50 Most Influential Physician Executives – 2016
President and CEO, Intermountain Healthcare
This October will mark a new beginning for Dr. Charles Sorenson, president and CEO of Intermountain Healthcare. Sorenson, 64, will be retiring from the top job at the Salt Lake City-based integrated health system, which he has held since 2009, and will start his new role as founding director at Intermountain Healthcare Leadership Institute. The new organization aims to reduce healthcare costs and increase quality by giving technical support and education for clinical research and process management within the Intermountain system. His interest in improving clinical processes dates to when Sorenson formed the Intermountain Medical Group, an integrated practice of about 1,300 physicians and advanced-practice clinicians employed by the system. Sorenson served as the founding chairman of the medical group from 1994 to 1998. Sorenson is a board-certified urologic surgeon.