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Intermountain and SCL Health sign letter of intent to merge

| Sep 16, 2021 | Colorado, Utah

Utah-based Intermountain Healthcare and Colorado-based SCL Health — two nonprofit health care organizations — signed a letter of intent to merge on Thursday. The letter promises higher quality care, greater accessibility for underserved communities, and greater affordability.      The combined health system will include 33 hospitals, 385 clinics, and...[ Read More ]

First-of-it-kind translational research building for mental health receives full funding

| Sep 16, 2021 | Utah

Yesterday, during a meeting of the Executive Appropriations Committee of the Utah State Legislature, lawmakers unanimously approved $90 million in funding for the Utah Translational Research Building at the University of Utah Huntsman Mental Health Institute. “The Utah Translational Research Building is an incredible win for the people of Utah,”...[ Read More ]

Health and Human Services Interim Committee discusses future behavioral health and value-based care reform

| Sep 15, 2021 | Utah

The Utah Legislature continued its interim work this week after a summer break with a Health and Human Services Interim Committee meeting on Sept. 15. The topics discussed in the meeting include substance abuse and mental health legislation suggestions and value-based health care reform.     Richard Nance, president of...[ Read More ]

Intermountain is postponing all non-urgent procedures requiring a hospital admission

| Sep 10, 2021 | Utah

COVID-19 cases have continued to significantly increase in Utah—resulting in consistently high volumes in hospital ICUs and acute care units across our system. Our teams are overwhelmed and we’re running out of staffed beds for patients. We are at a critical point where we must take further action to support...[ Read More ]

Utah's CHCs makes moves to further integrate behavioral and physical health

| Sep 8, 2021 | Utah

Utah’s thirteen Community Health Centers (CHC) — operating from 40 service sites — are on the “forefront” of implementing physical health and behavioral health integration in the state, according to Emily Bennett, behavioral health integrated care coordinator at the Association of Utah Community Health (AUCH).      Bennett says the...[ Read More ]

Dan Lundergan named CEO of University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics

| Sep 1, 2021 | Utah

Dan Lundergan, MHA, Chief Operating Officer at University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics, has been appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer. He has served as interim CEO since February and steps into the official role beginning immediately. Lundergan will oversee U of U Health’s five hospitals and...[ Read More ]

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