September 16, 2022

Mike Clark named Distinguished Healthcare Executive for 2022

Mike Clark, president of Intermountain Healthcare’s Canyon Region, South Market, was recently awarded the Distinguished Healthcare Executive Award by the Utah Hospital Association. The award, presented during the Association’s Fall Leadership Conference at Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City, recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to improving healthcare in the state of Utah.

Throughout the course of his healthcare career, Clark has proven to be an exceptional leader and passionate about improving the health of the communities he serves. As market president of Intermountain Healthcare’s Canyon Region South Market, he oversees the operations of eight acute care facilities in Utah County and surrounding Central Utah communities. Clark also serves as the executive lead for Intermountain Surgery Centers.

Clark’s nearly 30 years of experience in healthcare has given him a wide range of expertise in the areas of managed care, physician practices, human resources, surgery centers, and hospital operations. He started his healthcare administrative career at Kingman Regional Medical Center in Arizona, where he first served as the executive director of a physician hospital organization and later as executive director of human resources and executive director of operations.

In 2005, he joined Intermountain Healthcare at Logan Regional Hospital as an operations officer and was named administrator of the hospital in June 2010. During his tenure as administrator, he was instrumental in bringing healthcare improvements to Cache Valley, including the Logan Regional Cancer Center, a new Women and Newborn Center, digital mammography and other advanced imaging services.

 In 2015, Clark was tapped to lead McKay Dee Hospital in Ogden, where he served as the hospital administrator for seven years. During his tenure at McKay-Dee, the hospital continued to grow and improve services, including starting construction on a new cancer center in 2021.

Throughout his career, Clark has recognized the importance of supporting healthy lifestyles. While administrator at McKay-Dee, he was deeply involved in Intermountain’s Alliance for the Determinants of Health initiative, which focused on Washington and Weber counties. The goal of the Initiative was to improve health outcomes, reduce healthcare costs and be a model for change by addressing social determinants of health. Clark is also an active board member for Get Healthy Utah, a non-profit organization working to promote healthy eating and active living in Utah. Get Healthy Utah works with school, workplace, health and community leaders to influence system level change and provide better opportunities for health.

In addition to his community work encouraging healthy lifestyles, Clark has been a member of the Ogden Rotary Club and is a past board member with emeritus status for the Children’s Place in Cache County. He is also a past member of the UHA Board of Trustees and is an active participant in the Association’s Government Relations Committee.

Clark earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Arizona and holds a Masters of Public Administration degree, with a specialty in Healthcare Administration from the University of Arizona. 

UHA President/CEO Greg Bell commented, “Mike’s diverse healthcare background will be of significant value as he begins his new role overseeing multiple hospitals in Intermountain Healthcare’s Canyons South Market. With strong leadership skills, experience and a caring attitude for the people he serves, Mike will continue to excel as a leader in Utah’s hospital community for many years to come.”

UHA is a private, not-for-profit trade association representing Utah’s hospitals and health systems.

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