Who: Dr. Charles Sorenson, 64
Retiring as: President and CEO of Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City, effective in October 2016
New role: Founding director, Intermountain Healthcare Leadership Institute, which will launch upon Sorenson's retirement.
Background: Sorenson has led Intermountain since 2009. Before that, he was executive VP and COO of the system, a position he was appointed to in 1998. Sorenson helped found Intermountain Medical Group and served as chairman of its board before becoming COO.
Moving into administration: Sorenson began his urologic surgery practice at Intermountain's LDS Hospital in 1982, later serving as president of its medical staff. He continues to practice medicine, but Sorenson earlier told Modern Healthcare that he moved into administration because he noticed that physicians were opening their own facilities and taking business out of hospitals. He said he believed the two parties could work better together.
Improving quality, lowering costs: Throughout his tenure, Sorenson has led Intermountain's efforts to drive efficiency, reduce readmissions and bring down costs. In his new role, he'll oversee leadership training for healthcare executives and managers focused on quality improvement and cost-effectiveness.