Joe Mott, vice president and chief operating officer for Specialty-Based Care, will retire at the end of 2020 after 35 years of impactful leadership at Intermountain.

Mott has made a lasting impact on Intermountain’s care delivery system, in many ways and in many roles. He joined the leadership of Specialty-Based Care two years ago and has helped our hospital teams and operating lanes fully embrace our operating model, improving safety, quality, and experience measures and adopting best practice in all facets of operations.

Mott’s previous roles in the system include administrator of Intermountain Medical Center, Vice President of Healthcare Transformation, where he helped the organization define a model for population health, and 20 years at Primary Children’s Hospital where he was CFO, COO, and then CEO.

Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Rob Allen said, “During his career at Intermountain, Joe has distinguished himself as a principle-based, data-driven leader who actively seeks the input of those around him in decision-making, builds relationships of trust, and models our organization’s values. Those of us who have worked with him characterize his management style as aspirational, fair, inclusive, and inquisitive. He models and inspires team-work and successful performance.”

Last year, Mott received the Distinguished Hospital Executive Award, the Utah Hospital Association’s highest honor for hospital executives.

Mott, who also serves as the 2020 chair of Intermountain’s newly formed Clinical Enterprise Team, earned a bachelor’s in economics and an MBA from Brigham Young University. He has been active in the community, serving on the board of the Volunteers of America-Utah, the Davis County Board of Health, and coaching youth sports teams. He and his wife, Ellen, are the parents of five and grandparents of 10. They are looking forward to spending more time with family, traveling, and exploring new interests.

According to Allen, a national and internal search process to select Mott’s replacement has begun and the hope is to have the candidate selected and the position in place before the end of the year.