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David Bitner Wirthlin, American hospital administrator.


Wirthlin, David Bitner was born on September 19, 1935 in Salt Lake City. Son of Joseph L. and Madeline (Bitner) Wirthlin.


Bachelor of Business Administration cum laude, University Utah, 1960. Master of Health Administration, University Minnesota, 1963.


Assistant administrator, Idaho Falls (Idaho) Latter Day Saints Hospital, 1963-1966;assistant to administrator, Latter Day Saints Hospital, Salt Lake City, 1966-1967;1st assistant administrator, Latter Day Saints Hospital, 1967-1970;associate administrator, Latter Day Saints Hospital, 1970-1973;administrator, Latter Day Saints Hospital, 1973-1985;administrator, Primary Children's Medical Center, 1973-1975;regional vice president, Immunohistochemistry Hospitals, Inc., 1985-1989. Trustee Utah State Hospitals. Member review committee Great Salt Lake Health Planning Agency, 1974.

Member Comprehensive Health Planning Review Committee, 1975. Chairman Metropolitan Hospital Council, 1975. Member board Utah Professional Review, 1985-1989.

Advising committee Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Hospital-based Rural Health Care Program.


Active with Mission for the Latter- Day Saints (Mormons) Church, 1989-1992, executive director Inc Fund Development, since 1992, executive director Latter- Day Saints (Mormons) desert Hospital Foundation, 1992. Executive director Altaview Cohon Wood Foundation. Fellow American College Hospital Adminstrs.

(regent, member editorial board 1989). Member American Hospital Association, Utah Hospital Association (past president), Western Association Hospitals (delegate from Utah Hospital Association), Council Tchg. Hospitals, Rotary, Timpanogos Club, Bonneville Knife and Fork Club.


Married Anne Goalen, April 25, 1961. Children: Kimberly, Jennifer, David, Deborah, John, Marianne.