The Intermountain Healthcare Leadership Institute is for experienced not-for-profit healthcare leaders who possess the potential to make significant impacts within their organizations. Participants learn in an immersive and interactive environment from highly experienced and nationally recognized faculty and program peers, advancing both the skills and emotional intelligence to strengthen their ability to lead effectively at the complex intersection of clinical and operational excellence.

  • Participants learn with thought leaders from Harvard Business School, Notre Dame, University of Michigan, Intermountain Healthcare, and other leading institutions. These experts, with decades of experience, comprise our engaging and inspiring faculty.
  • Live simulation is used to experience and hone executive decision making that integrates ethical and values-driven considerations.
  • Case studies and teamwork engage participants in provocative debate and encourage ongoing relationships.
  • The program includes wellbeing practices to support holistic and sustainable leadership.

"We focus on timeless leadership principles to develop trusted leaders at the intersection of clinical and operational excellence."  
- Charles W. Sorenson, MD, FACS
President and CEO Emeritus, Intermountain Healthcare
Founding Director, Intermountain Healthcare Leadership Institute

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Program Benefits and Details


  • Develop key leaders who strengthen the organization
  • Increase competency and expand organizational loyalty through a commitment to leader development
  • Valuable perspectives gained from leaders of other highly respected not-for-profit health systems


  • Enhance self-awareness of personal strengths for continued improvement
  • Increase confidence and effectiveness in leading clinical and operational teams
  • Improve positive influence, increase performance, and accelerate their organization’s progress
  • Develop a network of national experts, peers, and mentors to facilitate ongoing learning relationships
  • Articulate a guiding trusted personal leadership brand
  • Utilize specific and individualized professional development tools 


The discounted tuition for the 2018 and 2019 cohorts is $12,000 (USD). The fee includes:

  • Seminar attendance in the Kem C. Gardner Transformation Center
  • 4 Diamond lodging in downtown Salt Lake City
  • Course materials
  • Access to Harvard online lessons, resources, and tool kits
  • Certificate of completion
  • CME, CNE, and SSH credit*
  • Meals

Why Now: The State of Healthcare

Healthcare is one of the most critically important services in society, impacting virtually everyone—both directly and indirectly—in the most personal ways. As new science and technologies become available, the opportunities for improving clinical care and outcomes are endless. These advances are inseparably linked, though, to the increasingly complex challenges of healthcare access and affordability.  

Several of the main healthcare concerns in the United States and other countries include:

  • Variable outcomes, inconsistent quality
  • Unsustainable costs for government, employers, families, and individuals
  • Tremendous political uncertainty
  • Unresolved questions regarding cost effectiveness of new technologies, new pharmaceuticals and biologics, and end-of-life care
  • Inadequate engagement of patients in decision making, chronic disease management, and responsibility for choices
  • Provider disengagement and burnout
  • Provider payment incentives that are not aligned with better health outcomes and lower cost

Despite these concerns, Intermountain Healthcare is optimistic about the future of healthcare for our patients, our communities, and those professionals who choose healthcare as their life’s work. Among our reasons for optimism are:

  • Our experience that the adoption of quality improvement methods that have revolutionized other industries are applicable and beneficial in healthcare
  • Advanced data systems contribute greatly to better outcomes (clinical and cost) by tracking complex processes, prompting best practices, and facilitating efficient exchange of complex data
  • Increasing public interest in healthy behaviors and patient participation in healthcare decision making
  • Demonstrated effectiveness of integrated healthcare delivery systems at improving outcomes and reducing overall costs
  • Greatly improved understanding of the leadership skills needed to drive the changes in healthcare that will improve outcomes 

The Intermountain Healthcare Leadership Institute embodies this optimism and commitment to transform the future of healthcare so all people can live the healthiest lives possible.

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Intermountain Healthcare Transformation Center

The Intermountain Healthcare Leadership Institute is housed in the Intermountain Kem C. Gardner Transformation Center on the Intermountain Medical Center campus in Murray, Utah. The Transformation Center is the base for Intermountain’s efforts to transform healthcare in ways that are patient-focused and that consistently provide the best clinical outcomes at sustainable costs. The Transformation Center also houses the Intermountain Healthcare Delivery InstituteIntermountain Clinical Programs, and other innovation programs. 

The construction of the Transformation Center was made possible by the generosity of Utah philanthropist Kem C. Gardner, who donated $20 million for this project. “I’m making this gift because Intermountain Healthcare has expertise of great importance to the world,” said Mr. Gardner. “The programs housed in the Transformation Center will do so much to improve the health and care available to people in Utah and around the world. It is also my hope that this gift will inspire others to contribute.” Mr. Gardner served on Intermountain boards for 34 years and was Chair of the Intermountain Board from 2007-2012. He currently chairs the Intermountain Foundation Board.

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Intermountain Healthcare is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Intermountain Healthcare designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 63.25* AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Primary Children’s Hospital is an approved provider of continuing education by the Continuing Nursing Education Group an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity has 63.25* nursing contact hours. Successful completion is attending no less than 1 full session and claiming credit only for sessions attending. This educational activity does not include any content that relates to the products and/or services of a commercial interest that would create a conflict of interest. No commercial support is being received for this event.

Intermountain Healthcare Simulation Consortium is accredited by the Society for Simulation Healthcare (SSH) in the areas of Teaching/Education and Systems Integration and Patient Safety. For purposes of this accreditation process, a simulation program in healthcare is defined as an organization or group with dedicated resources (personnel and equipment) whose mission is specifically targeted toward improving patient safety and outcomes through assessment, research, advocacy and education using simulation technologies and methodologies.

This activity is jointly provided by Primary Children’s Hospital, Intermountain Healthcare and Intermountain Healthcare Leadership Institute.
*Credit hours are subject to change. 


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