BYU Healthcare Industry Network Conference
David D. Clark
David Clark is a seasoned healthcare executive, a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, and a Certified Executive Coach (CEC). With over 25 years of leadership experience managing health systems and hospitals in highly competitive markets, David’s past responsibilities have included executive roles in different integrated health systems: Trinity Health (Livonia, PA) as Regional President and CEO in Philadelphia; Intermountain Healthcare (SLC, UT) as Regional Vice President and CEO in Provo; and CHRISTUS Health (Dallas, TX) as Chief Administrative Officer of Spohn Health System in Corpus Christi.
David serves as CEO of DDC Healthcare Consulting LLC, a management consulting and interim leadership firm dedicated to developing and deploying strategy to strengthen hospitals and healthcare networks, enhance the patient experience, and improve affordability. David works with values-driven leadership teams to drive improvements in employee & physician engagement, patient safety & satisfaction, patient flow, innovation, and cost effectiveness. David is motivated by patient-centered care and is a problem-solver utilizing Lean management principles with hospitals and health systems.
Since 2014, Clark’s interim leadership and consulting responsibilities have included clients in California, Texas, and Utah; including Interim CEO of three hospitals with Sutter Health in Oakland and Berkeley, Interim COO of El Camino Health with two hospitals in Silicon Valley (placed by B.E. Smith), President of Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Interim EVP of Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo, and strategic advisor to other healthcare clients. Clark has coached several healthcare executives across the U.S.
Early in David’s career, he served in various healthcare leadership roles in Texas, including CEO of two rural hospitals located in West Texas, and then later as CEO of CHRISTUS Spohn Shoreline Hospital located in Corpus Christi. Clark also served two terms on the Texas Hospital Association Board of Directors.
As an early careerist, David was recognized as an “Up and Comer” by Modern Healthcare magazine. During the past 15 years, David’s been honored with the “Grassroots Champion” advocacy award by the American Hospital Association, a “Health Care Hero” by Utah Business magazine, “Manager of the Year” by Intermountain Healthcare, and a three-year term as Regent for the American College of Healthcare Executives.
During 2011, Clark was published in Frontiers of Health Services Management for his article on Cost Containment without Compromising Quality Care. He served on The Joint Commission’s Professional and Technical Advisory Committee and also the ACHE’s National Nominations Committee.
David has a B.S. degree in Finance from Brigham Young University and an MBA in Health Organization Management from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.
David and his wife Dodie reside in Utah. David has served on numerous boards and advisory councils, including a regional United Way board (past chair), four different Chamber of Commerce boards (including past chair), and a university National Advisory Council (member). Dodie is an experienced R.N. with interests in NICU and obstetrics. They enjoy traveling, half marathons, community service, and family time.