Intermountain Medical Center Earns New Honor as One of America’s 100 Great Hospitals

Intermountain Medical Center has been named one of the “100 Great Hospitals in America,” by Becker’s Hospital Review magazine. The  Becker's top 100 list is based on an analysis by the nation’s leading hospital ranking and award agencies including U.S. News & World Report's latest rankings, CMS star ratings, Leapfrog grades, and Truven Health Analytics.

“The hospitals included on this list have been recognized nationally for excellence in clinical care, patient outcomes, and staff and physician satisfaction,” said the magazine. “These institutions are industry leaders that have achieved advanced accreditation and certification in several specialties. The list also includes industry innovators that have sparked trends in healthcare technology, hospital management and patient satisfaction.”

Intermountain Medical Center is just one of two Utah hospitals on the Becker’s list. The other is the University of Utah. The full list of the 100 hospitals is at https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/lists/100-great-hospitals-in-america-2018.html

Other hospitals ranked by Becker’s include Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis; Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston; Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles; the Cleveland Clinic; Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania; Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore; Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston; and the Mayo Clinic.

“Equipped with 504 beds, Intermountain Medical Center is the largest hospital in Utah. The hospital opened in 2007 and serves as the flagship facility of Intermountain Healthcare," says the magazine's summary of the hospital. "The medical center also holds six intensive care units, a transplant program and a mechanical/artificial heart program. The hospital gives back to the community through its involvement in Intermountain Healthcare's Project Extension for Community Health-care Outcomes, which connects its multidisciplinary team with community healthcare workers. U.S. News & World Report ranked the hospital second in Utah and ranked the hospital nationally for pulmonology for 2017-18.”

Joe Mott, Intermountain Medical Center, credits caregivers and staff for the recognition. 

“Intermountain Medical Center’s ranking on this survey — and our growing reputation nationwide — is due entirely to the hard work of our people who are helping us continually improve our quality and patient experiences,” said Mott. “As more of our patients use publicly reported data to choose their hospitals and healthcare providers, these rankings are increasingly important, and it’s very gratifying to have the skill of our caregivers recognized like this.”

Intermountain Medical Center ‘s ranking as one of America’s “100 Great Hospitals” follows the hospital’s first-ever ranking as a five-star hospital by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. CMS ranks hospitals across the country with one to five stars based on their performance on 57 quality measures. Better outcomes mean more stars, and the most common overall hospital rating is three stars. Intermountain Medical Center was one of only 7.3 percent of hospitals in America that achieved the five-star ranking. 

The CMS five-start rating measures these categories:

  • Mortality
  • Safety
  • Readmissions
  • Patient experience
  • Effectiveness of care
  • Timeliness of care
  • Efficient use of imaging