Jim Sheets named new COO of Specialty-based Care

He'll start Nov. 1 and work with Joe Mott until year-end

Jim Sheets has been selected as Intermountain's new chief operating officer of Specialty-based Care. He’ll work with Joe Mott through the end of the year to ensure a smooth transition, at which time Joe will retire.  

Jim Sheets introduces Intermountain's new Connect Care Pro virtual hospital in 2018.

Jim Sheets

“Please join me in congratulating Jim on his new role,” says Rob Allen, Intermountain's senior vice president and chief operating officer. “His impeccable expertise and leadership in both hospital administration and in outreach and telehealth services support Intermountain as a model health system for today and for the future.” 

Jim says he's looking forward to working closely with Amy Christensen, RN, Specialty-based Care chief nursing officer, and Paul Krakovitz, MD, Specialty-based Care chief medical officer, as well as with all the hospital administrators and the leaders in Community-based Care, Clinical Shared Services, Clinical Programs, and others on Intermountain's Clinical Enterprise Team. “Together, we'll continue the transition toward value-based care, while continuing to provide the high-quality care for patients and communities that has always set Intermountain apart,” Jim says. 

Jim has served as an Intermountain leader for more than a decade, most recently as vice president of Outreach Services Development, which includes leading telehealth services and Intermountain’s virtual hospital. He previously worked as operations officer and then administrator at LDS Hospital. Prior to joining Intermountain, Jim served in healthcare leadership positions at hospitals and health systems in California and Arizona.

As Jim moves into his new role, Intermountain will work with leaders in outreach and telehealth to determine the appropriate next steps for leadership over these areas.

Jim holds master of healthcare administration and MBA degrees from the University of Minnesota, and a bachelor's degree in business management from the University of Utah. He and his wife, Andrea, have five children and enjoy sports and mountain adventures as a family. Jim is also an avid University of Utah football fan.

Joe Mott will continue his role as chief operating officer of Specialty-based Care until he retires at the end of the year. "We thank Joe for his exceptional leadership at Intermountain," says Rob. "Joe has made a lasting impact on our care delivery system. He has served in multiple key leadership roles at Primary Children's Hospital, Healthcare Transformation, and Intermountain Medical Center before assuming his current role. He’s taken on new assignments when asked and performed exceptionally in everything he does."