Marc Harrison, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer
Bio:Marc Harrison, MD, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Intermountain Healthcare. He began serving in this position in October 2016. A specialist in pediatric critical care, Dr. Harrison held leadership positions at Cleveland Clinic prior to joining Intermountain. He most recently served as Chief of International Business Development for Cleveland Clinic, developing and implementing international strategy, and as Chief Executive Offer of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, where he oversaw the establishment of 12 Institutes, 5 Centers of Excellence, and more than 30 medical and surgical specialties. Earlier roles included service as Chief Medical Operations Officer, involving oversight of a broad range of clinical operations worldwide for the system, and as Chairman of Pediatric Critical Care. Dr. Harrison earned an undergraduate degree at Haverford College and a medical degree at Dartmouth Medical School. He completed his residency and internship in pediatric critical care through the University of Utah,School of Medicine, working primarily in the critical care units of Intermountain's Primary Children's Hospital. His wife, Mary Carole Harrison, MD, served as Chief Resident in the same program. Dr. Marc Harrison later received a Master of Medical Management from Carnegie Mellon University and completed additional study in management at Harvard Business School. Under Dr. Harrison's leadership, Intermountain is continuing its focus on implementing best clinical and operational practices designed to advance its mission of helping people live the healthiest lives possible.
Gary S. Kaplan, MD, FACP, FACPME, FACPE
Chairman & CEO
Virginia Mason Health System
Bio:Gary S. Kaplan, MD, FACP, FACMPE, FACPE, has served as Chairman and CEO of the Virginia Mason Health System in Seattle since 2000. He is also a practicing internal medicine physician at Virginia Mason. Dr. Kaplan received a degree in medicine from the University of Michigan and is board certified in internal medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency at Virginia Mason and served as Chief Resident in 1980–1981. He is Chair of both the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Board of Directors and the National Patient Safety Foundation Lucian Leape Institute. He was a founding member of Health CEOs for Health Reform and has held leadership positions with numerous organizations, including the Medical Group Management Association and the Washington Healthcare Forum, and is a past Chair of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. During Dr. Kaplan's tenure as Chairman and CEO, Virginia Mason has received significant national and international acclaim for its efforts to transform health care, most notably as the leader in adapting the Toyota Production System to health care. In 2017, Virginia Mason received the America's 50 Best Hospitals Award from Healthgrades, placing the medical center among the top 1% of hospitals in the nation for year-over-year superior clinical performance across a broad spectrum of care.
Kenneth H. Paulus
Owner and Chief Executive Officer
Bio:Mr. Kenneth H. Paulus, is the Owner and Chief Executive Officer of ReferenceHealth. He also serves as Senior Advisor at Vestar Capital Partners, Inc. Mr. Paulus serves as an Executive Advisor at Water Street Healthcare Partners. He was the former Chief Executive Officer of Allina Health System, Inc. (also known as Allina Hospitals & Clinics) from June 2009 to December 31, 2014, and served as its President and Chief Operating Officer since July 2008. He served for 10 years at Allina Health System. He was responsible for Allina's system-wide operations strategy to advance the goal of providing optimal access, high reliability, and healing interactions to all patients. He was also responsible for the operations of Allina's 11 hospitals, specialty operations, and clinic groups, the Allina Medical Clinic and Aspen Medical Group. He also led numerous growth initiatives, including a number of joint ventures, partnerships, and acquisitions. Prior to Allina Health System, Ken served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Atrius Health System. Before joining Atrius Health System, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Health One Care System and Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. He has also served as the Chief Operating Officer of Partners Community HealthCare Inc., Partners HealthCare System, and Alta Bates Medical Resources in Berkeley, California. He has been a Member of Board of Managers at Healthgrades Operating Company, Inc., since November 19, 2015, and serves as the Director of the Minnesota Hospital Association and Healthgrades. He serves as a Trustee with Hamline University. Mr. Paulus received a Master in Healthcare Administration and Management from the University of Minnesota. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Augustana College.