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People on the Move

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


Salt Lake City— The National Quality Forum (NQF) has named Shannon Connor Phillips, MD, MPH, Intermountain Healthcare chief patient experience officer, to its board of directors. A non-profit organization committed to driving measurable health improvements, NQF fosters healthy multistakeholder collaboration to advance quality measures and improvement strategies that lead to better outcomes and greater value in healthcare. Dr. Phillips says her 15 years as a physician healthcare executive will help guide the NQF as it tackles the quickly changing landscape of healthcare. Dr. Phillips is one of seven new members joining NQF’s Board of Directors this year, encompassing diverse private and public healthcare leaders from across the country. The federal government relies on NQF for bringing honest, consensus-based insights from a diverse array of stakeholders to inform and develop healthcare quality policy and public reporting programs.  The organization also works with groups and health systems to improve healthcare value and outcomes across the country.Dr. Phillips says one of the things she’s excited about bringing to the board is her knowledge and experience with social determinants of health. Recently Intermountain has put a greater focus on the things that can impact health but aren’t directly related to healthcare such as food insecurity, transportation, and housing.Dr. Phillips will serve on the NQF Board of Directors for three years supporting the NQF mission and forming strategies for providers, payers, government and industry.

Salt Lake City— Mayor Erin Mendenhall today announced the appointment of Katherine Lewis to the role of City Attorney. Lewis advances to the role after having served as a Senior City Attorney for Salt Lake City since 2013. The City Council unanimously consented to the appointment. The City Attorney acts as the chief legal officer of the city and is responsible to the mayor and the city council for the proper administration of the legal affairs of the executive and legislative branches of city government. In her prior position as Senior City Attorney, Lewis represented the City’s Economic Development Department, Redevelopment Agency, Real Estate Division, Building Services Division and Arts Council Experience. Prior to working for the City, Lewis spent seven years as a real estate and finance attorney for Parsons Behle & Latimer, Utah’s largest and oldest full-service regional law firm. In this role, she built a wealth of knowledge related toreal estate and finance transactions, zoning and land use law, and administrative and environmental law. 

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