Southerland Partners Taps CEO for Intermountain Healthcare

May 31, 2016 – Dallas-based executive search firm Southerland Partners has placed Dr. A. Marc Harrison as president and chief executive officer of Intermountain Healthcare. Dr. Charles W. Sorenson is retiring from the CEO post in October.

Dr. Harrison has had a distinguished career in pediatric critical care, and most recently held positions as chief of international business development for Cleveland Clinic and CEO of the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, which is a multi-specialty hospital and part of Mubadala Healthcare’s network of worldclass healthcare facilities. At Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Dr. Harrison assembled a 3,500-member multinational workforce and oversaw all aspects of clinical and business operations for its new medical campus, which cared for patients from 31 countries in its first 10 months of operations.

Earlier roles included serving as chief medical operations officer for Cleveland Clinic, where he was responsible for a broad range of clinical operations worldwide, and as chairman of Pediatric Critical Care.

“We conducted a national search and were very pleased at the high level of interest in the position from talented leaders within Intermountain and around the country,” said Intermountain board chair Scott Anderson, CEO of Zions Bank. “Dr. Harrison has impressive experience and a proven track record of leading health organizations and is immensely qualified to build on Intermountain’s legacy and oversee the organization as we continue the work of transforming healthcare to meet the challenges ahead.”


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“Intermountain is a special organization and Southerland Partners is thrilled and honored to have had the opportunity to assist the board in this critically important search effort,” said Keith Southerland, Southerland Partners CEO. “Dr. Harrison is a uniquely talented healthcare leader, who will build upon the legacy of Dr. Sorenson to help Intermountain achieve its mission of helping people lead healthy lives.”

Intermountain Healthcare is a Utah-based, not-for-profit system of 22 hospitals, 185 clinics, a medical group with about 1,300 employed physicians, a health plans division called SelectHealth, and other health services. Intermountain is widely recognized as a leader in transforming healthcare through high quality service and sustainable costs.

Southerland Partners is an executive search firm with specialization in complex integrated delivery systems, academic medical centers, children’s hospitals and payer organizations. The firm recently placed CEOs at Ardmore Institute of Health, St. Joseph’s and Healthcare System as well as filling the president post at Methodist Dallas Medical Center.

Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media

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