(DOUG JESSOPJESSOP’ JOURNEYS) Healthcare is one of those things that people take for granted until them need it. It’s good to know that Provo has a number of medical facilities available.

According to Keith Morey with Provo City, Utah Valley Hospital has the most beds outside of Salt Lake County. The Utah Valley Hospital run by Intermountain Healthcare boasts an impressive staff of nine-hundred doctors.

My goal with Jessop’s Journeys is to find “people, places and things you might not know about.” Keith shared the following information about healthcare Provo.

  • Utah Valley Hospital has the most beds (385) and is the busiest hospital (17,000 annual discharges) outside of Salt Lake County
  • Utah Valley Hospital is the only Level II Trauma Center outside of Salt Lake County
  • 900 doctors are on the staff at Utah Valley Hospital
  • Other medical facilities in Provo – Utah Valley Clinic, Utah Valley Outpatient Center, Revere Health Medical Center, Utah Valley Physician Plaza, Utah Valley Eye Center

There are more than 20,000 incorporated communities in America. While many are prospering, others are struggling. Provo City is setting the city standard, not just locally, but nationally, as shown by its being named the nation’s 2001’s Best-Run City.

So what is the secret sauce that Provo City has discovered that has earned them the moniker “Central Business District of Utah County?”

City leaders call it “The Provo Advantage.” What don’t you know about Provo? You can sign up for a monthly email at ProvoConnect.com to find out.

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Everyone has a story. I strongly feel that “stories have power”. Chances are that if you are going through something, that someone else probably has as well. The shared experiences we humans have can help each other. That my friend makes the point that stories “help us understand each other.”

You don’t have to agree with everyone, but in my opinion, if people would take more time getting to knowing more about others and where they are coming from, we just might find out that we have more similarities than differences.

Please consider following me at www.DougJessop.com, LinkedIn, YouTube and at “@dougjessopnews” on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

It’s my honor to be able to share, Jessop’s Journal, a 30-minute collection of Powerful, Positive and Inspirational Stories every Sunday morning at 10 a.m. on ABC4 to all of Utah along with parts of Nevada, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado and Arizona. Jessop’s Journal is also available worldwide at JessopsJournal.com.

With another entry into Jessop’s Journeys, “People, Places and Things You might not know about,” I’m Doug Jessop.

Doug Jessop
For Doug Jessop, it all started with a cassette recorder he got for Christmas when he was 12 years old growing up in Southern California. Doug interviewed relatives, friends and anyone else that might have a good story. You can follow Doug at www.DougJessop.com, on YouTube.com/DougJessop, and @DougJessopNews on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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