University of Utah Recognized as One of the Top 100 Hospitals Nationally for Financial Performance, Community Value

University of Utah Recognized as One of the Top 100 Hospitals Nationally for Financial Performance, Community Value

Jul 10, 2007 6:00 PM

University of Utah Hospital has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Hospitals in the country by Cleverly & Associates in their annual State of the Hospital Industry report. The annual ranking assesses a hospital's financial strength and performance in the areas of financial viability and reinvestment, cost structure and hospital charge structure. University Hospital scored better-than-average in all three areas and is the only Utah hospital to make the Top 100 list.

According to Cleverly & Associates, a hospital provides value to its community when it is financially viable, is appropriately reinvesting back into the facility, maintains a low cost structure, and has reasonable charges.

"We are proud to have received this honor," said David Entwistle, CEO of University Hospitals & Clinics. "We are committed to continuous improvement in our financial viability, knowing that investment back into the organization will produce value for our community."

Since 2003, three new facilities have been completed, including the Eccles Critical Care Pavilion at University Hospital, Huntsman Cancer Hospital and the University Orthopaedic Center. This summer University Hospital will celebrate completion of the first phase of a three-year $130 million expansion when it opens a two-story addition to the Critical Care Pavilion and a four-story addition to the helipad parking structure. A new five-story patient care pavilion will open in the summer of 2009.

As part of University Health Care, University Hospitals & Clinics offer services in more than 120 specialties and is consistently ranked as one of the countrys best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. The system provides care for Utahns and residents of five surrounding states in a referral area encompassing more than 10 percent of the continental United States. The hospitals and clinics see more than 900,000 outpatient visits and over 23,000 inpatient admissions each year. Its academic partners at the University of Utah School of Medicine and Colleges of Nursing, Pharmacy, and Health are internationally regarded research and teaching institutions.

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Media contact:

Chantelle Turner, University Health Care Public Affairs

(801)581-738

chantelle.turner@hsc.utah.edu

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