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Intermountain Healthcare opens state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery center in St. George, featuring unique patient recovery suites

| Sep 20, 2022 | Utah

Intermountain Healthcare cut the ribbon for a state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery center (ASC) in St. George to kick-off St. George Regional Hospital’s Health Fair on Saturday, September 17 at 6 p.m. Attendees visited the new center and enjoyed other health fair offerings, including National Dance Day entertainment and participation.    ...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Jaime Wissler, Executive Director of the One Utah Health Collaborative, on the work ahead

| Sep 20, 2022 | Utah

Jaime Wissler is a seasoned public servant with 25 years of experience coordinating with industry partners, and local, state, and federal governments. Wissler has worked a variety of criminal investigations surrounding health care fraud, illegal narcotics, bank fraud, money laundering, wire fraud, identity theft, assault, workplace violence, and more. Wissler...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Dr. Kristi Kleinschmit, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the U of U School of Medicine, on the mental health crisis facing children and youth in Utah

| Sep 16, 2022 | Utah

  Kristi Kleinschmit provides clinical services for children and adolescents at the University of Utah Huntsman Mental Health Institute. She is a consulting psychiatrist to primary care providers across the state of Utah through the CALL-UP psychiatric consultation line.  She acts as Vice Chair of Education for the Huntsman Mental...[ Read More ]

Doctors and Utah Health Dept. launch historic air purifiers in Utah schools project

| Sep 16, 2022 | Utah

Cleaner air improves student performance, decreases COVID transmission and school absenteeism. In an historic, far reaching clean air initiative, Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment (UPHE) and the Utah Department of Health and Human Services (UDHHS) have joined forces to launch a project to place air purifiers in every K...[ Read More ]

Intermountain Healthcare opens its first orthopedic urgent care clinic in St. George to help patients receive specialized care faster

| Sep 12, 2022 | Utah

In an effort to reduce unnecessary doctor visits and help patients receive specialized care faster, Intermountain Healthcare is opening Intermountain Southwest Ortho Urgent Care clinic on the St. George Regional Hospital campus.   This is Intermountain’s first orthopedic urgent care clinic, which will improve access for patients with affordable orthopedic care and specialists....[ Read More ]

Executive leadership appointed to One Utah Health Collaborative

| Sep 9, 2022 | Utah

During a special signing ceremony on Tuesday, Governor Spencer Cox took the One Utah Health Collaborative’s (OUHC) pledge of commitment to improving affordability, equity, and outcomes for the state’s health care system.      Cox announced OUHC’s 6-member Board of Directors and the Executive Director, Jaime Wissler, who joined the...[ Read More ]