Two Intermountain Health hospitals have been ranked among the top 20 rural and community hospitals in the country for 2024 by the National Rural Health Association.

Intermountain Cedar City Hospital was named to the list for the ninth consecutive time and Intermountain Sevier Valley Hospital in Richfield received its fifth such designation since 2016.

“This recognition is a reflection of the hard work and dedication of our caregivers,” said Eric Packer, president of Intermountain Cedar City Hospital. “This is our ninth time receiving the award, which demonstrates how we can serve rural communities with excellent care for our patients while still focusing on lowering costs as a not-for-profit hospital.”

Intermountain Cedar City Hospital is the only facility nationally to earn this recognition for nine consecutive years.

NRHA selects the top 20 hospitals nationally using the Rural Hospital Performance INDEX, a ranking system created by the Chartis Center for Rural Health.

The top performing facilities are determined using publicly available hospital data. Patient outcomes and perspectives, quality of care, costs, and financial efficiency are all factors in selection.

“We strive to make sure everyone in our community has access to the highest quality care at an affordable cost,” said Brent Schmidt, president of Intermountain Sevier Valley Hospital. “Receiving this award shows that we’re making an impact as a facility and as a health system.”

Both hospitals will be recognized during NRHA’s annual Rural Health Conference in New Orleans on May 9, 2024.

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