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People on the move

People on the move is your weekly roundup of hiring and other personnel news throughout the state of Utah.

Salt Lake City— For the fourth consecutive year, Modern Healthcare has named Intermountain Healthcare President and CEO Marc Harrison, MD, to its annual list of Top 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives. Dr. Harrison is listed along with other healthcare leaders including, Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, and Dr. Deborah Birx, Coronavirus Response Coordinator for the Trump Administration. Modern Healthcare notes other reasons for Dr. Harrison’s placement on the list, which includes efforts to reimagine primary care, which has reduced emergency room visits and hospital admissions, and Intermountain’s willingness to send doctors, nurses and other caregivers to New York City earlier this year during their height of the COVID-19 outbreak. Intermountain’s focus on value-based care has helped keep the healthcare system of 24 hospitals financially sound. Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has seen major revenue loss for hospital systems around the country, Intermountain has not furloughed or had to lay off any caregivers. Intermountain has also turned to innovations such as TeleHealth and Connect Care to help patients stay connected and get the care they need while staying safe and at home. Connect Care visits alone went from 7,000 in March to 64,000 in April. Intermountain continues to find new ways to expand care so patients can receive it closer to home.

Salt Lake City— Walker Edison, a leading provider of RTA furniture, announced today that Joana McKenna has been named President effective immediately and reporting directly to Brad Bonham, CEO of Walker Edison. The company said the transition is occurring at a “pivotal time” for the business, a leader in the furniture industry, as it seeks a new stage of growth. McKenna was most recently the Vice President of Growth at Walmart Inc., where she led marketplace business growth strategy, fueled record development for Walmart’s e-commerce front, and spearheaded numerous successful and forward-thinking initiatives. A graduate of Loyola Marymount University, McKenna brings over 20 years of e-commerce experience to Walker Edison in building global brands and businesses, inspiring innovative thinking, and driving international growth. She is a dynamic, people-first leader who has held several senior positions at Amazon, Johnson & Johnson, and Walmart. Walker Edison was established 15 years ago by Bonham and has quickly become not only one of the fastest-growing companies in Utah but also a leading partner and a drop-ship solution for some of the biggest names in the e-commerce furniture space. 

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