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A. Mark Harrison takes the helm of Intermountain Healthcare
A. Mark Harrison is now at the helm of Intermountain Healthcare.
Harrison officially became Intermountain's president and CEO on Monday, taking over from Charles Sorenson, who will direct the Intermountain Healthcare Leadership Institute, which is also based at the medical-care provider's campus in Murray.
"Utah and its medical community have helped shape my life," said Harrison, who completed a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in pediatric critical care through the University of Utah School of Medicine, working at Intermountain's Primary Children's Hospital.
He also met his wife then. Mary Carole Harrison was the program's chief resident.
Harrison later received a master's degree in medical management from Carnegie Mellon University, developing skills used in his latest job as chief of international business development for the Ohio-based Cleveland Clinic.
In that capacity, he assembled a multinational workforce of 3,500 employees, overseeing all operations at a Cleveland Clinc in Abu Dhabi that cared for patients from 31 countries.
With Intermountain, he will oversee a nonprofit system of 22 hospitals, 185 clinics, a medical group with 1,500 physicians and advanced practitioners and the SelectHealth insurance program.
40 Myriad Genetics employees to spend a day with K-12 students
Forty Myriad Genetics employees will spend a day soon with K-12 students in the Salt Lake City area to support Project BioEYES.
The project, sponsored by the University of Utah's pediatrics department, is a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) endeavor to teach students about cell biology, genetics and careers in science. Employees of the Salt Lake City-based genetics company will help students formulate hypotheses, design experiments, collect data and share their experiences.
"These programs benefit us all by inspiring students to become tomorrow's innovators," said Myriad President and CEO Mark Capone.
Ski film celebrating Park Service to play Saturday at REI in Millcreek
A ski film celebrating the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, "paying homage to these monuments of nature and solitude," will take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the REI in Millcreek, 3285 E. 3300 South.
"Monumental: Skiing our National Parks" will be shown as part of the "Pray for Snow Pre-Season Bash," co-sponsored by REI and Powder Magazine, which worked with KGB Productions to create a "contemporary exploration" of skiing in five parks Grand Teton, Yellowstone, Glacier, Yosemite and Olympic.
A question and answer session will follow with the film's producer and several athletes.
The pre-season bash runs from 6-9 p.m. It costs $3. Proceeds go to the Utah Avalanche Center.
Burbidge Concrete joins cancer fight with pink pump
Burbidge Concrete Pumping is joining the fight against cancer in a colorful way.
The company at 911 S. Rio Grande St. in Salt Lake City has a fluorescent pink boom on its newest truck, a 58-meter concrete pump, and a sign on the side "Working Towards a Cure."
"This pump is special, not only because of its unusual looks but it will be doing exactly what is proudly written along the side," said company co-owner Dave Burbidge, noting that a percentage of all profits from the pink pump will be donated to the Huntsman Cancer Institute.
Cancer has taken a toll on the company, he said. Founder Eugene Burbidge died from the disease while dozens of employees have been impacted by it over the years.