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EXECUTIVE FOCUS: WILLIAM HAMILTON, M.D. MEDICAL DIRECTOR OF INTERMOUNTAIN HEALTH CARE’S URBAN CENTRAL REGION

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VITAL STATISTICS

Age: 43.

Where born: Louisville, Ky.

Family: Wife Julie and children Michael, Mary, Jane and Daniel.

Education: Bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University and medical degree from University of Utah School of Medicine. Board certified in anesthesiology.

Primary products: Health care services and health plans.

Primary markets: Intermountain region. The urban central region includes Alta View, Cottonwood and LDS hospitals, affiliated clinics, physician practices and health plans in the Salt Lake Valley. Intermountain Health Care (IHC) is a nationally recognized, nonprofit health care system that includes 23 hospitals as well as clinics, health plans and physician practices.

Number of employees: 9,000 employees in the Salt Lake Valley; affiliated with 1,100 physicians. There are more than 18,000 employees in the entire IHC system.

PERSONALITY PROFILE

First "real" job: Hoeing sugar beets for $1.25 an hour when I was 15 years old.

Management style: Present a clear vision of what needs to be done and then enable others to do it.

Strategy for success: Speak the truth with love and humor. Our organization's strategy for success is to provide the highest quality care in the most compassionate and cost-effective manner possible.

A memorable failure: Losing the election for student body president to a good friend in high school.

Heroes: Winston Churchill, Mother Teresa and Abraham Lincoln.

Leisure time and hobbies: Skiing, reading and spending time with my family.

Favorite book and movie: "The Discoverers" by Daniel Boorstin and "My Fair Lady."