Intermountain Healthcare contributes to our region’s high rankings in indicators of healthcare excellence.

Recognizing Excellence

We honor the achievements of our caregivers and their dedication to those we serve

Regional Performance

As one of the leading health systems in our region, Intermountain contributes to our area’s performance in providing high-quality, affordable healthcare. Below are some indicators that reflect well on the organizations involved in the delivery and financing of healthcare in our part of the West:

Innovative clinical procedures help patients at Intermountain hospitals. For example, the Intermountain Medical Center Liver Clinic provides liver transplants from living donors, and the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute helps develop leading-edge cardiovascular procedures.

  • Utah is lowest or among the lowest in the nation on measures of healthcare costs (CMS, 1991-2009 data).
  • Utah is lowest in the nation, and Idaho second-lowest, for rates of home health patients admitted to a hospital (Commonwealth Fund, 2014 Scorecard).
  • Idaho is lowest in the nation, and Utah third-lowest, in 30-day readmission rates for Medicare patients (Commonwealth Fund, 2014 Scorecard).
  • Utah and Idaho are among the lowest in the nation in terms of infant mortality (Commonwealth Fund, 2014 Scorecard).
  • In terms of “Mortality Amenable to Healthcare,” Utah has the fourth-best rate in the U.S. and Idaho the ninth-best (Commonwealth Fund, 2014 Scorecard).
  • Three metropolitan areas in Utah—Ogden, Salt Lake, and Provo—are in the lowest four percent in the U.S. in terms of healthcare costs, and Ogden is in the lowest one percent (Thomson Reuters, 2009 data).

Recognition Highlights

Intermountain and its affiliates were included in 77 different recognition programs in 2014. Some highlights are listed here.

Citation of Honor by the Utah State Legislature for Intermountain Healthcare’s leadership in healthcare delivery and its contributions to communities in Utah and the region.

Medical Destination of Excellence designation (one of five in the U.S.) by EdisonHealth Network, which contracts with healthcare providers and major employers seeking high-quality, affordable care for their employees.

Energy Community Leader of the Year recognition by the Utah Office of Energy Development for successful energy conservation.

Great Places to Work in Healthcare recognition by Becker’s Hospital Review.

InformationWeek Elite 100 list by InformationWeek magazine, naming Intermountain among the top U.S. business technology innovators.

Health Care’s Most Wired designation (for the 15th time in the past 16 years) by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

Gartner Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 (Intermountain ranked No. 3 in the nation).

Nation’s 100 Top Hospitals from Truven Health Analytics. Three Intermountain hospitals honored: Logan Regional; McKay-Dee; and Riverton.

HealthStrong Hospitals by iVantage Health Analytics. Twelve Intermountain hospitals recognized: Alta View; American Fork; Bear River Valley; Dixie Regional; Intermountain Medical Center; Logan Regional; McKay-Dee; Park City; Riverton; Sevier Valley; Utah Valley Regional; and Valley View.

Rural hospital recognitions: Heber Valley Medical Center named among nation’s top critical access hospitals by iVantage Health Analytics; Fillmore Community Medical Center listed among top rural hospitals for patient satisfaction by the National Rural Health Association; Sanpete Valley Hospital recognized for its community behavioral health network by the National Rural Health Resource Center; and nine Intermountain hospitals recognized in one or more key performance areas by The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health: Bear River Valley; Cassia Regional; Delta Community; Dixie Regional; Fillmore Community; Garfield Memorial; Heber Valley; Sevier Valley; and Valley View.

Top 100 Hospitals for Patient Engagement by Axial Exchange and Becker’s Hospital Review. Eleven Intermountain hospitals listed: Bear River Valley; Riverton; McKay-Dee; Dixie Regional; LDS Hospital; Intermountain Medical Center; Valley View; Logan Regional; Utah Valley Regional; Alta View; and American Fork.

Top 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals by Soliant Health included three Intermountain hospitals: McKay-Dee (No. 1 in the nation); Dixie Regional; and Intermountain Medical Center.

Best Children’s Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report: Primary Children’s Hospital again ranked nationally (among nation’s top 50) in eight pediatric specialties.

