Healthcare workers at University of Utah Health (U of U Health) have unionized in an effort to prevent burnout and protect those working in the system.  The union, called Utah Healthcare Workers United, announced its formation in November. Caleb Wilcox, a nurse in U of U Health’s burn trauma ICU and a member of the … Read more

In this edition of our “What They’re Watching” series, Peter Weir, MD, Executive Director of Population Health at University of Utah Health, says one of his top priorities is integrating behavioral and physical health. He says the separation of the two critical areas of healthcare is “artificial.”     “As a doctor taking care of … Read more

We’re only a few weeks away from the 2022 Utah State of Reform Health Policy Conference! Our team has been hard at work creating a curated series of panels with health policy leaders and experts that we’re sure stakeholders from all siloes will find valuable. If you haven’t already, register now to join us in person in Salt Lake City … Read more

This is the last “5 Things” newsletter before the holidays, so we want to wish all of you a wonderful and safe holiday season! This newsletter includes a conversation with Rich Saunders, details on the DHHS transition plan, and health items in Gov. Cox’s budget. Thanks for reading, and we’ll see you in 2022! Eli … Read more

Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital and the University of Utah Health announced the opening of the Utah Fetal Center’s new “state-of-the-art” care center within the hospital. The center aims to give mothers and their children “highly-specialized care” for children with complex conditions while in the womb.  The center’s mission is to be a “one-stop-shop” for all … Read more