
8:30 p.m. - Stick around afterward to meet Mr. Murphy & continue networking!

Dress for this event is business professional. We hope to see you there!

We are currently looking for volunteers to help us out the day of! Volunteer positions include greeters, check-in, and beverage servers! Interested in helping out? If so, message us on Facebook or email

ABOUT Mike Murphy:

Mike Murphy is president and chief executive officer of Sharp HealthCare. Murphy oversees a workforce of over 18,000 employees, 2,600 affiliated physicians and 1,800 volunteers. They provide care and service in a fully integrated not-for-profit system that includes seven hospitals two medical groups, five urgent care centers, three skilled nursing facilities, home health, hospice, state-of-the-art outpatient facilities and a health plan.

Murphy, whose career in health care spans more than 35 years, was appointed to his position in 1996. Under Murphy’s direction, Sharp has dedicated itself to The Sharp Experience, which is transforming the health care experience for employees, physicians and customers. This focus on purpose, worthwhile work and making a difference has led to increased employee, physician and patient satisfaction, as well as enhanced loyalty and improved outcomes as Sharp strives to fulfill its vision of becoming the best place to work, the best place to practice medicine and the best place to receive care.

During Murphy’s tenure, Sharp HealthCare has grown from a $1 billion to a $3.5 billion organization and market share has grown consecutively for 17 years, resulting in Sharp HealthCare being the San Diego County market share leader. Under Murphy’s aegis, Sharp has received the National Malcolm Baldrige Performance of Excellence Award, multiple Magnet Designations for Nursing Excellence, named as one of the World’s Most Ethical companies, selected by Forbes magazine as one of the nation’s best employers by in America and is one of the 100 Most Wired organizations, among numerous other recognitions.

A Southern California native, Murphy is a graduate of California State University at Long Beach and is a certified public accountant. In 2005, he served as chairperson of the board of the Greater San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce. In 2016, he served as chairperson of the board of directors for the State of California Chamber of Commerce and remains on the board today. In 2014, Murphy was named a San Diego Business Hall of Fame Laureate by Junior Achievement and in 2016, was named Health Care Leader of the Year by the United Cerebral Palsy of San Diego.

Mike and his wife are members of the Church of Nativity in Rancho Santa Fe. In addition, they are members of Legatus, a national organization for Catholic business leaders; and they are members of the Equestrian Order of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre whose mission is to protect Christianity in the Holy Land. But Mike’s family, including his three daughters, Mary Elizabeth, Leah and Kelly are what he treasures most.

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