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
Ensure delivery of Chapter E-newsletter (Disclaimer)


ACHE Home Page
UHE Home Page
UHA Home Page
National News

Chapter Officers


Tracy Schmidt, FACHE
Intermountain Donor Services


Robert C. Cash, FACHE
Logan Regional Hospital

Past President

Keith Tintle, FACHE
Timpanogos Regional Hospital


Jillanne C. Vicory
Utah Hospitals & Health Systems Association


Steven R. Schramm, FACHE
Mountain View Hospital

Awards and Advancements

Utah Healthcare Executives (UHE) recently presented its 2009 Utah ACHE Regent Awards, recognizing two executives for their exemplary work in healthcare administration. Congratulations to Alberto Vasquez, CEO of Garfield Memorial Hospital, for being recognized with the senior careerist award, and Rand Kerr, CEO of Lakeview Hospital, for his recognition as outstanding early careerist. 

Alberto grew up in a migrant worker family and is one of 15 children. He had the opportunity to attend Brigham Young University and graduated with an accounting degree. He later completed a masters in Health Administration. Alberto's first job was as a data analyst with Cottonwood Hospital. He has been with Intermountain Healthcare for 23 years, and has served as administrator at Garfield Memorial Hospital since 2004. Alberto and Meredith, his wife, are the parents of four children.

"I am humbled and honored to receive this award," Vasquez said. "Although the award was given to me, it is really a reflection of the great people I work with at Garfield Memorial Hospital."

Rand grew up on farm in Iowa and later enrolled at Brigham Young University, earning a B.S. in Psychology. He then attended Tulane and earned his Masters in Health Administration. 

Rand started his healthcare career at St. Mark’s Hospital in Salt Lake City as Assistant Administrator. He later relocated to Alaska Regional Hospital where he served as COO. Rand returned to St. Mark’s Hospital as COO and was later named CEO of Lakeview Hospital in Bountiful. "I have been blessed to work with such great people!!" commented Rand. 

Congratulations to these two outstanding healthcare executives! 



Next Article
Previous Article

ACHE 2009 Congress--March 23-26, 2009
Navigating the Future
Chicago, IL

This e-mail was sent by the American College of Healthcare Executives on behalf of the ACHE chapter in your area. If you would prefer not
to receive any chapter newsletters via e-mail, please send a message to '' and enter "unsubscribe_chapter newsletters"
in the subject line. Please include your full name, mailing address, and affiliate ID number (if known).