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Intermountain Medical Center Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Intermountain Medical Center, Utah’s premier and largest hospital, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year with a new administrator, the second one in the history of the Murray medical center.
Joe Mott was named administrator last month. Mott is a long-time Intermountain Healthcare leader who’s been serving as Intermountain’s vice president of population health, and before that as CEO of Primary Children’s Hospital.
Mott spent 20 years at Primary Children’s Hospital, where he served as chief financial officer and chief operating officer before serving as the hospital’s CEO from 2007 to 2011. While he was at Primary, Mott led efforts to strengthen the hospital’s focus on safety, continuous improvement, clinical excellence, and affordability – and helped the hospital earn national rankings in quality while also becoming among the lowest-cost children’s hospitals in the country.
He’s said he’s excited to lead Intermountain Medical Center into its second decade of operation. Intermountain Medical Center is one of America’s most technically advanced hospitals, and processes and programs have been praised by sources including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the White House, numerous medical and professional journals, and healthcare systems and providers around the world.
Four reasons why Intermountain Medical Center is one of America’s best hospitals:
  • Intermountain Medical Center is a model of how care should be delivered. They use evidence-based “best practices,” which are protocols that show how care should be delivered, to provide exactly the right care, at the right time, in the right setting. These best practice models are developed and implemented by clinical teams, then the results are tracked in Intermountain Healthcare’s world-renowned clinical information system so processes and outcomes can be continually improved. The result is that clinicians at the hospital are better able to deliver excellent clinical outcomes without the variation and waste that reduce quality and drive up costs.
  • Intermountain Medical Center participates in research that improves outcomes and leads to innovation. Nearly 500 active research studies are currently underway at Intermountain Medical Center. The resulting advances are help healthcare providers improve healthcare processes and outcomes. Many of Intermountain Medical Center’s research projects involve researchers who are working in partnership with colleagues in other leading hospitals across the country. 
  • Intermountain Medical Center has extraordinary team members who enhance everything they do. Intermountain Medical Center’s 4,400 employees serve in 449 different jobs, filling roles ranging from nurses to cooks to surgeons to computer specialists. Each member of their team works to fulfill basic commitments that are designed to create an environment to enhance healing.
  •  As part of Intermountain Healthcare, Intermountain Medical Center’s lower costs make them a role model as healthcare is reformed. Some recent economic data:
    • Intermountain Healthcare’s overall inpatient charges are 7 percent lower than charges at other Utah hospitals and our outpatient surgical charges are 34 percent lower than other Utah facilities, according to the Utah Department of Health.
    • Intermountain Healthcare’s average Medicare charges are 36 percent lower than other hospitals in the country, according to federal data.
    • A Dartmouth Institute white paper said the United States could reduce Medicare expenditures by more than 40 percent if hospitals nationwide delivered healthcare the way it’s delivered at Intermountain. The result: Utah has the lowest per-capita health costs in the nation – and Intermountain Healthcare has the lowest healthcare costs in Utah. Utah’s per capita healthcare costs are $5,031- compared to a national average of $6,815.
A numerical overview of Intermountain Medical Center:
  • 4,400: Number of employees
  • 1,635: Number of physicians
  • 280: Number of volunteers
  • 502: Number of staffed beds
  • 2,090: Average number of patients served per day
  • 13: Average number of babies born per day
  • 228: Average number of emergency patients per day
  • $172,738: Average amount of charity care given each day to people with medical needs who can’t afford to pay for their care
  • 61: Average number of charity care patients served per day
  • 1.7 million: Total square footage of Intermountain Medical Center campus
  • 1,091: Average number of meals served per day
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