Heber Valley Hospital ranks as one of top 100 critical access hospitals of 2024

This is the second year in a row that Heber Valley Hospital has made the top 100 list

HEBER CITY, Utah — Intermountain Health announced today that the Intermountain Heber Valley Hospital has been ranked as one of the Chartis Center for Rural Health’s top 100 critical access hospitals in the country for 2024.

Chartis assesses several data factors to compile its list, including quality, clinical outcomes, cost and patient perspective. This is the second consecutive year that Heber Valley Hospital has been named a top critical access hospital.

“We appreciate this recognition of the clinical excellence and compassionate care that our caregivers and physicians provide to the Heber Valley,” said Si Hutt, president of Heber Valley Hospital. “Being part of the Intermountain Health system adds tremendous value to our team and our community.”

According to a press release from Intermountain Health, Intermountain has invested significantly in its rural facilities and expanded access to telehealth services through partnerships with specialists, which the organization said has has helped to improve access to critical healthcare services for patients who live in remote locations.

Designation as a critical access hospital is given by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and is part of an effort to reduce the financial vulnerability of rural hospitals and improve access to healthcare in these areas.

The Intermountain Garfield Hospital, located in Panguitch, and the Central Valley Medical Center, located in Nephi, were the only two other Utah medical centers to make Chartis’ 2024 list.

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