SALT LAKE CITY — The Board of Trustees of Intermountain Healthcare has selected Dr. A. Marc Harrison as the new president and CEO of Intermountain Healthcare. Harrison will replace Dr. Charles W. Sorenson, who retires on Oct. 15.
Dr. Harrison has had a distinguished career in pediatric critical care and most recently held positions as chief of International Business Development for Cleveland Clinic, headquartered in Ohio, and CEO of the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, which is a multispecialty hospital and part of Mubadala Healthcare’s network of world-class healthcare facilities.
At Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Harrison assembled a 3,500-member multinational workforce and oversaw all aspects of clinical and business operations for the new medical campus, which cared for patients from 31 countries in its first 10 months of operations.
Earlier roles included serving as chief medical operations officer for Cleveland Clinic, where he was responsible for a broad range of clinical operations worldwide, and as chairman of Pediatric Critical Care.
Scott Anderson, Intermountain Board of Trustees chair and CEO of Zions Bank, said they conducted a national search and were very pleased with level of interest expressed from leaders within Intermountain’s ranks. He said:
Under Dr. Sorenson’s leadership, Intermountain has gained a growing local, national, and international reputation as an industry leader in providing high quality healthcare. Dr. Harrison has impressive experience and a proven track record of leading health organizations and is immensely qualified to build on Intermountain’s legacy and oversee the organization as we continue the work of transforming healthcare to meet the challenges ahead.
Harrison earned an undergraduate degree at Haverford College and a medical degree at Dartmouth Medical School. He completed a residency and an internship in pediatric critical care through the University of Utah School of Medicine, working primarily in the critical care units of Intermountain’s Primary Children’s Hospital.
His wife, Dr. Mary Carole Harrison, served as the chief resident in the same program. Dr. Marc Harrison later received a Master’s of Medical Management from Carnegie Mellon University and completed additional study in management at Harvard Business School.
Harrison will assume the helm when Dr. Sorenson retires as president and CEO of Intermountain Healthcare. Sorenson will continue with Intermountain as founding director of the Intermountain Healthcare Leadership Institute, which is expected to open in 2018.
Intermountain Healthcare is a Utah-based, not-for-profit system of 22 hospitals, 185 clinics, a Medical Group with about 1,300 employed physicians, a health plans division called SelectHealth and other health services. Helping people live the healthiest lives possible, Intermountain is widely recognized as a leader in transforming healthcare through high quality and sustainable costs.
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