September 30, 2021

Lee Gerstein, M.D., receives trustee service award

Lee Gerstein, MD, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Intermountain Park City Hospital, was recently awarded the 2021 Hospital Trustee Service Award by the Utah Hospital Association. The award, presented during the Association’s Fall Leadership Conference at Deer Valley in Park City, recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to Utah’s healthcare sector while serving as a community trustee.

Dr. Lee Gerstein has been integral to the success of Intermountain Park City Hospital since his appointment to the hospital board of trustees more than nine years ago. As its current board chair, he is focused on ensuring the support, success and well-being of hospital employees and physicians. As a retired physician, Dr. Gerstein understands quality of care and safety are paramount, and as board chair leads the hospital’s efforts in maintaining high standards of care.

His support of hospital staff during the COVID-19 pandemic has been exceptional. His driving concern has been to ensure caregivers and hospital leadership are given the tools they need to respond to the pandemic and feel fully supported by the governing board. Dr. Gerstein’s efforts included creating funding opportunities that allowed the hospital to stock essential groceries for caregivers to take home after a long shift. His commitment has set the example for the rest of the board, who follow his lead.

Dr. Gerstein received his undergraduate degree from Boston University, graduating magna cum laude and receiving the Alumni Association Award in Biology. He received his medical degree from the Boston University School of Medicine and completed his Anesthesiology residency with specialty training in Cardio-Thoracic Anesthesia at Tufts-New England Medical Center. Dr. Gerstein was also awarded an Executive MBA by the UCLA Anderson School of Business.

In addition to his service as a hospital trustee, Dr. Gerstein is also involved in many volunteer roles at the county, state, and national level. Most recently, he volunteered at the Summit County COVID-19 vaccination clinic.

In addition to his community work at Park City Hospital, Lee has served on Intermountain Healthcare’s Salt Lake Valley Board of Trustees and the Temple Har Shalom Board. He is also a member and past president of the Board of the National Ability Center.

UHA is a private, not-for-profit trade association representing Utah’s hospitals and health systems.

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