South Davis Community Hospital honored

Jun 7 2011 - 7:50pm

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BOUNTIFUL -- South Davis Community Hospital has received three Utah Best of State Awards.

During the Best of State Gala held in Salt Lake City earlier this month, the hospital was awarded best in health care services, health care facilities and health care employer.

"It is a privilege to be recognized with three Utah Best of State honors," said SDCH CEO David Bland. "It is a tribute to South Davis Community Hospital's dedicated employees and our commitment to provide quality care and compassion to our patients and customers."

SDCH opened in 1961 as an acute-care facility. In 1977, it reopened as a sub-acute specialty care hospital for children and adults of all ages. It provides care for people who require ongoing, intensive treatment caused by an unexpected accident, illness or serious medical condition.

As part of its services, the hospital transports patients for clinically supervised attendance at schools and provides a classroom within the facility as well, said Helga Swanson, executive assistant and foundation manager of the hospital.

Each year, more than 500 employees care for more than 100 ventilator-dependent patients, long-term patients and those with chronic and complex medical needs.

Patients in transitional care are also treated at the hospital. The hospital has 135 beds, 41 beds at Orchard Cove Orthopedic Rehab and 62 apartments at Barton Creek Assisted Living.

The Best of State Awards recognizes outstanding people, organizations and businesses in Utah. More than 100 judges review each nomination before choosing a winner.

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