Jim Sheets

Adjunct Instructor

Department of Operations and Information Systems, Master of Healthcare Administration

Faculty, Staff

Jim is currently the Vice President of Outreach Services Development for Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Intermountain Healthcare is a nationally recognized healthcare system operating 23 hospitals in Utah and Idaho.  In this role he is accountable for local and national outreach, telehealth, provider support services including LifeFlight and the patient transfer center, and strategic development and growth.

Jim started his career as an administrative fellow at Catholic Healthcare West (now known as Dignity Health), a 42-hospital system based in San Francisco, California.  He then moved to Arizona where he worked for eight years as Director of Business Development and Director of Operations at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, a 550-bed academic medical center in Phoenix, Arizona.  Following his time in Arizona, he served as Vice President of Operations at Enloe Medical Center, a 250-bed independent community hospital in Chico, California.  He was recruited to Intermountain LDS Hospital as an Operations Officer in 2007 and became the CEO/Administrator in 2011 where he served until 2017.

Jim is committed to the growth and development of young careerists in healthcare.  He has always been drawn to the noble mission and higher purpose that a career in healthcare provides.  He has learned that one can truly make a difference when committing to a career in healthcare.  He believes strongly in Intermountain Healthcare’s mission of helping people live the healthiest lives possible.  Jim also places great value on authentic relationships, candid and transparent communication, and fun at work.

Jim lives in Holladay with his wife and five children.  He enjoys skiing, camping, golf and watching his kids compete in a myriad of different sports and activities.  He loves the outdoors and is an avid University of Utah football fan.

Academic Degrees

  • Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA), Master of Business Administration (MBA), University of Minnesota
  • B.S., University of Utah, Business Management