Community Value Five-Star Hospitals by Cleverley + Associates (top 20 percent in providing value for their communities). Nine Intermountain hospitals recognized: Alta View; American Fork; LDS; Logan Regional; McKay-Dee; Riverton; Sevier Valley; Utah Valley Regional; and Valley View.

Medals of Honor for organ donation by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to four Intermountain hospitals: Dixie Regional; Intermountain Medical Center; McKay-Dee; and Utah Valley Regional.

Consumer Choice Award from National Research Corporation (top-rated hospitals by consumers in their respective markets) to Intermountain Medical Center (Salt Lake area); McKay-Dee (Ogden area); and Utah Valley Regional (Provo-Orem area).

Intermountain and SelectHealth support programs promoting health, including Neighborhood House, a community garden in Salt Lake City.

Hospital Quality Awards from HealthInsights. Ten Intermountain hospitals honored: Alta View; Bear River Valley (4th consecutive year); Dixie Regional; Intermountain Medical Center (2nd consecutive year); LDS Hospital; Logan Regional; McKay-Dee (2nd consecutive year); TOSH (5th consecutive year); Park City (3rd consecutive year); and Riverton.

Top Performers recognition from The Joint Commission. Twelve Intermountain hospitals honored in one or more categories of care: Alta View; American Fork; Intermountain Medical Center; LDS Hospital; Logan Regional; Orem Community; Park City; Riverton; Sevier Valley; TOSH; Utah Valley; and Valley View.

SelectHealth was honored as part of Utah Philanthropy Day for its generosity in supporting a wide range of charitable causes across the state that benefit the community.

SelectHealth was named a recipient of the Best Companies to Work For award by Utah Business and was also named one of the 2014 Wasatch Front Top Workplaces by The Salt Lake Tribune.

Key Events in 2014

New George S. and Delores Doré Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services building opened across the street from Primary Children’s Hospital. The 200,000-square-foot, six-level building is home to 41 departments and services and is connected to the hospital via a sky-bridge.

The new George S. and Delores Doré Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services building opened in 2014 on the campus of Primary Children’s Hospital.

Intermountain and Healthbox launched a unique healthcare innovation and venture model to stimulate collaboration among inventors, entrepreneurs, and healthcare industry experts to improve quality and service while making care more affordable.

Intermountain hosted the fall meeting of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, the Massachusetts-based, not-for-profit organization that is helping lead healthcare improvement initiatives around the world.

Cardiologists at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute made Utah medical history twice. Doctors implanted the state’s first subcutaneous implantable cardiac defibrillator. In another first for Utah, doctors implanted the Intermountain West’s first less-invasive, leadless cardiac pacemaker.

Intermountain Medical Center Liver Clinic opened in St. George. The program is a joint program of Intermountain Medical Center and Dixie Regional Medical Center.

Research Highlights

  • Heart care. Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute researchers participated in various industry scientific sessions during 2014, presenting several breakthrough research studies.

  • Knee injuries. A team of researchers at TOSH-The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital began testing a new investigational procedure for knee cartilage injuries that uses tissue implants made from a patient’s own cells.

  • Adrenal gland diseases. Screening patients via smartphone for certain adrenal gland diseases is now possible thanks to new technology developed by Intermountain researchers.

  • Lung disease. Physicians and scientists at Intermountain Medical Center and Associated Regional and University Pathologists (ARUP) Laboratories made a medical breakthrough by discovering genetic mutations that cause a rare and deadly lung disease.

  • Pre-term births. In a collaborative effort, researchers at Intermountain Healthcare and the University of Utah announced research findings that may help doctors personalize treatment for expectant mothers to prevent pre-term births by identifying, through their genetic makeup, which women are at a higher risk.

Milestone Anniversaries in 2014:

  • Logan Regional Hospital celebrated 100 years of serving people in the Cache Valley area of northern Utah.

  • Utah Valley Regional Medical Center celebrated its 75th Anniversary.

  • The Intermountain Medical Group celebrated its 20th Anniversary.

  • The Intermountain Nurse-Midwifery Program at Intermountain Medical Center, which has helped deliver more than 10,000 babies, celebrated its 25th Anniversary.

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