President and CEO, Intermountain Health
Mitch Cloward was born in Bountiful, Utah. He started his career as a housekeeper in the Intensive Care Unit at McKay-Dee Hospital. Mitch serves as the Region President for Intermountain Health’s Desert Region. Prior to his role as Region President, he served as Market President – Desert South Utah and President of Intermountain St. George Regional Hospital.
Mitch joined Intermountain Health in October of 2002 as an operations director for Intermountain’s Medical Group. In 2006 he advanced to become hospital operations officer guiding surgical services, neurosciences, rehabilitation, lab and serving as on-site administrator of Dixie’s 400 East Campus. He became administrator for both campuses in 2017. In 2015, the St. George Chamber of Commerce recognized Mitch with the “Innovator of the Year” award. He has served in many community capacities, including trustee for Utah Technology University and board chair for the Dixie Applied Technology College.
Mitch holds a Master of Healthcare Administration from Texas Woman’s University. His career began as a financial analyst for the Kelsey-Seybold Clinic in Houston, where he rapidly advanced to administrator over physician practices. He directed finance for Great West Life and Annuity/One Health Plan and within a three-year period became their vice president of network development for the Dallas and Fort Worth areas. His diverse background has given him broad and deep experience in insurance, physician practice management and hospital operations. He and his wife, Jennifer, are the parents of five children, proud grandparents of Olive and Russell, and reside in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mitch loves spending time with family, mountain biking, trail running, mogul skiing, going off road in his Jeep, and spending time at Bear Lake.