Intermountain Hospitals Among the Best for Community Value

Salt Lake City – Six Intermountain Healthcare hospitals in Utah have been recognized for being among the nation’s best in providing value to their communities through strong financial standing, lower than average costs and charges, and high quality of care.

The “2015 State of the Hospital Industry,” a comprehensive study conducted by Ohio-based healthcare consulting and benchmarking firm Cleverley & Associates, uses the Community Value Index (CVI) to measure the value a hospital provides to its community.

Intermountain’s Alta View Hospital, American Fork Hospital, Logan Regional Hospital, McKay-Dee Hospital, Sevier Valley Hospital, and Valley View Medical Center all achieved CVI scores in the top quintile (20 percent) of their peer group of U.S. hospitals and have been designated as “Community Value Five-Star” hospitals for 2015.

The study assesses each hospital’s record of financial viability, facility reinvestments, maintenance of a low-cost structure, reasonable patient charges, and high quality patient care. The data analyzed for the study come from a variety of reports and databases from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which is part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

“This recognition aligns well with Intermountain’s focus on providing quality care at an affordable price,” said Laura Kaiser, FACHE, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “While these six hospitals have deservedly earned this five-star designation, we’re proud of all of our hospitals for the value they provide in their respective communities.”

Six hospitals recognized for being among nation’s best in providing value to communities through strong financial standing, lower than average costs, and high quality care.