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5 Things Utah: DOH merger update, "Safe UT" app proves successful, Q&A w/ Ashley Moretz

| Oct 21, 2021 | Utah

This edition of "5 Things We're Watching" features an update on Utah's DOH-DHS merger, a conversation on the state of rural hospitals with DOH's Ashley Moretz, and the SafeUT app's success at supporting mental health needs during the pandemic. Thanks for reading, and if you have any tips or recommendations...[ Read More ]

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 ]

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 ]

CEOs of Harrisburg Medical Center and Southern Illinois Healthcare expect a bright future as two facilities merge

| Sep 17, 2021

The CEOs of Harrisburg Medical Center (HMC) and Southern Illinois Healthcare (SIH) recently discussed the potential benefits they expect to see as a result of the merger between the two facilities. This integration is expected to happen gradually over the next two years.     This decision dates back to...[ Read More ]

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 ]

Utah DOH and DHS release organizational structure draft for merger

| Jul 23, 2021 | Utah

The Utah Department of Health (DOH) and Department of Human Services (DHS) released a draft of their new Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS) organizational chart last week, marking a “critical milestone” into the new department’s implementation.      The new organization is broken up into three main branches:...[ Read More ]