Frequently Asked Questions

How does the healthcare sector impact Utah's economy?

UHA member hospitals employ more than 42,000 Utahns--always among the top employers in each community. In addition, the 12 health systems that operate hospitals here employ thousands more in affiliated nursing homes, home health agencies and clinics. Utah hospitals also contribute more than $1.8 billion into Utah communities through employee payrolls annually. (Source: Hospital Statistics, 2016 edition, Health Forum, LLC)

How many patients are served by Utah hospitals?

Utah hospitals report more than 7.4 million outpatient visits and more than 229,000 inpatient admissions annually. Additionally, Utah hospitals record more than 48,000 births annually. (Source: Hospital Statistics, 2016 edition, Health Forum, LLC)

How healthy are Utahns?

Utah ranked eighth overall in the America's Health Rankings Annual Report for 2016. While Utah still remains in the Top 10 Healthiest States, the report listed the high rate of drug deaths, low immunization coverage for adolescents and lower number of primary care physicians as health challenges affecting our state. Utah ranked 47th in drug deaths per capita and 49th in adolescent female HPV vaccination. Utah continues to lead the country in the lowest prevalence of smoking and cancer deaths. To view the full report, compiled by UnitedHealth Foundation, visit http://www.americashealthrankings.org (Source: America's Health Rankings, United Health Foundation, 2016 edition.)