Intermountain Healthcare publishes Intermountain Trustee, a monthly newsletter that keeps trustees up to date on issues affecting Intermountain and those we serve. All editions of the newsletter that have been published in the last year can be viewed in the Newsletter Archive​.​​​

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Intermountain Initiatives

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Intermountain Healthcare’s response to COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Intermountain remains committed to providing trustees with clear and timely information about how we’re keeping our patients, caregivers, and communities safe. Because the situation changes daily, please watch your email for the most up-to-date information.
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Intermountain offers opioid-free surgery program

In an effort to minimize the use of narcotics after and during surgery, Intermountain Healthcare is the first health system in Utah to establish an opioid-free surgery program for patients seeking alternative pain control methods.

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Intermountain tests new system for transporting donated organs

Intermountain transplant surgeons have performed the first-ever liver transplants in Utah with organs preserved using new state-of-the-art technology that keeps the organ cold and healthy as it travels from one site to another for transplant surgery.

Updates and Features

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Intermountain, partners launch fund to provide affordable housing

Intermountain is partnering with the Clark and Christine Ivory Foundation, the Utah Nonprofit Housing Corporation, and Zions Bank to contribute $20 million to launch the new Utah Housing Preservation Fund.

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Layton Hospital, Central Lab partner to save patients an estimated $1.5 million

Layton Hospital patients who need lab services have saved an estimated $1.5 million since the hospital opened in late 2018, thanks to a unique idea that involved extra-mile collaboration between a few departments, including R1 schedulers, the Central Lab, and the Layton Hospital lab team.

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Central Laundry provides blankets, hamper bags to homeless shelter

The Central Laundry provided 400 blankets and 50 hamper bags on the first day the temporary homeless shelter opened in Salt Lake City’s Sugarhouse neighborhood.

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New podcast topics include pediatric care, overcoming adversity

During recent “Thanks for Asking” podcasts, CEO Dr. Marc Harrison talks to caregivers about goals, strengthening the organization’s culture of safety, and Intermountain’s ‘nation-leading’ plans for pediatric care.

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Recent Intermountain research news

Multi-cancer early detection blood test, vaping, and 3D-printed models of the liver part of research at Intermountain.

Events and Recognition

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Four Intermountain hospitals named World’s Best by Newsweek

Intermountain Medical Center, LDS Hospital, Logan Regional Hospital, and Utah Valley Hospital have been named to Newsweek’s 2020 World’s Best Hospitals list. The ranking also recognized the facilities as Newsweek’s Best Hospitals in Utah.

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Intermountain hospitals earn high marks in CMS hospital star ratings

Sixteen Intermountain hospitals received a rating average of 4.5 stars—12 percent higher than the Utah average of four stars—in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ newly updated Hospital Compare results.

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Raj Shrestha on Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Minority Executives list

Raj Shrestha, chief operating officer, community-based care, and president and CEO, Castell, has been named to Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Minority Leaders list. Shrestha is the first Intermountain caregiver, and the inaugural representative of a Utah-based institution, to appear on this prestigious list.

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Three rural Intermountain hospitals recognized for Top Performance

Cedar City Hospital and Sevier Valley Hospital have been named to The Chartis Center for Rural Health’s Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals list, and Sanpete Valley Hospital has been named to the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals list.

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Intermountain honored by American Medical Group Association

Intermountain’s Medical Group has been recognized as a 2020 Acclaim Award Honoree by the American Medical Group Association (AMGA). The annual award is the AMGA Foundation’s most prestigious quality recognition.