Annual list recognizes excellence in clinical outcomes, operational efficiency, patient experience and financial health

Orem, UtahTimpanogos Regional Hospital today was named to the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list. Sister MountainStar facilities included on this year’s list were Brigham City Community, Lakeview (Bountiful), Lone Peak (Draper), and St. Mark’s (Millcreek) Hospitals. The annual list was unveiled on Fortune.com.

IBM Watson Health has identified the top hospitals from a rigorous evaluation of 3,134 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals in the U.S. The annual list recognizes excellence in clinical outcomes, operational efficiency, patient experience and financial health. IBM Watson Health established the list to help identify best practices that may help other healthcare organizations achieve consistent, balanced, and sustainable high performance.

“We are happy for another independent and impartial organization explaining to the general public how safe and effective it is to come to Timpanogos Regional Hospital,” said Timpanogos Regional Hospital CEO Kimball Anderson. “This accomplishment speaks to the vigilance of our staff and physicians alike. We are honored to be recognized once again for our focus on patient-centered care.”

MountainStar hospitals have accounted for 5 percent of the IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals for two years running.

This recognition demonstrates MountainStar’s ongoing commitment to prioritize patient-centered care, particularly during this very disruptive and challenging time. According to IBM Watson Health, as compared to similar hospitals, the hospitals included on the Fortune/IBM Watson Health100 Top Hospitals list had better results on key clinical and operational performance indicators. These include survival rates, patient complications, healthcare associated infections, 30-day mortality and 30-day hospital-wide readmission rates, length of stay, throughput in emergency rooms, inpatient expenses, profitability, and ratings from patients.

The five MountainStar hospitals were recognized in the following categories:

Brigham City Community Hospital was named as a 100 Top Hospital in the Small Community Hospitals category for the sixth time total.

Lakeview Hospital has been recognized as a top-performing hospital for the eighth year in a row – and the tenth time overall in the Small Community Hospitals category.

Lone Peak Hospital is among the 100 Top Hospitals nationwide in the Small Community Hospitals category for the second consecutive year.

St. Mark’s Hospital was named a 100 Top Hospital in the Teaching Hospitals category, as well as an Everest Award winner again this year for the seventh time. The fastest improving organizations are recognized with an Everest Award.

Timpanogos Regional Hospital was recognized as a 100 Top Hospital in the Medium Community Hospitals category.

Two other hospitals in HCA Healthcare’s Mountain Division – of which Utah’s MountainStar hospitals are a part – were recognized as well. West Valley Medical Center (Caldwell, Idaho) was named to the 100 Top Hospital list in the Medium Community Hospital category. And Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center (Idaho Falls, Idaho) was named a 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospital.

“Hospitals, health systems and the dedicated clinicians and staff who work at these organizations have emerged as true heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic and we are grateful to be able to recognize these extraordinary leaders at this time,” said Kyu Rhee, M.D., M.P.P., Vice President and Chief Health Officer, IBM Watson Health. “From small community hospitals to major teaching hospitals, organizations on this list demonstrate a relentless commitment to high value, patient-centered care and innovation. It is clear that the COVID-19 crisis will be a catalyst for reinvention, and we believe these top performing hospitals are positioned to emerge stronger and smarter out of this crisis.”

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About Timpanogos Regional Hospital

Timpanogos Regional Hospital in Orem is a 122 bed full service hospital known for its ER, Cardiology, Orthopedics, Women’s Services and Pediatric care. The hospital is part of MountainStar Healthcare, and along with Mountain View Hospital in Payson, is one of two MountainStar Hospitals in Utah County. In addition to Top 100 honors, Timpanogos Regional Hospital has been awarded the Healthgrades Patient Experience award for 2020. The hospital has also been recognized for Patient Safety by the Leapfrog Group with four straight “A”s over the last two years.

About MountainStar Healthcare

MountainStar Healthcare is part of the Mountain Division of HCA Healthcare. MountainStar consists of eight Utah hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and numerous physician clinics across the Wasatch Front. The eight HCA, MountainStar Healthcare Hospitals include: St. Mark’s Hospital, Ogden Regional Medical Center, Timpanogos Regional Hospital, Lakeview Hospital, Mountain View Hospital, Lone Peak Hospital, Brigham City Community Hospital and Cache Valley Hospital. Please click here to connect with MountainStar Healthcare on social media.

About HCA Healthcare

Nashville-based HCA Healthcare is one of the nation's leading providers of healthcare services, comprising 185 hospitals and approximately 2,000 sites of care, including surgery centers, freestanding ERs, urgent care centers, and physician clinics, in 21 states and the United Kingdom. With its founding in 1968, HCA Healthcare created a new model for hospital care in the United States, using combined resources to strengthen hospitals, deliver patient-focused care and improve the practice of medicine. HCA Healthcare has conducted a number of clinical studies, including one that demonstrated that full-term delivery is healthier than early elective delivery of babies and another that identified a clinical protocol that can reduce bloodstream infections in ICU patients by 44 percent. HCA Healthcare is a learning health system that uses its more than 35 million annual patient encounters to advance science, improve patient care and save lives. Please click here to connect with HCA Healthcare on social media.

About the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals® List

The Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list is determined using independent and objective research to analyze hospital performance. Organizations do not apply or pay for this honor or pay to promote their award. Award-winning hospitals and health systems serve as a model of excellence for the industry.

About IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals® Program

The IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals Program’s annual studies include the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list, IBM Watson Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals and IBM Watson Health 15 Top Health Systems. Organizations do not apply or pay for this honor or pay to promote their award. Award-winning hospitals and health systems serve as a model of excellence for the industry. Visit 100tophospitals.com for more information.

About IBM Watson Health

IBM Watson Health is a data, analytics, and technology partner for the health industry. Supported by the innovation of IBM and intelligence of Watson, we are committed to helping build smarter health ecosystems. Through the combination of our deep industry expertise in health, data and analytics, actionable insights, and reputation for security and trust, Watson Health is working together with its clients and partners to help them achieve simpler processes, better care insights, faster breakthroughs, and improved experiences for people around the world. Learn more at ibm.com/watson/health.