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Intermountain Healthcare to Sponsor Wasatch Speaker Series

Partnership brings prominent speakers to Utah for engaging, thought-provoking forum

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, USA, September 19, 2017 / -- Intermountain Healthcare is now the exclusive presenting sponsor of the Wasatch Speaker Series, the two organizations announced. Both organizations share a strong commitment to delivering important community benefits to the greater Salt Lake City area and the state of Utah. This partnership further delivers on that promise, and helps to establish the fast-growing Salt Lake City area as a national cultural center.

“Our objective from the start has been to bring Utah, for the first time, world-class luminaries from various disciplines in a close up and personal speaking experience. We want the Wasatch Speaker Series to be the premier speaker forum in the country, and having participation and support from an important community leader like Intermountain Healthcare helps to make this a reality,” stated Gary Lauer, President of the Wasatch Speaker Series.

“Having access to leading thinkers who give us important insights and promote thoughtful conversations is a hallmark of a healthy communities,” added Marc Harrison, MD, president and CEO of Intermountain Healthcare. “We’re pleased to be part of what promises to be an excellent series.”

Intermountain Healthcare is a not-for-profit health system based in Salt Lake City, Utah, with 22 hospitals, a broad range of clinics and services, about 1,500 employed primary care and secondary care physicians at more than 180 clinics in the Intermountain Medical Group, and health insurance plans from SelectHealth. Intermountain regularly participates in national and international forums focused on healthcare transformation and leadership, innovation, and building healthy communities.

The Wasatch Speaker Series is a powerful seven-evening session of intimate speaking engagements and audience Q&A with luminaries of our time, taking place at Abravanel Hall in downtown Salt Lake City from Oct. 4, 2017, through March 29, 2018. This inaugural season features speakers including former VP Joe Biden, Dr. Jane Goodall, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Astronaut Scott Kelly, Gen. Martin Dempsey, Paul Nicklen, and Jane Pauley. More information can be found and season tickets can be ordered at

Daron Cowley
Intermountain Healthcare
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