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Utah Hospitals Receive HealthInsight Quality Award

Program Encourages Excellence Through Accountability

Salt Lake CityUtah hospitals are being recognized today for their high performance in quality care measures and patient satisfaction.

HealthInsight, a nonprofit, community-based health care collaborative working to improve health and health care for patients and providers, will present the 2015 HealthInsight Quality Award to 10 hospitals from across the state today.

HealthInsight Quality Award recipients are selected for demonstrating high-quality health care and excellence in performance on a combination of publicly reported Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services quality of care measures and patients’ perception of care measures. Patient involvement in care continues to be a focus nationally, so the award criteria include performance on patients’ perspectives in hospital care. Research has shown that high performance on patients’ hospital experiences goes hand-in-hand with excellent clinical care.

"We are pleased to recognize these outstanding hospitals that continue to improve their quality of care year after year,” said Juliana Preston, executive director, HealthInsight Utah. “Continuing to include patients’ perception of care in the award criteria allows us to reward a more complete picture of ‘quality’ health care at large and small hospitals throughout the state.”

The award recipients will be recognized at the Utah Hospital Association’s annual awards dinner at the Grand Summit Hotel and Conference Center in Park City, Utah.

The 2015 HealthInsight Quality Award recipients are:

·         Bear River Valley Hospital – Tremonton
·         Castleview Hospital – Price
·         Intermountain TOSH -The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital – Murray
·         McKay-Dee Hospital – Ogden
·         Mountain View Hospital – Payson
·         Park City Medical Center – Park City
·         Riverton Hospital – Riverton
·         Salt Lake Regional Medical Center – Salt Lake City
·         Timpanogos Regional Hospital – Orem
·         Valley View Medical Center – Cedar City

The hospital quality data is available by visiting www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov or www.medicare.gov and selecting Compare Hospitals in Your Area, or by calling 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).

About HealthInsight
HealthInsight is a recognized leader in convening and partnering with our communities to improve health and health care by advancing quality, efficiency and value for patients and providers. HealthInsight serves as a catalyst, using collaborative efforts to facilitate and promote the quality and safety of health care to achieve improved outcomes and value for all residents. Learn more at www.healthinsight.org