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Barbara Viskochil Recognized with Distinguished Service to Healthcare Award

View video Barbara Viskochil, Director of Medicare and Medicaid Services for the University of Utah Hospitals & Clinics, was recently awarded the 2018 Distinguished Service to Healthcare Award by the Utah Hospital Association. The award, presented during the Association’s Fall Leadership Conference at Zermatt Resort in Midway, recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to improving healthcare in the state…

Mark Adams Named Healthcare Executive of the Year

View Video Mark B. Adams, Chief Executive Officer for Ogden Regional Medical Center, was recently awarded the 2018 Distinguished Hospital Executive Award by the Utah Hospital Association. The award, presented during the Association’s Fall Leadership Conference at Zermatt Resort in Midway, recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to Utah’s healthcare community. Criteria evaluated for the honor include the candidate’s…

Steven Mintz, MD Named Urban Healthcare Trustee of the Year

View Video Steven Mintz, MD, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Salt Lake Regional Medical Center, was recently awarded the 2018 Hospital Trustee Service Award by the Utah Hospital Association. The award, presented during the Association’s Fall Leadership Conference at Zermatt Resort in Midway, recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to Utah’s healthcare sector while serving as a…

Paul Weller Named Rural Trustee of the Year

View Video Paul Weller, a member of the Heber Valley Hospital Board of Trustees, was recently awarded the 2018 Rural Hospital Trustee Service Award by the Utah Hospital Association. The award, presented during the Association’s Fall Leadership Conference at Zermatt Resort in Midway, recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to Utah’s healthcare sector while serving as a community trustee.…

UHA Awards: Call for nominations

Time is running out to submit a nomination for UHA's annual awards program, which includes the 2018 Trustee Service Award, Distinguished Healthcare Executive Award and Distinguished Service to Healthcare Award. The deadline for nominations is August 3, 2018 at noon. The recipients will be recognized at the UHA Fall Leadership Conference at Zermatt Resort in Midway on Thursday, October 4th.…

Utah HOSPAC Golf Tournament Approaching

Join us for the 2018 Utah HOSPAC Golf Tournament at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, set for Monday, June 11th. The Tournament is a Shotgun Best Ball Scramble and will begin at 8 a.m. Holes will be assigned at check in beginning at 7:30 a.m. Golf outing registration fees are $250 per person; $1,000 per foursome. Registration includes green fee, cart,…

UHA Awards HOSA Scholarships

UHA recently awarded four $2,500 scholarships to outstanding participants in the statewide HOSA competition. HOSA--Future Health Professionals, is an student-based organization focused on preparing future healthcare leaders through education, collaboration and experience. Congratulations to the following UHA scholarship recipients for 2018: Kennadie Austin, Pleasant Grove High School Lydia Day, Timpanogos High School Lindsey Middleton, Timpview High School Kyanna Orr, Bingham…

UHA 2018 Annual Membership Meeting

Registration is now open for the UHA 2018 Annual Membership Meeting, taking place April 26-27 at the Courtyard by Marriott in St. George. The meeting will continue its traditional Thursday-Friday format, with optional golf and Rural Hospital Council on Thursday, and an opening reception for all attendees on the Courtyard patio that evening. A breakfast panel discussion for all attendees…

UHA 2018 Board Elected

The UHA Board of Trustees elected its 2018 leadership at the November 18th UHA Board meeting. Greg Poulsen, Senior Vice President of Strategy for Intermountain Healthcare, will serve as Chair beginning January 2018. He will serve in this capacity through December 2019. He succeeds Greg Angle, President/CEO of MountainStar Healthcare, who will continue to serve on the board as immediate…

A Medicaid Update from Greg Bell

Ms. Seema Verma, Administrator of The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), was in Utah on Monday, November 13th. Her visit coincided with CMS’s announcement that it had approved Utah’s unique waiver request to extend Medicaid to about 5,000 people who are homeless and/or addicts. Over the past couple of years the Legislature has reduced some felony drug-related crimes…

Matt Packard Named Trustee of the Year

Matt Packard, chair of Intermountain Healthcare’s South Region Board of Trustees, was recently awarded the 2017 Hospital Trustee Service Award by the Utah Hospital Association. The award, presented during the Association’s Fall Leadership Conference at Deer Valley’s Snow Park Lodge in Park City, recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to Utah’s healthcare sector while serving as a community trustee.…

Mark Stoddard Honored with Distinguished Service to Healthcare Award

Mark R. Stoddard, President and CEO of Rural Health Group and Central Valley Medical Center, located in Nephi, recently received the Distinguished Service to Healthcare Award, presented by Utah Hospital Association. The award, presented at the Association’s Fall Leadership Conference taking place at the Snow Park Lodge at Deer Valley, honors those exemplifying individual excellence and extraordinary effort in improving…

Terri Kane Named Healthcare Executive of the Year

Terri Kane, vice president of Intermountain Healthcare’s South Region and CEO of Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George, was recently awarded the 2017 Distinguished Hospital Executive Award by the Utah Hospital Association. The award, presented during the Association’s Fall Leadership Conference at Snow Park Lodge at Deer Valley, recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to Utah’s healthcare community.…

Sorenson Honored for Distinguished Service to Healthcare

Charles W. Sorenson, MD, FACS, President Emeritus for Intermountain Healthcare, recently received the Distinguished Service to Healthcare Award, presented by Utah Hospital Association. The award, presented at the Association’s Fall Leadership Conference taking place at Snow Park Lodge at Deer Valley, honors those individuals exemplifying individual excellence and extraordinary effort in improving the Utah healthcare environment. Dr. Sorenson was recognized…

Texas Hospital Assistance Fund established

Help the Texas Hospital Association support Texas hospital employees whose lives have been impacted by the devastating destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey. While thousands of our healthcare colleagues work around the clock to serve emergency response efforts, their families are being affected by this historic storm and flooding damage. The THA Hospital Employee Assistance Fund has been created to assist…