- Associated Press - Saturday, April 29, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Latest on leadership changes at University of Utah Health Care (all times local):

4:50 p.m.

The University of Utah Health Care has announced the appointment of an interim CEO.

University President David Pershing announced Saturday that Lorris Betz has been named senior vice president for the University’s Health Sciences, CEO of University of Utah Health Care and executive dean of the University’s School of Medicine.

The university says in a news release that Betz will come out of retirement for assume the three roles, which he held from 1999 to 2011.

Vivian Lee sent her resignation letter on Friday. It comes after high tensions with staff for the firing of the Huntsman Cancer Institute director last week.

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3:40 p.m.

The University of Utah Health Care CEO has resigned.

Vivian Lee sent her resignation letter on Friday. It comes after high tensions with staff for the firing of the Huntsman Cancer Institute director last week.

Jon Huntsman Sr. says he is not sad to see Lee go.

Lee and University President David Pershing fired Mary Beckerle from the institute mid-April. The action brought protests from faculty and a threat to withhold donations from Huntsman. Beckerle was brought back on Thursday,

According to a university news release, Lee will continue to serve as a tenured professor of radiology.


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