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UHA Awards HOSA Scholarships

UHA recently presented four, $2,500 scholarships to high school seniors pursuing healthcare careers at the Utah State HOSA conference. Congratulations to the following students: Nicole Paepke, Westlake High School, has her CNA certificate and is planning to pursue a career in nursing; Ireland Kearns, Layton High School; plans to pursue a career in medical research; Jaden Maynard, Weber High School…

2017 Legislative Review

By Dave Gessel The following is a review of some of the legislation discussed at this year's Utah State Legislature that affects hospitals. For more information, contact Dave Gessel. Excellent legislative session for Utah’s hospitals and health systems!The 2017 session was a quiet but very effective session for Utah’s hospitals and health systems with significantly increased Medicaid funding and other…

Make Now the Time to Get Healthy

This article originally appeared in the Opinion section of the Deseret News, February 17, 2017 by UHA President/CEO Greg Bell.   “If you have your health you have everything.” Or so we’ve always heard. Good health is foundational to many important things in life — work, maintaining your home and yard, playing with your kids and grandchildren, active leisure, traveling…

2017 Legislative Session Begins

UHA staff, in concert with the UHA Government Relations Committee, has been working over the last several months to prepare for the 2017 Utah Legislative Session which convenes today, January 23rd. Topics UHA is monitoring related to state legislative activity include the following: Surprise billing and network adequacy Medical marijuana Police body cameras in hospitals Hospital lien legislation Nursing school…

Healthcare Excellence Recognized at Annual Awards Dinner

UHA recently recognized excellence in healthcare leadership, governance, quality and patient care at the 2016 UHA Annual Awards dinner. This year's event took place at Snow Park Lodge at Deer Valley in Park City on October 13th. Congratulations to the following individuals who were recognized by UHA: Ann Millner, trustee for Intermountain Healthcare, was honored with the Urban Trustee Service…

Utah Lake Algal Bloom Update

Utah and Salt Lake counties are experiencing the effects of a harmful algal bloom (HAB) originating from Utah Lake. The Jordan River and related waterways are also affected by the algal bloom. Because the algae may release toxins ino the water that can be dangerous to humans and animals, the Salt Lake County Health Department advises people to refrain from…

UHA 2016 Fall Leadership Conference

The UHA 2016 Fall Leadership Conference is set for October 12-14th at Silver Baron Lodge at Deer Valley in Park City.UHA is pleased to once again partner with Utah Healthcare Executives in offering a full-day, Category I ACHE credit program on Wednesday, October 12th. This year's program features remarks from noted ACHE speaker Tom Atchison on Comprehensive Leadership for Senior…

UTAH HOSPAC Honors Executives

UHA recognized three hospital executives for their support of UTAH HOSPAC at the June UHA board meeting. Mark Adams, CEO of Ogden Regional Medical Center, and Mark Holyoak, CEO of Castleview Hospital in Price, were recognized for their contributions to UTAH HOSPAC and received the Most Valuable PAC Player Awards for 2016. The Grassroots Champion Award for 2016 was presented…

Legislative Update

The 2016 Utah State Legislative Session is underway and a number of healthcare-related bills are up for debate. UHA's Government Relations Committee took positions on the following bills at its most recent meeting: SB 32, Hospital Assessment Reauthorization, has passed the Senate and is on track for debate in the House. This bill is supported by UHA and extends the…

2016 Legislative Preview

The 2016 General Session of the Utah State Legislature is set to begin on Monday, January 25th and there are several healthcare-related items anticipated to be debated during this session. Medicaid funding/expansion--The legislature continues its efforts to come up with a compromise expanding Medicaid to those individuals in the "doughnut hole"--with income at or below 100% of the federal poverty…

Eliminating Health Disparities in Utah

The American Hospital Association (AHA) has recently launched the #123forEquity Pledge to Act campaign. This effort builds on the National Call to Action to Eliminate Health Care Disparities launched in 2012 by the AHA, the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Catholic Health Association of the United States and America's Essential Hospitals. The campaign…

Healthcare Excellence Recognized at Annual Awards Dinner

In conjunction with this year's Fall Leadership Conference, UHA recognized several leaders in the areas of healthcare governance, administration, and clinical care. The Utah Organization of Nurse Leaders (UONL) presented its Nurse Leadership Awards to Jennifer Clifton, DNP, University of Utah, and Maureen Keefe, RN, PhD, University of Utah School of Nursing. They were recognized for their contributions in nursing…

UHA Fall Leadership Conference Registration Open

Registration is now open for the UHA Fall Leadership Conference, taking place September 30-October 2nd at the Grand Summit Hotel and Conference Center at Canyons Resort, Park City. The program will begin with Utah Healthcare Executive's Education Day on Wednesday, September 30th. Featured speaker for the program is Carson F. Dye, FACHE. He will discuss Practical Leadership Strategies in an…

UHA Statement on King v Burwell Decision

In its King v. Burwell decision, the U. S. Supreme Court was asked to decide if the literal reading of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) prohibits the federal government from giving subsidies for health insurance to qualifying persons through a federal rather than a state exchange. Utah is highly implicated in this decision because the federal government set up a…

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