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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Utah’s hospital systems encourage use of face masks during pandemic

Intermountain Healthcare joined the Utah Hospital Association and the other healthcare systems in Utah in a collaborative effort to encourage the use of face masks in public and work settings throughout the state during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Intermountain participating in Patient ID Now

Patient ID Now is a coalition of healthcare organizations representing a wide range of healthcare stakeholders committed to advancing—through legislation and regulations—a nationwide strategy to address patient identification.

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Neonatal intensive care unit cameras help families stay connected

Families with children receiving treatment in Primary Children’s Hospital neonatal intensive care unit now have a new way of checking in on their baby during the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to a new camera system installed by the hospital to help families.

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Goldenwest and Intermountain announce caregiver scholarship fund

These scholarships will provide up to $5,250 per year to pay for education that leads to a trade certification, technical degree, or two- or four-year degree from a regionally accredited college or university in any field of study.

Updates and Features

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Intermountain takes additional steps to prepare for potential COVID-19 patient surge

So far, Intermountain has been able to meet the needs of all its patients, and surge steps have not been necessary at any hospitals. But if hospitalizations for COVID-19 patients continue to rise, Intermountain is ready to implement the steps in its surge plan to provide care patients need.

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Intermountain to rename Dixie Regional Medical Center

Officials announced Intermountain Healthcare’s Dixie Regional Medical Center will be renamed Intermountain St. George Regional Hospital. The change will be effective January 1, 2021.

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Intermountain closes inpatient hydroxychloroquine trial

Intermountain researchers stopped the Hydroxychloroquine vs. Azithromycin for Hospitalized Patients with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 (HAHPS) clinical trial when clear answers about hydroxychloroquine were received from the national ORCHID trial showing the drug doesn’t benefit hospitalized patients with COVID-19.

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Follow-up appointments for children hospitalized for bronchiolitis may not be needed, says new study

A new study at Primary Children’s Hospital found that follow-up appointments for hospitalized children treated for childhood bronchitis are often not necessary, and that switching from mandatory to “as-needed” follow-up care can save families from unnecessary medical care and expense—and may help guide treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Events and Recognition

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SCO, Central Laundry recognized for talent diversity

Our Supply Chain Organization (SCO) and Central Laundry have been recognized by Gartner and the Supply Chain community for Talent Diversity and overall Talent Breakthrough of the Year for Gartner’s 2020 Power of the Profession Awards.

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Six Intermountain hospitals recognized for quality care, patient satisfaction

Six Intermountain hospitals have been named to IBM Watson Health’s Top 100 hospitals list for 2020, which is based on an annual study of the nation’s top performing hospitals for quality care and patient satisfaction.

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Two Intermountain facilities named Best Maternity Hospitals

Newsweek recognized Logan Regional and McKay-Dee hospitals in its 2020 roundup of Best Maternity Hospitals.