Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare on Friday announced Dr. A. Marc Harrison as its new CEO. Harrison, 52, is scheduled to succeed Dr. Charles Sorenson on Oct. 15.
Sorenson announced in December that he planned to retire after leading the 22-hospital health system for six years.
Harrison has been chief of international business development for the Cleveland Clinic for the past eight months, and previously served as CEO of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, a multispecialty hospital in the United Arab Emirates. He began his healthcare career as a pediatrician.
Sorenson will take on the role of founding director of the Intermountain Healthcare Leadership Institute after his retirement. The center teaches healthcare professionals about quality improvement and cost-effectiveness. It is expected to open in 2018.