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New Human Resources VP to Join Intermountain Healthcare

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, USA, December 12, 2016 / -- Joseph E. Fournier, JD, MHA, has been named vice president of Human Resources and chief Human Resources officer at Intermountain Healthcare. Fournier will be joining Intermountain January 30, 2017.

Before becoming a nationally recognized leader in human resources, Fournier was an accomplished attorney and Air Force officer. Most recently he held the position of chief Human Resources officer for the University of Michigan Health System. Prior to that, Fournier was vice president and chief Human Resources officer for UMass Memorial Medical Center and UMass Memorial Medical Group, and senior Human Resources officer for UMass Memorial Health Care in Worcester, Massachusetts. Earlier he held positions as a military prosecutor, and in-house counsel and general counsel for the Air Force Medical Service, one of the nation’s largest integrated healthcare delivery systems.

“Intermountain is nationally recognized for delivering world-class care and for its ability to transform in anticipation of changes in healthcare,” Fournier said. “When I met with several members of the team, I sensed an incredible commitment to Intermountain, its people and to working together. Everyone is committed to making a difference by helping people live the healthiest lives possible. That excited me—and I can’t wait to be a part of it.”

Fournier holds a law degree from Suffolk University Law School, a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Worcester State University and a bachelor’s degree in finance from Providence College. He is an active member of the Health Management Academy and member of the GE Fellows Advisory Committee, University Health Consortium, and American College of Health Care Executives.

Intermountain Healthcare is a Utah-based, not-for-profit system of 22 hospitals, 185 clinics, a Medical Group with about 1,500 employed physicians and advanced practitioners, a health plans group called SelectHealth, and other health services. With a mission of helping people live the healthiest lives possible®, Intermountain is widely recognized as a leader in transforming healthcare through high quality and sustainable costs. For more information about Intermountain, visit

Daron Cowley
Intermountain Healthcare
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