Utah Valley Hospital is deeply committed to providing the highest quality of care possible. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Intermountain Utah Valley Hospital one of the top regional hospitals in Utah. The national magazine looks at several factors when grading health facilities and scored Utah County’s largest hospital as “high performing” in several key areas.

 

Hospitals that are ranked highly in multiple areas of adult care are eligible to be ranked as a “Best Regional Hospital” in their state and metropolitan area.

 

In the area of specialties, the report listed Utah Valley’s pulmonology and lung surgery care as high performing. The hospital also received the highest ranking possible in five procedures and conditions including:

  • Hip replacement
  • Heart bypass surgery
  • Knee replacement
  • Aortic valve surgery
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair

 

“I’m very proud the hard work of our caregivers is being recognized in this way,” said Kyle Hansen, administrator for Intermountain Utah Valley Hospital. “This shows we’re able to bring the highest level of care close to home and to the fastest growing areas in the state of Utah.”

 

Each year U.S. News ranks hospitals by evaluating data on nearly 5,000 U.S. hospitals in 16 adult medical specialties, nine adult medical procedures or conditions, and 10 pediatric specialties.

 

Click here for a complete list of the rankings.

 

 

Accreditation

Utah Valley Hospital received accreditation from the Joint Commission, the major accreditation body for hospital in the United States, in 2017. The hospital’s next Joint Commission accreditation survey is scheduled for 2020.

 

 

Awards

  • 2019 – CMS 5-star rating
  • 2019 – Leapfrog “A” grade
  • 2019 – IBM Watson Health Top 100 Hospitals
  • 2019 – IBM Watson Health Everest Award
  • 2018 – HealthInsight Quality Award
  • 2017 – Truven Health Analytics 50 Top Cardiovascular Hosptial
  • 2017 – HealthInsight Quality Award
  • 2013 – Get with the Guidelines – Gold Plus – Stroke
  • 2012 – The Medal of Honor for Organ Donation – Silver

 

More Details

  • CMS 5-Star Hospital Rating: This is the third time Utah Valley has achieved a 5-star rating, something reached by fewer than 7 percent of all hospitals in the nation. The ratings from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid summarize seven quality measures into a star rating for more than 4,500 hospitals. The quality measures include:
    • Mortality
    • Safety
    • Re-admission
    • Patient experience
    • Effectiveness
    • Timeliness
    • Efficient use of medical imaging
  • Top 100 Designation: IBM Watson Health, formerly Truven Health Analytics 100 Top Hospitals, published its 100 Top Hospitals® annual study identifying top–performing hospitals in the U.S. This is the first time Utah Valley Hospital has made the list. This recognition is based on a scorecard that includes clinical, operation and patient perception-of-care metrics. The hospitals recognized had:
    • Fewer patient complications
    • Lower risk-adjusted mortality
    • Fewer hospital-acquired infections
    • Lower length-of-stay
    • Provided faster emergency care, with lower 30-day mortality and 30-day readmissions.
    • Lower cost per case
    • Higher overall hospital experience scores
  • Everest Award honors: In addition to the Top 100 designation, Utah Valley has also been honored with the Everest Award from IBM Watson Health.  The Everest Award is given to “a select few” of the Top 100 winners and recognizes how fast we’ve improved over the past five years. This year only 15 hospitals in the nation received this honor.
  • Health Insight Quality Award: Recipients of the HealthInsight Quality Award are selected based on a combined raking of their performance on healthcare-associated infections, a national survey of patient experience of hospital care, 30-day hospital-wide readmissions and mortality measures. Only hospitals at or above the 75th percentile nationally on this combined ranking receive a Health Insight Quality Award.