Joe Mott, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Specialty-Based Care at Intermountain Healthcare, was recently awarded the 2019 Distinguished Hospital Executive Award by the Utah Hospital Association. The award, presented during the Association’s Fall Leadership Conference at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to Utah’s healthcare community. Criteria evaluated for the honor include the candidate’s administrative excellence, professional performance and leadership qualities.
Mott has served in a number of leadership roles at Intermountain Healthcare since 1985. His tenure includes two decades as an executive at Primary Children’s Hospital — as CFO, COO, then CEO. Under his leadership, Primary Children’s attained national ratings in clinical quality while at the same time ranking as one of the lowest-cost children’s hospitals in the country.
In 2011, Mott became Intermountain Healthcare’s vice president of population health. In this role he spent six years developing strategies to help improve outcomes and reduce costs, focusing on healthy behaviors and preventive interventions. As leader of Intermountain’s population health strategy, Joe helped the system achieve significant cost reductions while designing innovative provider payment models and increasing patient engagement in healthy activities.
Following his tenure in population health, Mott returned to hospital leadership. In his current role, Mott is working to help shape the future of hospital care with a focus on providing higher value to patients.
Active in numerous community and neighborhood organizations, Joe is a member of the Utah board of Volunteers of America and was previously a member of the Chamber West Board of Governors. Joe is also a past chair of the Child Health Quality Council for the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and served for seven years as a member of the Davis County Board of Health, including a term as board chair.
In all his healthcare leadership roles, Joe has demonstrated a principled approach to decision-making. Those who have worked with Joe characterize his management style as visionary, fair, inclusive, and questioning. He sets high expectations, building a supportive environment of accountability that leads to high performance, ultimately resulting in a better healthcare system for the state of Utah.
UHA is a private, not-for-profit trade association representing Utah’s hospitals and health systems.