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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Researchers studying effects of anticoagulants in COVID-19 patients

As part of a national movement to develop treatments and therapies for COVID-19, Intermountain researchers launched a study to determine whether blood thinners prevent clots, illness severity in patients who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Updates and Features

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Intermountain, UnitedHealthcare establish ACO

Intermountain Healthcare, through its company Castell, and UnitedHealthcare have established an accountable care organization (ACO) that’s designed to improve health outcomes for UnitedHealthcare’s Medicare Advantage members through enhanced care coordination.

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Intermountain Healthcare joins launch of OneTen

A coalition of leading CEOs and organizations that includes Intermountain Healthcare has announced the formation of OneTen, an organization that will combine the power of these committed American companies to upskill, hire, and promote one million Black Americans over the next 10 years into family-sustaining jobs with opportunities for advancement.

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Sanford Health suspends merger discussions

Sanford Health and Intermountain Healthcare announced that Sanford Health has indefinitely suspended conversations about a planned merger. This decision follows the recent departure of Kelby Krabbenhoft, president and CEO of Sanford Health, which is based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

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CEO shares telehealth lessons learned during pandemic

Intermountain CEO Marc Harrison, MD, shared seven things Intermountain has learned about providing digital services during the pandemic in an article recently published in the Harvard Business Review.

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‘Courage on the Frontlines’ videos tour COVID-19 units

Intermountain has released a new video series called “Courage on the Frontlines” to share caregivers’ successes and struggles as we fight the COVID-19 pandemic together.

Access

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Saltzer Health opens Idaho's first 24-hour urgent care clinic

Intermountain’s Saltzer Health recently opened Idaho’s first 24-hour urgent care clinic in Meridian. The urgent care team can treat colds, flu, urinary symptoms, strains, sprains, fractures, burns, and other non-life-threatening issues on a walk-in basis.

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Heber Valley Hospital expansion complete

Intermountain’s Heber Valley Hospital and Heber Valley Clinic celebrated the completion of its multi-phased construction project Dec. 10. The results are a facility that’s one-third larger with more capacity for patients, additional specialized healthcare services, upgraded medical equipment capabilities, and added comforts that improve patient experience.

Stewardship

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Conflict of Interest disclosures for 2021

Trustees are required to complete a Conflict of Interest disclosure. At the beginning of January, you will receive a notification about how to complete the disclosure.

Events and Recognition

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Dr. Harrison ranked No. 3 in 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare

Intermountain CEO Marc Harrison, MD, is number three on Modern Healthcare’s list of 2020’s 100 Most Influential People. The top spot this year deservingly recognizes all the nation’s frontline healthcare workers.

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Supply Chain receives top “Master” level ranking

The Intermountain Healthcare Supply Chain program has earned the prestigious “Master” designation for the third consecutive year in the annual Gartner Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 list for excellence in supply chain management, innovation, and planning.