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Study ranks Intermountain Health highly for patient outcomes

By Jamie Lampros - Special to the Standard-Examiner | Jan 4, 2024

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Intermountain Health has been named one of the "Top 15 Health Systems" in the nation for delivering a high level of care to its patients and preventing more deaths and complications than other health systems across the U.S. in 2023.

The organization came in at No. 3 in the large health system category by health analytic companies Fortune and PINC AI. Unlike other ranking systems, participation in the 15 Top Health Systems was not solicited.

According to the study, more than 200,000 additional lives could have been saved and more than 177,000 additional patients could have been complication free in 2023 if all health systems performed at the same level as the top 15, which had 21% fewer deaths, 5% fewer complications among their patients, 21% fewer health care-associated infections and half a day shorter average length of stay with 3% fewer expenses.

"The first value across our health system is being leaders in clinical excellence, and this prestigious honor places Intermountain Health among the most esteemed health systems in the nation in this arena," said Rob Allen, president and CEO of Intermountain Health. "This award highlights the dedication and incredible work of leaders and teams across Intermountain's 64,000 caregivers."

Now in its 15th year, the PINC AI 15 Top Health Systems study relies on Medicare data and "considers clinical outcomes, operational efficiency, and patient experience" at 361 U.S. health systems, according to its website.


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