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Robert W. Allen Named Intermountain Healthcare Senior Vice President And Chief Operating Officer

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, USA, March 7, 2017 / -- Robert W. Allen, FACHE, has been appointed Intermountain Healthcare’s senior vice president and chief operating officer. He is currently vice president of clinical and outreach services at Intermountain. He will report to Intermountain Healthcare President and CEO Marc Harrison, MD, and will serve on Intermountain’s Management Committee.

Beginning April 1, Allen will lead a team of regional vice presidents and key leaders focused on healthcare delivery across Intermountain. He succeeds Laura S. Kaiser, FACHE, who is leaving Intermountain to take the position of president and CEO of SSM Health in St. Louis, Missouri.

“Rob brings vast experience as a healthcare leader,” said Dr. Harrison. “Besides his more than 22 years of service at Intermountain, he has held leadership positions at healthcare organizations in Colorado, Wyoming, New Jersey, and Massachusetts. At Intermountain his responsibilities have included not just hospitals but also Outreach, TeleHealth, Life Flight, Homecare, Clinical Support Services and Environment of Care Services.”

A native of Wyoming, Allen received his bachelor’s degree in Operations Management from Brigham Young University and his MBA from Utah State University. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Allen has served on multiple state hospital association boards, including two terms as chair of the Wyoming Hospital Association, and he has served on the boards of several chambers of commerce, foundations, and other organizations.

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Daron Cowley
Intermountain Healthcare
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