The Salt Lake Chamber announced that Jane Powers, RN BSN will be honored with the 2nd annual Lane Beattie Utah Community Builder Award.
The award recognizes an inspirational individual who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to address a crucial community issue. Powers was selected by the Utah Community Builders Advisory Board, co-chaired by Clark Ivory, CEO of Ivory Homes, and Lisa Eccles, president and COO of the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation.
“Jane is special because her enthusiasm and energy for this work are infectious,” said Ivory. “Her tireless efforts inspire hundreds of volunteers, allowing her to provide an unmatched level of care at an extremely low cost per patient. Jane’s leadership and work create miracles for patients, families and our community.”
Utah Community Builders addresses our state’s most pressing challenges by providing a platform for the business community to engage on social issues. This strengthens partnerships between business leaders, service providers, academic experts and government agencies on social issues affecting Utah’s business community.
“Jane epitomizes all that the Lane Beattie Utah Community Builder Award stands for,” said Derek Miller, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber and Downtown Alliance, upon announcing the award. “She is everything you could ever want in a health care professional — compassionate, dedicated and experienced. Jane donates endless time and energy to help improve the lives of thousands of Utahns, from working as an ER nurse at Intermountain Medical Center to co-founding Utah Hope Clinic and opening the Maliheh Free Clinic. This recognition is a token of our gratitude for her commitment to advance access to critical medical care for our state’s underserved.”
Powers will be recognized during the Giant in our City event on March 26, 2020, at the Grand America Hotel where Gov. Gary Herbert will be honored as the 41st Giant in our City.
Through decades of volunteer work, above and beyond her duties in the medical profession, Jane Powers has touched the lives of hundreds of thousands of Utahns and their families. As the clinical director of Hope Clinic, she joins hands with dedicated volunteers to help remove barriers that underserved populations in our community experience when trying to obtain quality medical care.
Powers’ passion for promoting the right to healthcare began in 2005 with the opening of the Maliheh Free Clinic and expanded to a 100% volunteer service through Hope Clinic in 2010. Under Powers’ clinical directorship, the Hope Clinic serves more than 12,000 patients per year at an average cost of less than $15.00 per patient. There is no charge for clinic services to the patients. This is possible due to the extensive Hope Clinic volunteer team consisting of skilled physicians, nurses, pharmacists, phlebotomists, specialists, business partners, translators, housewives, teachers, students, church groups, schools and many other generous community members wanting to join hands to make a difference. Dr. Mansoor Emam, co-founder of Maliheh and Hope Clinic, provided the foundation mission to deliver high-quality heartfelt care to those who are underserved and uninsured. In addition to our volunteer base, Intermountain Healthcare’s generosity and support to Hope Clinic provides essential services such as lab, imaging, and referral services for patients with medical conditions that would otherwise be cost-prohibitive and not attainable.
Resilience and positivity are some of Powers’ defining qualities. Her work has inspired countless others to find practical, simple ways to improve the lives of those around them.