Bert R. Zimmerli, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, joined Intermountain Healthcare in 2003. He is responsible for the direction and oversight of all Intermountain Healthcare financial operations. He also oversees Intermountain’s insurance/health plans operations, SelectHealth, as well as Intermountain’s Information Systems operations. Zimmerli chairs the board of directors of Intalere, the fifth-largest group purchasing organization in the country, and serves on the executive board of the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce.
Prior to joining Intermountain Healthcare, Zimmerli was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Methodist Hospital System in Houston, TX. Prior to that, he served in numerous capacities with Memorial Hermann Healthcare System in Houston, including Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and was president of several of its smaller subsidiaries. He was also a partner in Ernst & Young’s Houston office, where he spent 16 years, specializing in healthcare.
Zimmerli received a bachelor’s degree in accounting and an MBA, both from the University of Wisconsin. He is a Certified Public Accountant and received the Elijah Watt Sells Award for receiving the second-highest score in the nation when he took the CPA exam.