Mark F. Dalley, Administrator for Gunnison Valley Hospital in Gunnison, Utah, has been elected to serve as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Utah Hospital Association. As Chair, Dalley will lead the 21-member board in developing policy and direction for the Association in 2020-21.
Dalley is the administrator for Gunnison Valley Hospital, a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital located in central Utah, serving the residents of Sanpete and Sevier counties. In addition to inpatient and outpatient hospital services, Gunnison Valley owns and operates a home health agency, hospice and ambulance service. Gunnison Valley is one of only three hospitals in the state to achieve a five-star rating with CMS on HCAHPS scores measuring patient satisfaction.
In addition to Dalley’s position at Gunnison Valley and his role as UHA board chair, he is immediate past chair of the Rural 9 Network, a collaborative effort serving Utah’s nine independent rural hospitals. Dalley is also a member of the state’s Digital Health Services Commission.
Prior to coming to Utah, Dalley served in leadership capacities for a number of healthcare entities across the western U.S. including eight years as President and CEO of Holy Rosary Medical Center in Ontario, Oregon. Previous to this assignment, Dalley served in various leadership roles at Utah-based Rural Health Management Corporation and Intermountain Healthcare.
Dalley earned his Master of Public Administration degree from Brigham Young University and a bachelor’s degree from Southern Utah State College, now Southern Utah University. He is board certified in healthcare management from the American College of Healthcare Executives.
“Mark is a seasoned and highly respected leader in Utah’s healthcare community,” commented UHA President and CEO Greg Bell. “His experience in leading hospitals of various sizes will be especially helpful as we work to gain consensus on issues of importance to all UHA members in the year ahead.”