What Sets Us Apart

St. George Regional Hospital is a 284-bed hospital and is the major medical referral center for northwestern Arizona, southeastern Nevada, and southern Utah. We are fully accredited by The Joint Commission and serve as a Level II Trauma center, caring for almost all trauma patients (with the exception of major pediatric trauma).

Our History

​1913 -- McGregor Hospital

On Tuesday, July 8, 1913, Washington County’s first hospital welcomed patients at about 50 South 100 East. The large, two-story building had been used as a boarding house. It was sanitized and opened as the Southern Utah Hospital for about a week; then the name officially became Washington County Hospital for four years, likely because the county supported it financially. In 1917 it was renamed McGregor Hospital when Dr. Donald A. McGregor purchased the majority of stock subscriptions from local residents. Dr. McGregor’s two sons and a grandson also became doctors and for many decades patients in St. George received care from a “Dr. McGregor.”

1952 -- Dixie Pioneer Memorial Hospital

In the years leading up to 1952, Washington County residents again pooled resources, building and opening the Dixie Pioneer Memorial Hospital at about 550 South 300 East. A few of the examples of community support include Dixie College woodworking students building and donating shelves; the Rotary Club contributed two leather-upholstered chairs for the reception area; and the Lions Club raised funds for landscaping. A contest was held to name the new facility and Wanda Huntsman from Enterprise submitted the winning entry.

1976 -- Dixie Medical Center

With the advent of air conditioning, southwestern Utah began to be discovered. Washington County constructed a large, new hospital on the same campus as Pioneer Memorial, but to the west. On January 1, 1976 Dixie Medical Center officially opened for patients, featuring 65 private rooms. The four-story complex offered emergency services, surgery, lab, X-ray, ICU, womens services and more. It was purchased by Intermountain Healthcare on August 2, 1976, the first new hospital the year-old nonprofit company acquired. In 1978 the Pink Ladies raised enough funds to purchase color televisions for all of the patient rooms. Nurses reported a significant drop in calls to patient bedsides after the tvs were installed.

1990 -- Dixie Regional Medical Center

The addition of an accredited cancer center in the late 1980s brought numerous patients from across the southern Utah and southern Nevada region. Consequently, in 1990, the word “Regional” was added to the hospital name. As Washington County became discovered by golfers, outdoor recreators of all types, and lovers of temperate climate and beautiful scenery, the constant growth has kept hospital strategic planners and administrators planning and budgeting new projects and services steadily since that time. In 2003, a new $100 million campus was built at 1380 East Medical Center Drive, the result of generous community philanthropy and Intermountain Healthcare funding.

2021 – St. George Regional Hospital

More than 5 million tourists come through our community annually. Our heart, newborn intensive care, neurosciences, trauma and other programs are earning national recognition. Our Intermountain Precision Genomics program partners with Stanford University. We now serve patients locally, across the country and from around the world. The name St. George Regional Hospital builds on our history and the strong brand of St. George City. Our hospital names may have evolved over the past century, but our focus remains to provide each person we serve with the best possible care as we help them live the healthiest lives possible.

Hospital Leadership

A group of dedicated community leaders make up the volunteer governing board of St. George Regional Hospital. They represent the geographical and cultural diversity of Washington County and serve both the hospital and the community as they strive to ensure patient safety, hospital-wide quality reporting and medical credentialing.

The board’s purpose is to see that St. George Regional fulfills Intermountain Healthcare’s charitable mission: helping people live the healthiest lives possible. This includes a commitment to provide care to those with a medical need, regardless of ability to pay. They help make key decisions. They give their valuable time and considerable expertise in service to others by directing the affairs of an organization that they hold in trust for the community. They set high expectations for us and hold us accountable to achieving measurable goals. 

St. George Regional Hospital Governing Board members share a common devotion to community displayed through their involvement in the hospital and in other groups and organizations committed to making southern Utah a better place to live.

Cyndi Gilbert

Board Chair

Mitch Cloward

Hospital Administrator

Work With Us

Intermountain Healthcare is a charitable not for profit hospital with a culture that values patients and caregivers. We value integrity, trust, excellence, accountability, and mutual respect. If you do too, we’ll welcome to our team. 

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Touching the lives of our healthcare community has always been the goal of Intermountain Healthcare's volunteers. Learn more about the important role our volunteers play and how to start volunteering at St. George Regional Hospital.

Hours: 8am-4pm (Mon-Th) Fridays by appointment only
544 S 400 E St. George, UT 84770
Phone (435) 688-4047

Who can Volunteer?

If you are over 18 and enjoy helping people, there is a place for you at St. George Regional Hospital. Volunteer shifts are four hours, once a week, with an asked commitment of at least six months.

CHNA Report

Intermountain Healthcare conducted its 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) for 23 hospitals in Utah and southeast Idaho. Download a copy.

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