U.S. News Includes Four Intermountain Hospitals In 2015 Ranking of Utah’s Best Hospitals

Intermountain Medical Center tied for the #1 ranking in Utah with University of Utah Hospital. U.S. News completed its top five list of Utah’s best hospitals with Intermountain's LDS Hospital, McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden, and Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo, which all tied for third place. 

"We’re pleased that our hospitals have been recognized by U.S. News for the outstanding care we provide to our patients,” says David Grauer, administrator of Intermountain Medical Center. “Throughout Intermountain Healthcare, we have an incredible team of physicians, employees, and volunteers who are passionate about delivering the highest possible quality of care and who provide extraordinary service day in and day out. We’re honored their great work is being recognized in what is traditionally the nation’s most prestigious annual hospital scorecard."

Intermountain Medical Center, Utah's largest and busiest hospital, was deemed 'high performing' by U.S. News in three specialties: pulmonology, nephrology, and ear, nose and throat. Additionally, Intermountain Medical Center was ranked 'high performing' in three treatment areas the magazine defines as “common care” specialties: heart failure, heart bypass surgery, and COPD.

U.S. News ranked Intermountain's LDS Hospital 'high performing' in three treatment areas: cancer care, orthopedics, and pulmonology.  McKay-Dee Hospital was ‘high performing’ in three common care treatment areas: heart bypass surgery, heart failure, and knee replacement. Utah Valley Regional Medical Center was also ‘high performing’ in three common care treatment areas: heart bypass surgery, heart failure, and hip replacement.

Last month, Intermountain’s Primary Children’s was ranked in seven pediatric specialties and was named one of the Best Children’s Hospitals in America in the magazine’s annual listing of the nation’s pediatric hospitals.

Intermountain Medical Center opened in 2007 and serves as the flagship hospital for the nationally respected Intermountain Healthcare system. Intermountain Medical Center is one of two adult Level I trauma centers in Utah and serves patients throughout the Intermountain West. It’s home to the nationally-recognized Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute and is one of the most technologically advanced and patient-friendly hospitals in America.

The U.S. News rankings are based on a hospital’s reputation (as measured by a survey of medical specialists), outcomes, volumes, patient engagement ratings, and other measures related to patient care, including data collected by the federal government. U.S. News’ physician surveys measure a hospital’s reputation by asking physicians across the country where they’d want their family members to be served if they needed care.

U.S. News first began publishing hospital rankings in 1990 as part of an expanding group of consumer advice reports. Over the past 26 years, the Best Hospitals rankings have helped guide millions of patients and their families to high-quality hospital care when they need it most.

Four of the top five hospitals in U.S. News & World Report’s new ranking of the best hospitals in Utah are Intermountain Healthcare facilities, including Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, which is ranked #1 for 2015.