|Executive Spotlight: Lauren Todd|
Lauren Todd has been with Intermountain Healthcare for nearly five years and is currently a Director of Strategic Planning and Business Development for Intermountain Healthcare. Lauren supports hospitals located along the central Wasatch Front with planning, volume projections and market analysis. Throughout Lauren’s career, she has worked to reduce waste and provide a better value/experience for patients.
Prior to Intermountain Healthcare, Lauren was part of GE Healthcare’s Operations Management Leadership Program. This provided her with an understanding of GE’s business, including LEAN Six Sigma operations, that led to roles such as leading one of GE’s manufacturing teams in Salt Lake City that builds the GE C-Arm, and as a consultant with GE Healthcare’s Performance Partners that works with various health systems across the country to improve operational, clinical, and management processes. In all this work, Lauren has been able to aide in simplifying processes and gained operations knowledge in a vast array of areas.
Lauren received her BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Florida while also working for UF Health in Gainesville, Florida. This experience led to opportunities with GE that brought Lauren to Utah, where she received a Master of Business Administration at the University of Utah.
Lauren volunteers with multiple organizations outside of work. This provides opportunities to build relationships, share her knowledge, and strengthen the community. Lauren’s participation as a board member of the Institute of Industrial and System Engineering’s Society for Health Systems keeps her abreast with the latest in the field of process improvement among healthcare professionals. Lauren’s involvement with ACHE provides an excellent opportunity to be around other great healthcare leaders nationally and locally, no matter their background or affiliation. Lauren believes the benefits of network experiences and ACHE activities provide endless opportunities to learn and approach healthcare issues in a better way.
Outside of healthcare Lauren enjoys spending time with her husband Brad, and dog, Izzy. Activities that they all enjoy are being in the mountains, camping, hiking and exploring new places. Lauren and Brad also enjoy skiing in the winter and visiting family and friends on the east coast.