Doug Hammer serves as Senior Vice President and General Counsel and has been responsible for the organization and management of legal and government relations services at Intermountain Healthcare, Inc. in Salt Lake City, Utah for over 40 years. Intermountain operates 23 hospitals, over 240 clinics, employs over 40,000 including over 1,600 physicians in its physician medical group and hospitals, serves over 900,000 members through its health insurance plans – SelectHealth, and generates over $9 billion in revenue annually. Intermountain is the largest private employer in Utah. Mr. Hammer focuses his practice on corporate law, integrated delivery systems, complex transactions, antitrust, tax, and health policy. He manages a team of 35 professionals.
He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Utah – School of Medicine in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine and, since 1978 has taught courses in health care organization, issues in law and medicine, health policy and managed care, and public health policy and administration. He is an Adjunct Professor in the David Eccles School of Business and teaches Health Law in the MHA program. He also taught Health Law as an Adjunct Professor at the Brigham Young University Marriott Graduate School of Management from 1978 – 1989. In his honor, in 2004, the University of Utah established the “Douglas J. Hammer Distinguished Endowed Lectureship in