Since his arrival in Utah in 2007, David Entwistle has served as CEO of University of Utah Hospitals & Clinics (UUHC), comprised of four hospitals, including a a level 1 trauma center, and 10 community clinics. As the only academic medical center in the region, UUHC ensures that millions of patients from Utah and five surrounding states have access to the most comprehensive and specialized health care available.
Throughout his tenure, Entwistle has implemented a focused approach for system improvement, lasering in on three areas—quality, patient experience and financial strength. Under his leadership, the system has made remarkable strides, including being ranked #1 in quality in the nation by the University HealthSystem Consortium. As a recognized thought leader in health care leadership and health care reform, Entwistle contributes to the broader community by serving on many local and national boards and committees.
Prior to moving to Utah, Entwistle held leadership roles at institutions across the country, including senior vice president and chief operating officer of the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison, Wisconsin from 2002–2007; and vice president of Professional Services and Joint Venture Operations at City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, California. He earned a bachelor's degree in health sciences from Brigham Young University and a master’s in health services administration from Arizona State University. He completed a postgraduate administrative fellowship at University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
Entwistle has received several awards, including Modern Healthcare “Up and Comers Award,” which recognizes young executives who have made significant contributions in health care administration, management, or policy.