The San Diego 500, The Book of Influential Business Leaders, is the market’s most comprehensive product of people you should know in the business community. The 500 includes business leaders and executives who have founded or are running significant companies in terms of number of jobs, key products and services, experts who raise the level of the industry here and beyond and those who lead in the business community. The 500 is selected by the San Diego Business Journal newsroom.

Michael W. Murphy

CEO, Sharp HealthCare

Mike Murphy is a 35-year health care veteran who has led Sharp HealthCare into a $3.4 billion organization and a market leader in San Diego County. Murphy oversees a workforce of over 20,000 employees and physicians at four acute-care hospitals, three specialty hospitals, two affiliated medical groups, five urgent care centers, and three skilled nursing facilities. Under his leadership, Sharp received the National Malcolm Baldridge Performance of Excellence Award.

ALMA MATER: California State University, Long Beach

BUCKET LIST: Go to the Holy Land.

CAR YOU DRIVE: GMC Canyon.

BEST ADVICE: “Say what you mean, and do what you say. Walk the talk. Listen.”