Kent currently serves as administrator of Intermountain Healthcare’s Alta View and Riverton hospitals, and has a distinguished career within the Intermountain system. He’s held his current role at Alta and Riverton hospitals for the past year, and prior to that served as administrator of Riverton Hospital since it opened in 2008. Last year, Kent led a $53 million expansion of the hospital, which included addition of cancer services to that campus.
“Blair is a very effective leader and is well prepared for this position,” says Joe Mott, associate chief operating officer of Specialty-Based Care at Intermountain Healthcare and Intermountain Medical Center’s previous administrator. “He’s forward thinking and is enthusiastic about Intermountain Medical Center’s vision to be one the premier hospitals in the nation and model referral center for hospitals and patients throughout the Intermountain West.
Kent will be the third administrator in the history of Intermountain Medical Center. He was preceded by Mott and David Grauer.
“I’m thrilled to be able to serve the patients and caregivers at Intermountain Medical Center,” said Kent. “I loved the hospital and its people when I served there previously, and I’m excited to work with our hospital team to support Intermountain’s efforts to deliver the best possible care as efficiently as possible and to enhance not just the healthcare, but the health and the lives of our employees, physicians, and all the patients and families that we serve.”
Prior to his role at Riverton, Kent was an operations officer in the Central Region, with responsibility for a large portfolio based at Intermountain Medical Center, including cardiovascular services. He was instrumental in the final planning and opening of Intermountain Medical Center in 2007.
Mott said Kent is known for developing highly-engaged teams of caregivers who consistently deliver strong performance to provide the best and most effective patient care.
Kent earned a master’s of public administration degree from Brigham Young University and a bachelor’s in health services administration from Weber State University. He is active in a number of professional associations and civic organizations.