Intermountain St. George Regional Hospital Names Cyndi Gilbert as Board Chair

Cyndi Gilbert, Intermountain St. George Regional Hospital Board of Trustees Chair.

Intermountain St. George Regional Hospital Board of Trustees has chosen local civic leader Cyndi Woodbury Gilbert as chair of the hospital board. She succeeds Brian Chadaz, whose term as chair was completed in May, concluding more than 12 years of board service.

St. George Regional Hospital’s Board of Trustees is comprised of 18 individuals who volunteer their time without pay to direct the nonprofit hospital. Board members set policy, create goals, evaluate management’s performance, and ensure the hospital operates in the best interests of the community. Board chairs are elected by the Board.

Gilbert has served on the Governing Board since January 2011. She joined that board while serving as chair of the hospital’s foundation board of which she was a member since 2003. She also served on the parent board for Intermountain Healthcare’s Foundation. 

Gilbert received undergraduate degrees in business and music from Southern Utah University, and her JD from Brigham Young University. Gilbert is corporate counsel for Utah Iron, LLC; Gilbert Development Corporation; Brio and Coral Canyon, and Crusher Rental & Sales, Inc. (CR&S). She also co-owns Diamond G Rodeos, Inc. with husband, Steve L. Gilbert, where she breeds and clones rodeo bucking bulls. 

Gilbert was the first woman flank person in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association flanking more than 20,000 animals in her career and still owns arena record for high-marked bull ride at the National Finals Rodeo (2001). She has served on SUU and Snow College Boards of Trustees, Utah State Board of Regents, and Utah State Building Board. Gilbert has her pilot’s license and enjoys playing the piano and marimba.

“We have been very fortunate to benefit from Cyndi’s passion and expertise over the years,” said Mitch Cloward, St. George Regional Hospital administrator. “Her first official Intermountain event as Chair will be the ground-breaking for the Hurricane hospital ED at 8 a.m. this Wednesday, June 16. She is particularly excited for this ground-breaking as the ED will serve the friends and neighbors in her hometown of Toquerville as well as the rest of the Hurricane Valley.”

Chair Brian Chadaz’ leadership the hospital board helped accomplish many great advancements including: collaboration with Dixie State University to enhance health occupation programs; collaboration with Washington County School District, Family Healthcare, and others to expand services to underserved community members; extending services to better serve patients through Jubilee House, St. George LiVe Well Center, St. George Health & Performance Center; attaining Level II Trauma Center Certification and adding additional Life Flight helicopter services; $300 million, 500,000-square-foot hospital addition, including the new Intermountain Cancer Center of St. George; and the rebranding of Intermountain St. George Regional Hospital.

“We are grateful to Brian for his board service and for all he and this board have done to serve patients and our community,” said Cloward. “He has seen us through a time of change, growth, and challenge, and we appreciation his dedication. We also look forward to continuing those efforts with Cyndi and the hospital board.”

Gilbert succeeds Brian Chadaz, whose term as chair was completed in May, concluding more than 12 years of board service.