Linda Leckman, MD, Intermountain Vice President and CEO of the Intermountain Medical Group, was honored in November with the presentation of the 2013 ATHENA Award. The national award is presented by The Salt Lake Chamber, Utah’s largest and longest-standing statewide business association, to an active chamber member who demonstrates excellence, creativity, and initiative in business, provides valuable service to improve the quality of life for others in the community, and assists women in reaching their full leadership potential.
“Many of the traits that make Linda a great doctor have played a role in her success as an executive,” said Lane Beattie, president and CEO of The Salt Lake Chamber. “She is not only a highly skilled and accomplished physician; she is a great listener, an approachable leader, and a mentor to the doctors she works with, as well. Those are qualities that are the hallmark of our ATHENA.”
Under Dr. Leckman’s leadership, Intermountain Medical Group implemented innovative compensation and process improvement plans, established clinical quality improvement initiatives, developed strategic plans for growth, and laid the foundation for a model of physician integration with hospitals and health plans that many systems around the country now strive to emulate.
A prominent voice in healthcare, Dr. Leckman has shared her expertise as a way to improve healthcare, nationally and locally, for institutions and individuals. Throughout 2009, Dr. Leckman contributed to The Washington Post’s blog Health Care Rx, where she provided her perspective regarding the federal government’s efforts to bring meaningful change into effect. For the past decade, Dr. Leckman has also been the host of Healing for Life, a weekly spot on KSL NewsRadio that airs throughout the state. In more than 550 radio spots, she has offered suggestions for improving health, insights into ground-breaking healthcare treatments and scientific developments, and new services offered by Intermountain Healthcare.