Dr. Tracy A. Hill, MD - "Change, You, and American Healthcare"
Dr. Tracy A. Hill, MD, Chief Medical Officer for Intermountain Healthcare’s Urban South Region, is uniquely qualified to speak about the topic of change in American healthcare.
Dr. Hill graduated from Oregon Health Science University and completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Iowa. He then completed a fellowship in pulmonary/critical care medicine at the University of Utah prior to beginning his career at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center.
Within six months of starting his career at the hospital, Dr. Hill became the only critical care physician in the state located south of Point of the Mountain. That changed significantly over the course of his career to where more than 10 physicians now practice critical care medicine at Utah Valley Regional.
Throughout his 30 year career in Utah Valley, Dr. Hill has been a change agent in his numerous leadership responsibilities including as Medical Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit, Respiratory Care, Critical Care Medicine, and Adult Inpatient Medicine. In addition he has served as Medical Staff President and President of the Utah County Medical Society.
Although Dr. Hill has cared for the same patient population throughout his career, the way he’s treated them is dramatically different. Patient care is now coordinated with multidisciplinary teams using best practices. Significant reductions in mortality rates from septic shock and adult respiratory distress syndrome are a direct result of that shift in care models.
On a personal level, Dr. Hill is experiencing the challenges of change as he transitions from 30 years of clinical practice to an administrative role overseeing the activities of more than 700 physicians covering three hospitals in Utah County.
Dr. Jay A. Jacobson, MD, MACP - "Finding Your Match"
Dr. Jay Jacobson is Professor Emeritus of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases and Retired Chief of the Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities at LDS Hospital and the University Of Utah School Of Medicine. He Dr. Jacobson received his medical degree and residency training in internal medicine at the University of Florida. He did special training in epidemiology and infectious diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and the University of Utah, where he joined the medical faculty in 1978 in the Division of Infectious Diseases.
In 1988, Dr. Jacobson extended his interests to include the emerging discipline of medical ethics.He spent a year at the University of Chicago's Center for Clinical Medical Ethics. He returned to Utah and established a new Division of Medical Ethics with colleagues from the University of Utah College of Law, College of Humanities, and the School of Medicine. He has served on the American Medical Association's Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs and the American College of Physicians Ethics and Human Rights Committee. He has participated in local hospital Ethics Committees and chaired the School of Medicine's Institutional Review Board, which safeguards the rights and welfare of human subjects. His Division does clinical consultation, research, and teaches about medical ethics to physicians in training, physicians in practice, and to interested individuals and organizations. For twenty years, the Division has conducted monthly Literature and Medicine Programs, Evening Ethics Discussions, and Resident Ethics Conferences and directed elective and required courses for medical students. Dr. Jacobson has authored or coauthored about 100 peer reviewed articles, invited articles, book chapters, and the recently published book, The Patient as Victim and Vector: Ethics and Infectious Diseases .
For four years, Dr. Jacobson directed the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation project, The Partnership to Improve End-of-Life Care in Utah. He has received the American Medical Association’s Isaac Hays and John Bell Award for Leadership in Medical Ethics and Professionalism, a nomination for the American Association of Medical Colleges Humanism in Medicine Award, and the University Of Utah School Of Medicine Alumni Distinguished Service Award. In 2008, he was named a Master by the American College of Physicians. Since retiring from the University of Utah in 2009, he has served as an Infectious Disease and Medical consultant at Intermountain Healthcare Hospitals. For the year commencing In July, 2010, he served as President of the Salt Lake City Rotary Club. He has worked on global health projects in Ghana, India, Kenya, and Cuba.
Dr. Terry L. Sellers, MD - "The Unseen Pitfalls of Living a Medical Lifestyle"
Dr. Terry L. Sellers grew up in Clearwater, Florida. He received his medical degree from Saint Louis University School of Medicine and completed an OB/GYN residency at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. Dr. Sellers practiced Obstetrics and Gynecology in Provo, UT for 12 years, delivering over 6,000 babies. After suffering from migraine headaches for years, he became addicted to pain medication. He ultimately decided he could not continue his lifestyle of being a solo obstetrician. He now has 10 years of recovery from drug addiction and is active in the recovery community. Dr. Sellers currently works completely in the field of addiction, after obtaining additional training and board certification in addiction medicine. He is married with three adult children and four grandchildren. He enjoys golf, sushi, and traveling.
Women in Medicine - Nicole Clark, MD
Dr. Clark completed her medical school training at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. She graduated from the Utah Valley Family Medicine Residency program in 2002 where she was a former chief resident. She now continues as a family care physician and faculty member for Utah Valley Family Medicine. Dr. Clark has also served as the Urban South Region Intermountain Healthcare Hospice Director. Her professional interests include women's health, obstetrics, pediatrics, and general medicine.
The Medical Marriage - Robert "Bob" C. Anderson
Bob received a bachelor's of arts degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a master's of divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary and master of arts in social service administration from the University of Chicago. He completed a doctoral program in health care education. After 20 years of service, Bob retired as Lt. Col. from the United States Air Force. During his career he received many honors and commendations for his work with victims of terrorism, disasters, and combat stress. Bob was one of the original behavioral scientists chosen to develop and teach the behavioral science and bioethics components in the Air Force Family Medicine Residency programs. His pioneering work lead to his selection as a national finalist for the Franz Inglefinger Primary Care Medicine Teaching Award. Bob enjoys time at home entertaining his golden retrievers.