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)


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!