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Intermountain Delta Community Hospital Once Again Named to “Top Critical Access Hospitals to Know” List

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, USA, May 13, 2019 / -- For the third year in a row, Becker’s Hospital Review, a national healthcare publication, has named Intermountain Delta Community Hospital as one its “67 Critical Access Hospitals to Know.”

Critical access hospitals have 25 inpatient beds or fewer, and are located at least 35 miles from the nearest hospital. There are more than 1,300 critical care hospitals around the country, and they serve a vital role in bringing healthcare access to remote areas.

Becker’s cited Delta Community Hospital’s growing focus on community health and staff as a reason for the recognition.

“The 18-bed hospital has served the Delta community for more than 30 years, growing to include four family practice physicians and a team of 74 caregivers. Delta Community Hospital supports several community programs, including free screenings and initiatives to encourage health and fitness among individuals and families,” said the publication.

Delta Community Hospital Administrator Lenny Lyons applauds the work of caregivers for their continued success in helping the hospital receive this honor year after year.

“Achieving this recognition for the third year in a row is extremely validating,” said Lyons. “It speaks to not only the quality of caregivers we have at Delta Community Hospital, but to the consistency in their daily commitment to providing the best healthcare possible to our community members.”

Delta Community Hospital is embodying Intermountain’s mission to help people live the healthiest lives possible. By offering health screenings and other preventative treatment for obesity and diabetes, caregivers are helping people avoid future health problems.

Lyons also credits Intermountain’s focus on TeleHealth to help ensure patients in Delta and other rural areas of the state have access to the best specialists in medicine. Patients can stay closer to home while undergoing treatment, which Lyons said helps the healing process while avoiding unnecessary travel for appointments.

“As one of several Critical Access Hospitals in the state, we are proud to be able to provide essential services to the rural communities we serve – care that they wouldn’t have otherwise,” said Lyons.

Becker’s bases this annual ranking from other national awards of respected organizations, as well as Medicare star ratings, and the hospital’s community impact and reputation for innovation.

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