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​.​​​

Current Newsletter Edition

Intermountain Issues, Initiatives, and Events

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Save the Date: Intermountain Trustee Forum Scheduled for Friday, October 26

The Trustee Forum will be held at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City and begins at 8:00 am. Community leaders will join us for a networking lunch and Innovation and LiVe Well Fair. Dr. Marc Harrison’s annual CEO Report to the Community will take place immediately following lunch.
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New Alliance Seeks to Address Social Forces Affecting People’s Health

The alliance seeks to improve what’s known as the “social determinants of health,” or non-medical factors that affect people’s health, such as housing instability, food insecurity, interpersonal violence, and transportation.
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Intermountain Healthcare Announces ‘Zero Suicide’ Initiative

Zero Suicide includes a commitment to preventing suicide, recognizing the role of each caregiver, and accepting zero as the only acceptable number, says Mikelle Moore, Intermountain’s Senior Vice President of Community Health. 

Updates and Features

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How National Policy Is Likely to Shape the Future of Healthcare

Preventive services should be as cost-effective and frictionless as possible for the insured and uninsured so we address issues early and improve care quality, outcomes, and costs, says Intermountain’s Chief Strategy Officer Greg Poulsen.
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Intermountain Is Helping to Prevent Opioid Misuse in Hispanic Communities

Opioid use has been steadily increasing among Hispanics, although they have fewer opioid-related deaths and a lower use of prescription opioids overall compared to non-Hispanic whites. Hispanics comprise 13.8 percent of Utah’s population, or about one in seven people.
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Intermountain Donates 6,000 Books to Support Literacy for At-risk Kids

Intermountains Community Giving program provided funding for nearly 4,000 books, while leaders from across Intermountain contributed an additional 2,100 books. Donations included familiar titles such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Goodnight Moon, and Where the Wild Things Are.
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Home Delivery, Acute Care Pharmacies Expand to Serve More Patients

Expansion will allow pharmacies to serve more patients nationwide and increase their compounded product preparation to decrease medication costs and increase patient safety for Intermountain hospitals and clinics.
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Have You Checked Out Dr. Harrison’s ‘Thanks for Asking’ Podcast?

This podcast features caregivers from across Intermountain asking questions of Intermountain CEO Marc Harrison, MD. Caregivers can request to join the podcast and ask their question by emailing healthyfuture@imail.org.

Research

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Roundup of Recent Intermountain Research News

Currently, more than 1,600 Intermountain research studies are open and actively underway within the Intermountain system—discoveries that improve Intermountain’s care delivery performance in our facilities, as well as advance medical knowledge within the healing profession.

Awards and Recognition

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Physician Earns National Praise for Helping Doctors Keep Supply Costs Low

Healthcare Purchasing News gives its PURE award to physicians and surgeons who’ve enhanced supply chain operations, activities, practices, and thinking. Dr. Skarda was nominated for his efforts to represent the needs of his patients and peers to assure appropriate medical supplies are available.
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Dixie Regional Receives National Quality Achievement Award

The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines, and based on the latest scientific evidence.
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Primary Children’s Ranks in Nine Specialties by U.S. News & World Report

The 12th annual Best Children’s Hospitals rankings include the nation’s top 50 children’s hospitals in 10 specialties, which also include nephrology. Primary Children’s rankings have been strong for the past several years. In 2013-2014, Primary Children’s was ranked in just five of the 10 specialties.
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Four Facilities Named to Becker’s List of 100 Great Community Hospitals

Intermountain Healthcare hospitals recognized by Becker’s Healthcare include Cedar City Hospital, Dixie Regional Medical Center, Logan Regional Hospital, and McKay-Dee Hospital.

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.