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Intermountain Issues, Initiatives, and Events

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Intermountain, Leading U.S. Health Systems Announce Plans to Develop a Not-for-profit Generic Drug Company

To help patients by addressing the often unwarranted shortages and high costs of lifesaving generic medications, Intermountain Healthcare is leading a collaboration with Ascension, SSM Health, and Trinity Health, in consultation with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), to form a new, not-for-profit generic drug company.
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NAVICAN Opens Precision Cancer Care Center in Downtown Salt Lake City

The center breathes new life into the historic Felt Building, built in 1909 and the first concrete and steel office building in the city. Now the building will serve as a next-generation cancer genomics sequencing facility and patient services center.

Updates and Features

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New Survey Process Provides Meaningful Insight into Patient Experience

Intermountain has switched from phone-based patient experience surveys to mail- and email-based ones, which means patients can complete the surveys at their convenience and provide helpful information to improve the care experience. 
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New 170,000-square-foot Intermountain Alta View Clinic Opens

A new four-story medical tower is now open on the south end of the Alta View Clinic on Alta View Hospital campus in Sandy. The new space houses more than 60 clinicians and 22 specialties.
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Intermountain Healthcare’s New Medicare ACO Launched January 1

Medicare ACOs are groups of doctors, hospitals, and clinicians who come together voluntarily to give coordinated care to their Medicare patients. Intermountain’s ACO includes about 53,000 Medicare members and is one of about 500 ACOs in the United States, including five others in Utah.

Research

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Intermountain Researchers Use Nobel Prize-winning “Nudge Theory”

Nudging is based on the idea that people don’t always make rational choices based on their own best interests. Rather, people are influenced by their emotions, resulting in choices that may not lead to the best outcomes. The theory says people can be nudged in the right direction by simple processes, and the nudges can help people take actions that benefit them.
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Intermountain App Identifies Patients Who Need Advanced Heart Therapy

A new clinical decision support mobile application developed by Intermountain Healthcare researchers—which more quickly identifies when heart failure becomes advanced and a heart patient’s care needs have changed—is helping improve patients’ quality of life and longevity.

Awards and Recognition

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Intermountain Named in 2018 Shatter List for Actively Working to Break Technology’s Glass Ceiling for Women

In making the list, Intermountain was evaluated and scored against hundreds of technology companies on executive engagement, company programming, community investment, and inclusion groups.
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Intermountain Hospitals Earn Federal Praise in New CMS Star Rating

Ratings help the U.S. government share data with the public simply and consistently and help healthcare consumers compare hospitals based on standardized quality measures. Three Intermountain hospitals received five stars, 10 received four stars, and two received three stars.
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SelectHealth Named a “2017 Best Company to Work For” by Utah Business Magazine

Participating companies undergo a rigorous examination of workplace elements, such as benefits and pay, fairness and opportunities, corporate culture, internal communication, and employee pride.

Intermountain in the News

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What the World Is Saying About Us

Read summaries of recent news stories about Intermountain in the national and international media.