Merit Medical Systems Inc., South Jordan, has appointed Dr. Nicole Priest as chief wellness officer, a newly created position. She will implement a coordinated global wellness program designed to help Merit employees around the world live healthier, more fulfilling lives. Priest has experience in primary care medicine, including a board certification in family, integrative and lifestyle medicine. Since 2016, she has worked as the doctor at Merit Care, the on-site healthcare office at Merit Medical’s global headquarters. She previously worked at Moab Family Medicine in Moab, Rocky Mountain Hospice in Murray and Wasatch Internal Medicine in Millcreek. Priest received her Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Utah and has been an adjunct instructor of family and preventative medicine at the UofU since 2005.