Utah Healthcare Executives - 03/10/2009  (Plain Text Version)

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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)


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.