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Salt Lake Regional Medical Center Awarded for Third Straight Year

Sep 18, 2015 22h34 ● By Rhett Wilkinson

Salt Lake Regional Medical Center CEO remarked on the “monumental accomplishment” of his company being awarded by HealthInsight for three consecutive years. Photo courtesy Dale Johns

By Rhett Wilkinson

Salt Lake Regional Medical Center is a recipient of the 2015 HealthInsight Quality Award for a third consecutive year. It is one of 14 Utah hospitals to receive the award.

“Receiving the HealthInsight Quality Award in any given year is an honor; however, receiving this award for three consecutive years is a monumental accomplishment,” Salt Lake Regional Medical Center CEO Dale Johns said. “When you provide excellent care and (patients) have a great experience, they want to come back. It’s kind of that ‘wow’ factor.”

The HealthInsight Quality Award acknowledges hospitals that achieve high levels of performance on the care related to quality measures of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention.

Hospitals that qualified for this award also performed well on measures by the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) measures, a national survey that reviews patient experiences during a recent hospital stay. For the fourth year in a row, the award criteria included performance on patients’ perspectives in hospital care.

Built in 1875, Salt Lake Regional Medical Center offers comprehensive healthcare services, including emergency care, heart care, advanced surgical procedures, diagnostic imaging, maternity care, women’s services and help for a broad range of medical conditions.

“We’ve been in the community for 140 years. It’s a long legacy to continue,” Johns added. “This type of recognition represents the dedication, hard work, and commitment of our staff and physicians and exemplifies the consistent level of high quality care we provide to our community.”

The HealthInsight Quality Award Program is a non-profit consulting organization launched in September 2004 to promote transparency in health care. For more information on the HealthInsight Quality Award Program, visit