Former lieutenant governor is now CEO of Utah Hospital Association

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Greg Bell will be taking over as CEO and president of UHA on Nov. 1. (Photo courtesy of UHA).
Greg Bell will be taking over as CEO and president of UHA on Nov. 1. (Photo courtesy UHA)

Former Lt. Gov. Greg Bell has been appointed president and CEO of Utah Hospital Association, a private association that represents Utah hospitals and health systems.

Bell announced his resignation as lieutenant governor in Sept. 2013. He will be replacing UHA’s current CEO, Rod L. Betit, on Nov. 1 after Betit formally retires.

“After (Bell’s) resignation announcement, UHA included his name in our nationwide presidential search,” said David Entwistle, UHA board chair and CEO of University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics, in a prepared statement on Oct. 18. “His background in healthcare policy and experience as lieutenant governor and state legislator will prove invaluable as we go forward in navigating the many changes taking place in the U.S. healthcare system in the coming years.”

Bell chaired the Executive Health Policy Group, Governor’s Tort Reform Liability Workgroup and Utah’s Emergency Management Administration Council while serving as lieutenant governor. He was also a co-chair of the Utah Health Exchange Advisory Board.

UHA provides services to hospitals and health systems across Utah. The association also lobbies for healthcare at the state legislature.

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