Feb40: Kyle Hansen

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A Salt Lake native, Kyle Hansen pursued degrees at the University of Utah and University of Minnesota. He and his singing wife then spent eight years in the Bay Area where he held roles at Alta Bates Summit Medical. The move back to Utah started at McKay-Dee in Ogden which then led to a CEO position at the Logan Regional Hospital where his two boys loved easy access to Bear Lake. In 2019, Intermountain promoted Kyle to the CEO role at the growing Utah Valley Hospital in Provo. His post took a turn for the unexpected in 2020 when healthcare became the front line.

Top of the Ferris Wheel “A peak experience professionally was improving cancer care at Logan Regional Hospital. The community rallied and donated $7 million to expand our cancer center.”

Theme Park “My personal theme park would have scary rides and fun coasters. It would have rides with frustratingly long lines! There would be times when I drop my favorite carnival treat on the ground (caramel apple). It’s hard to appreciate good rides without the bad.”

Rickety Ride “As a young adult I struggled with anxiety. While it’s no longer a challenge for me, I know many have similar struggles and I want to break the stigma associated with mental health.”

On Stilts “I look up to anyone who overcomes challenges to achieve success. I’m especially impressed when success doesn’t change who they are.”

Sweet Suggestion “Set goals, but be open to paths to achieve them. Diversity of experience both personally and professionally will work in your favor.”

Grand Prize “I can’t live without music.”

Clowning Around “I really got into mountain biking during our time in Logan. I’ve had plenty of crashes but no broken bones … yet (knock on wood).”

Kettle Korn Quirk “I don’t trust the expiration date on milk. I always have to smell before I pour.”

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