The Salt Lake Chamber, Utah’s largest and longest-standing statewide business association, named Dr. Linda Leckman as the 2013 ATHENA Award recipient.
“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.”
Dr. Leckman serves as vice president of Intermountain Healthcare and CEO of Intermountain Medical Group, which is comprised of 185 clinics, more than 1,000 physicians, and over 5,200 employees. Under her 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 her industry, Leckman has taken the opportunity to share her expertise as a way to improve health care at a national and local level, for both 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 health care treatments and scientific developments, and new services offered at Intermountain Healthcare.
About the ATHENA
The ATHENA International Award, sponsored by Wells Fargo, is a prestigious national award presented annually to an active member of the Salt Lake Chamber who demonstrates excellence, creativity and initiative in business, provides valuable service by devoting time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community, and assists women in reaching their full leadership potential.