In This Issue
Kevin Johnson, FACHE
Mountain View Hospital
Bob Cash, FACHE
University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics
Executive Spotlight: Bart Adams|
Brian C. Black
Bart Adams’ journey to being the Executive Director at the Orthopaedic Facility of the University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics was an unexpected one. In 1991, while in a graduate program studying medical genetics, Bart was approached with a laboratory management position at a local hospital. Bart enjoyed this management position so much that he decided to leave his genetics studies and shifted his focus to management. He later earned an M.B.A. from Indiana University.
In 2002, Bart and his family moved back to Utah as Bart started working for IASIS Healthcare's Davis Hospital as a director, later as Chief Operating Officer at Salt Lake Regional Medical Center, and then as the Administrator at Pioneer Valley Hospital. In 2007, he joined the administrative team at the University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics as the Executive Director for the Orthopaedic Facility in Research Park where he has been for the past six years.
Bart’s greatest joy is his family; his family consists of his wife, eight children, and two grandchildren. His hobbies are shaped by his family and include traveling, boating, golf and other sports, reading, going to movies, and occasionally politically sparring while doing any of the above.
Bart’s passion for working in healthcare stems from these two things: doing work that is meaningful and makes a difference, and associating with individuals with outstanding character. He continually gives praise to those whom he associates with. When asked what one thing he wished he knew when he began his healthcare career he said, “the ability to effectively communicate frequently and thoroughly. Our ability to move forward is directly proportional to our ability to gain support of ideas and bring others along.” One piece of advice from a mentor of his can also apply to members of UHE: “work to live; don’t live to work.”
UHE Panel Discussion
Developing High Performance Teams
February 19, 2013
Lakeview Hospital, Bountiful