Scott Pingree
Scott Pingree

Scott Pingree

Managing Principal

Health Management Associates

Salt Lake City, UT

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An accomplished senior executive, Scott Pingree has more than 15 years of experience in the development and execution of financial and operational strategies within the Intermountain West healthcare sector. Possessing strong business acumen and stakeholder management experience, Scott identifies opportunities for improvement and increased efficiencies, executing successful outcomes. He is a collaborative leader, effective at forging strategic partnerships that enhance projects, address complex challenges, meet operational goals, and drive growth.

Before joining Health Management Associates, Scott was a partner at Longview Partners, where he co-managed all operating functions, including strategy, business development, finance, accounting and human resources. Scott also served as the chief strategy officer for the Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI), where he established the first strategy office for the organization, merging the strategic direction of the research institute and clinical care at the Huntsman Cancer Hospital.

Prior to HCI, Scott worked with Intermountain Healthcare, an integrated healthcare delivery system, for more than 10 years. He held various positions, including: chief strategy officer of community care, one of two corporate-wide strategic entities with full risk management of 850,000 members; chief strategy officer of the central region, serving seven hospitals and 9,000 employees; and chief strategy officer of the south region, encompassing six urban and rural hospitals and 5,000 employees.

Scott has a demonstrated history of success driving the project management of complex, multi-faceted initiatives to launch new service lines, large-scale projects, clinical partnerships and new facilities and extensions. With HCI, Scott made pivotal contributions to virtually doubling the organization’s clinical capacity. He supported the addition of Kathryn Kirk’s Women’s Center, bolstered the homecare program Huntsman at Home, cultivated additional hospital partnerships in adjoining states, and established Intermountain West’s first proton therapy service.

Scott has extensive experience in capital development, including a $450 million facility replacement, a $49 million facility expansion and a $40 million new outpatient facility. His work included efficiency and clinical improvement projects across multiple states.

Utilizing his financial management and analytical expertise, Scott analyzes market trends, forecasts financials, and advises executive leadership on key insights for strategic decision making. After being appointed Intermountain’s chair of super-utilizer care and hotspotting, Scott directed the research and analytics team to develop the system’s hot spotting strategies, identifying the most expensive patients, understanding associated patterns and determining opportunities for improvement. He supported three different super-utilizer interventions across five urban geographies, serving thousands of patients.

In his chief strategy officer roles, Scott has directed five-year plan processes and led stakeholder management across operating entities. He has authored physician and service line forecasting, produced market and analytical assessments, created annual volume budgets, and generated five-year projections.

Scott is a skilled communicator with extensive experience working with numerous boards, community entities and patient advocacy organizations. He is also a recognized thought leader, having been quoted in nationally recognized publications, including Harvard Business Review’s blog, US News & World Report’s Best Hospitals publication, Modern Healthcare, Healthleaders Media, Integrated Healthcare Executive, and the Advisory Board Care Transformation Center’s blog.

Scott earned a master’s in public administration from Harvard University and a master’s in business administration from the Brigham Young University Marriot School of Management. He has bachelors’ degrees in Spanish and political science from the University of Utah.