Marc Harrison is stepping down as Intermountain Healthcare CEO

Marc Harrison is stepping down as Intermountain Healthcare CEO

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Headshot of Marc Harrison, Intermountain CEO
Marc Harrison, Intermountain Healthcare CEO (Photograph: Courtesy of Intermountain Healthcare)

Intermountain Healthcare CEO Marc Harrison is stepping down after six years main Utah’s largest well being care system.

Why it issues: Intermountain is the place no less than half of Utahns get their healthcare.

  • It is also Utah’s largest non-public employer, and its largest medical insurance supplier.

What’s occurring: Harrison is leaving to run a “healthcare platform enterprise” for the enterprise capital agency Normal Catalyst.

Who’s he: Harrison has been thought-about a dynamic determine within the healthcare trade and was ranked No. 26 on Fortune Journal’s annual checklist of fifty of the “World’s Best Leaders.”

  • He helped spearhead Civica Rx, a nonprofit Utah drug firm that’s difficult generic drug shortages and predatory pricing schemes.
  • Harrison oversaw IHC’s merger with Colorado-based SCL Well being and helped purchase a serious Nevada hospital system.
  • Enterprise Insider reported he is additionally liable for pushing for physician compensation to be extra carefully tied to sufferers’ outcomes, somewhat than the quantity of procedures or sufferers seen.

Flashback: Harrison was a vocal proponent of COVID prevention measures like masking.

  • He had a type of blood most cancers that left him immunocompromised — the identical most cancers Colin Powell had when he died from COVID.
  • Moments after Harrison pleaded with Utahns to masks up in 2021, Gov. Spencer Cox scoffed at “excessive maskers,” which led to a social media firestorm in protection of Harrison and others who’re immunocompromised.
  • Cox later walked back his remark.

What they’re saying: “Marc has helped spur innovation throughout our group throughout his six-year tenure. We’re higher right this moment due to his excellent management,” mentioned Mike Leavitt, chairman of Intermountain’s board and former Utah governor.

What’s subsequent: Intermountain will title an interim CEO and seek for Harrison’s alternative this fall, in accordance with a information assertion.

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