Gail Miller named chairwoman of Intermountain Healthcare board

Composite image. Gail Miller has elected to serve as chair of Intermountain Healthcare's Board of Trustees, Salt Lake City, Utah | Gail Miller photo courtesy of Intermountain Healthcare, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Intermountain Healthcare’s Board of Trustees has chosen Utah business and civic leader Gail Miller as its chairwoman.

She succeeds Scott Anderson, who remains on the board as chairman emeritus after stepping down at the end of his six-year term. Anderson is president and CEO of Zions First National Bank and has served on the board since 2005.

Intermountain’s Board of Trustees comprises 20 individuals who volunteer their time without pay in order to direct the nonprofit organization. Board members set policy, create goals, evaluate management’s performance and ensure Intermountain operates in the best interests of the community. Board chairs are elected by the board.

Miller joined the board of trustees in 2013.  She serves on several committees, including the executive committee and the community relations committee.

Miller is the owner of the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies and chairwoman of its board of directors. She is actively engaged in the various operations of the company, including the administration of the Larry H. & Gail Miller Family Foundation. She is trustee emeritus of Salt Lake Community College, serves on the National Advisory Council for the University of Utah, and holds an honorary alumni award from Brigham Young University.

Miller is passionate about the Utah community, and in addition to serving on Intermountain’s board, she is involved with several initiatives, boards and organizations with an emphasis on health care, education and homelessness.

Miller is also the recipient an honorary doctorate in humanities from Weber State University and honorary doctorates in humane letters from the University of Utah and Salt Lake Community College. In 2012, the Intermountain Healthcare Research and Medical Foundation honored Miller with the Legacy of Life Award. In 2015, she received the Salt Lake Chamber’s highest award, A Giant In Our City.

“At Intermountain, we are very fortunate to have Gail as our new board chair,” Intermountain’s president and CEO Marc Harrison said. “She has been a tremendously positive influence on our stewardship to our patients, members and communities. She is a champion of our mission and our vision to be a model health system and a beacon of hope for the people we serve.”

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