Matt Packard Named Trustee of the Year

30 October 2017
Matt Packard, left, poses with Intermountain South Region VP Steve Smoot and the 2017 Trustee Service Award. Matt Packard, left, poses with Intermountain South Region VP Steve Smoot and the 2017 Trustee Service Award. Nick Struhs

Matt Packard, chair of Intermountain Healthcare’s South Region Board of Trustees, was recently awarded the 2017 Hospital Trustee Service Award by the Utah Hospital Association. The award, presented during the Association’s Fall Leadership Conference at Deer Valley’s Snow Park Lodge in Park City, recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to Utah’s healthcare sector while serving as a community trustee.

Intermountain Healthcare’s South Region includes Utah Valley Hospital, Orem Community Hospital and American Fork Hospital. During Packard’s five-plus years of service on the South Region Board, he has been actively involved in several key areas, including Utah Valley Hospital’s replacement project. This $430 million project requires significant funding from the community in the form of philanthropic support.

In his role as chair, Packard has effectively led the board and various committees in advancing the provision of healthcare in Utah County and surrounding areas. For the past nine years, Intermountain’s hospitals in the South region have reached 100 percent attainment of the system’s robust Clinical Excellence goals. The South Region is the only region in the Intermountain system to accomplish this.

Professionally, Packard is President, CEO and Chairman of the Board for Central Bank, a community bank with 10 locations in Utah County. As a fifth-generation banker, he has served on several state and national banking committees. He is past chairman of the Utah Bankers Association and Western Independent Bankers Association. Packard’s expertise in the banking industry has also helped guide the South Region’s financial performance. His knowledge of the challenges associated with controlling healthcare costs allows him to provide invaluable input, thus helping leaders be responsible stewards of community resources.

Packard has been active in his local community as a past President of the Springville Chamber of Commerce and as a former elected City Councilman in Springville. He earned his degree in Business Management and Finance from Brigham Young University. He also is a graduate of the Pacific Coast School of Banking.

“Matt’s leadership style is effective, motivating and impactful,” commented Steve Smoot, Intermountain Healthcare South Region Vice President. “He spends time researching issues and involving the appropriate individuals so he can adequately form opinions and lead effectively. Matt’s service on the Intermountain South Region board has truly made a difference in the quality of care available in the community.”