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DOH and DHS name new department leadership and release updated organizational chart

| Oct 7, 2021 | Utah

The Utah Department of Health (DOH) and Department of Human Services (DHS) provided an update on the progress of their merge into one organization on Monday detailing executive leadership confirmations and a new organizational chart. The two departments also held a public Q&A on their plans and perspective around integrating...[ Read More ]

Park City hospital receives $7.5 million gift to enhance preventative health services for residents, underserved populations

| Oct 6, 2021 | Utah

Intermountain Park City Hospital will expand wellness services and preventive medicine to Park City area residents and underserved populations thanks to a $7.5 million gift from the Jerry A. and Kathleen A. Grundhofer Family Foundation. The donation to Intermountain Foundation will support Intermountain Park City Hospital in three key areas:...[ Read More ]

Utah's high Medicaid enrollment rate might lead to redetermination backlog and lost coverage after pandemic

| Sep 28, 2021 | Utah

The Urban Institute recently released a study showing the increase in Medicaid enrollment growth rates in states across the country, due to “unprecedented” job loss and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act’s prohibition on disenrolling beneficiaries.  The study found that Utah had the highest enrollment growth rate in the country...[ Read More ]

University of Utah receives $7 million grant for new research center to promote workplace safety and wellness

| Sep 28, 2021 | Utah

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) awarded $7 million to the University of Utah Health (U of U Health) recently to establish a new Center of Excellence for Total Worker Health in Utah. The five-year grant will go towards the creation of the new Center to promote...[ Read More ]

5 Things Utah: Q&A w/ Rep. Candice Pierucci, Interim committee meeting, Medicaid vaccination rates

| Sep 23, 2021 | Utah

We had a bit of news yesterday. State of Reform has joined the HMA family of companies. That family includes the Leavitt Partners, which is a national institution among health consultancies based in SLC. So, this alignment deepens our roots in Utah and connects Leavitt and State of Reform at the hip....[ Read More ]

Utah Medicaid members have significantly lower vaccination rates than other Utahns

| Sep 20, 2021 | Utah

COVID-19 vaccination rates among Utah’s Medicaid population is significantly lower than rates of all Utahns, said a recently released report from Utah Medicaid. Emma Chacon, interim Medicaid director at the Utah Department of Health (UDOH), said the issue is present around the country. Chacon said she has implemented non-emergency transportation,...[ Read More ]

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