Intermountain Health Names Natalie Ashby to Southwest Leadership Roles

Industry: Healthcare

Natalie Ashby will serve as Intermountain Health Southwest Utah Market President and Intermountain St. George Regional Hospital President

St. George, UT (PRUnderground) August 23rd, 2023

Natalie Ashby, who currently serves as nurse administrator at Intermountain Health St. George Regional Hospital, has been selected from an outstanding pool of candidates as the new president of St. George Regional Hospital, and president of the Southwest Utah Market of Intermountain Desert Region. She replaces Mitch Cloward, who accepted a new position in July as president over Intermountain Desert Region, which includes southwest Utah and Nevada.

Ashby comes to this position with the highest qualifications and experience, including many vital leadership roles in neurosciences and acute care nursing. Ashby has served as the acute care nurse lead for the Desert Region, with accountability for all nursing at St. George Regional, Intermountain Cedar City Hospital, and Intermountain Garfield Memorial Hospital, and helped these facilities reach high metrics in safety, quality, patient experience, caregiver engagement and financial stewardship.

Her achievements as a top and influential leader in healthcare include leading her teams to achieve national certifications and top box outcomes in stroke, spine, and neurosciences and successfully brought to fruition dozens of programs and expansions in vital healthcare programs within surgical services, OB/GYN, ED, trauma, and neurosciences.

Ashby has extensively served our communities as well, including as an advisory board member for Utah Tech University Health Sciences, on the Southern Utah University Department of Nursing Advisory Board, and the DOVE Center for domestic violence and sexual assault.

Cloward said, “I am grateful and excited to be able to continue to work with Natalie in her important new role. St. George Regional and southwest Utah are in good hands with Natalie at the helm. Her positive energy, extremely smart and studied approach, and can-do leadership has helped lead our region into providing the highest quality of care and most robust offering of services in the history of healthcare in southern Utah. I’m thrilled for her to begin her new role.”

Ashby is from Washington, Utah, and has worked in nursing for 28 years, beginning her nursing career at Intermountain LDS Hospital. She and Travis, her husband, have three children and twin grandsons.

About Intermountain Health

Headquartered in Utah with locations in seven states and additional operations across the western U.S., Intermountain Health is a nonprofit system of 33 hospitals, 385 clinics, medical groups with some 3,900 employed physicians and advanced care providers, a health plans division called Select Health with more than one million members, and other health services. Helping people live the healthiest lives possible, Intermountain is committed to improving community health and is widely recognized as a leader in transforming healthcare by using evidence-based best practices to consistently deliver high-quality outcomes at sustainable costs. For more information or updates, see

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