Intermountain Health promotes Nannette Berensen to COO

Intermountain Health has named Nannette Berensen chief operating officer, the nonprofit integrated health system announced Thursday.

Berensen is filling the C-suite seat held for six years by Intermountain President and CEO Rob Allen, who moved from COO to the top job Dec. 1.

“There are formidable challenges facing healthcare that will require the collective wisdom and efforts of all of us to position Intermountain Health for future success. I am confident that by working together, we will be successful,” Berensen said in the news release.

Allen succeeded interim President and CEO Lydia Jumonville, who will be executive sponsor of Integration for Intermountain until her retirement at the end of the year. Former CEO Dr. Marc Harrison left the Salt Lake City-based company in August to join the venture capital firm General Catalyst.

Berensen has held a number of positions at Intermountain Health over 17 years. Prior to her promotion, she was vice president and chief operating officer of Clinical Shared Services.

“I have the highest respect for and confidence in Nannette, who has demonstrated a unique ability to drive innovation, bring teams together and improve the patient experience,” Allen said in a news release.

Intermountain Health accrued $2.16 billion in net income through the third quarter, according to an unaudited financial report released in November. The health system operates 33 hospitals and 385 clinics and employs about 60,000 people.

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