For nearly 44 years, Doug Hammer served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel responsible for the organization and management of legal and government relations services at Intermountain Healthcare. He managed a team of over 40 professionals. With his recent retirement from full time work, Utah Business honored him with the Corporate Counsel Lifetime Achievement Award in April 2021.
He served on the Board of Directors of the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), served as Chairman of the AHLA In-House Counsel Committee, and as Program Chairman for AHLA’s Fundamentals of Health Care Law program. In 2005, he was named an AHLA Charter Fellow, one of only 35 health lawyers nationally among the 13,000-plus members of AHLA.
He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Utah, School of Medicine and the David Eccles Business School and since 1978 has taught courses in health care organization, health policy and managed care, public health law and administration and health law. Further, he also taught health care law as an Adjunct Professor at the Brigham Young University Marriott Graduate School of Management. In his honor, the University of Utah established the “Douglas J. Hammer Distinguished Endowed Lectureship in Public Health.”
Mr. Hammer received his Juris Doctor from the University of Utah with an emphasis in Health Services Research and his Master of Public Health degree from the University of Michigan.