Three join Board of Trustees

A business owner and two family physicians have recently been named to serve on the Intermountain Healthcare Board of Trustees. Karen W. Fairbanks, Mark K. Milligan, M.D., and Karyn Springer, M.D., were welcomed to their positions recently.

The Intermountain Healthcare Board of Trustees comprises 19 Utah residents who volunteer their time without pay to direct the operations of the nonprofit organization. Board members set policy, provide input, and represent the interests of the community. In addition to Intermountain's central Board, the organization is guided by trustees on governing boards for hospitals and other care services, as well as charitable foundation boards.

Former Intermountain Board members Edward G. Kleyn, former president of Wells Fargo Bank; Daniel W. Davis, M.D., Intermountain Medical Group; Brett T. Muse, M.D., Intermountain South Ogden Clinic; and JoAnn B. Seghini, Ph.D., mayor of Midvale City, recently completely their terms of service. Board members A. Scott Anderson, president and CEO of Zions First National Bank, and Clark D. Ivory, CEO of Ivory Homes, have also announced that they will be stepping down from the Board after six years of service each.

"We are grateful for the exceptional leadership and service given by these outstanding trustees," said Kem Gardner, chairman of Intermountain's Board of Trustees. "We are pleased to welcome Karen Fairbanks, Dr. Milligan, and Dr. Springer to the Board. Our new Board members bring great perspectives and skills. We are thrilled they are willing to serve with us and help guide Intermountain."

Karen W. Fairbanks

Karen W. Fairbanks, a lifelong resident of Ogden, manages a national purchasing cooperative in the underground piping industry with her husband. Previously, they owned and operated the industrial piping firm W.R. White Company. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Utah.

Fairbanks was appointed to Intermountain's McKay-Dee Hospital Board of Trustees in 1998 and was named chair of that board in 2009. She also serves with the Weber Basin Water Conservancy District and Ogden Symphony Ballet Foundation.

Mark K. Milligan, MD

Mark K. Milligan, M.D., has served as vice chairman of the Intermountain Medical Group governing board from 2005 to 2010 and has been a representative to that board for his region since 2003. He is a Diplomat with the American Board of Family Practice. He received his bachelor's degree in business management and his medical degree from the University of Utah.

Dr. Milligan has been the lead physician at the Intermountain Layton Clinic and chief of McKay-Dee Hospital's Ambulatory Care Department and president of the Weber County Medical Society.

Karyn Springer, MD

Karyn Springer, M.D., is a family physician at the Intermountain North Orem Clinic and a faculty member of Intermountain's Utah Valley Family Medicine Residency Program. She received bachelor's degrees in developmental psychology and biology from Stanford University and her medical degree from the University of Utah.

Dr. Springer was a physician with Intermountain InstaCare for six years prior to joining the North Orem Family Medicine Clinic in 2008. She has held leadership positions as an InstaCare coordinator, Physician Advisory Council member, and as a representative of her region for the Intermountain Medical Group.

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A business owner and two family physicians have recently been named to serve on the Intermountain Healthcare Board of Trustees.