American College of Healthcare Executives
Quarterly Chapter Newsletter March 10, 2009
In This Issue

President's Message
From the Regent's Desk
Executive Spotlight: MG David Rubenstein
Executive Spotlight: Cliff Park
Education Update
Awards and Advancements
Improve Your Work-Life Balance
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Chapter Officers

President

Tracy Schmidt, FACHE
Intermountain Donor Services
tracy@idslife.org

President-Elect

Robert C. Cash, FACHE
Logan Regional Hospital
bob.cash@imail.org

Past President

Keith Tintle, FACHE
Timpanogos Regional Hospital
keith.tintle@
mountainstarhealth.com


Secretary

Jillanne C. Vicory
Utah Hospitals & Health Systems Association
jill@uha-utah.org

Treasurer

Steven R. Schramm, FACHE
Mountain View Hospital
steve.schramm@
mountainstarhealth.com


Executive Spotlight: Cliff Park
by Kevin Brooks

Cliff Park’s advice to any healthcare executive is, “You have to have a passion for the work we do and every decision has to be made with the patient in mind.”  As an Operations Officer at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center it is clear Cliff walks his talk.

Cliff was born in Anaconda, Montana in a family with 1 brother and 5 sisters.  His family moved to Evanston, Wyoming when he was a child.  As a young man he learned to work hard doing various manual labor jobs and before his first “real job” at Taco Time.  After graduating from high school, Cliff attended Brigham Young University where he pursued a degree in Organizational Behavior.  Cliff met and married his wife Mandi prior to attending BYU.  Subsequent to receiving his bachelor’s degree, Cliff moved his young family to Tooele, UT and took a job with Intermountain Healthcare as a training coordinator for the IDX implementation team.  His first job as a healthcare executive presented itself back home in Evanston, Wyoming where he worked in administration during the transition of hospital ownership from Intermountain Healthcare to Community Health Systems (CHS).  Eventually, Cliff became the CEO of the Evanston hospital.  After proving to be a successful CEO and leader, CHS asked Cliff to move to Sunbury, Pennsylvania to be the CEO of a 127-bed community hospital.  Cliff served in that capacity from 2005-2008 when he was presented with the opportunity to return back to the West  as an Operations Officer in Intermountain Healthcare’s Urban South Region where he currently works.

Cliff enjoys spending time with his wife and four daughters, ages 16-11.  They are busy in numerous athletic endeavors and they also enjoy camping, hiking, and fishing.  Cliff also enjoys reading books related to history.


 

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Navigating the Future
Chicago, IL


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