SALT LAKE CITY and GUNNISON, Utah, March 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Gunnison Valley Hospital, a top-rated critical access hospital in Gunnison, UT, and Health Catalyst, a leader in healthcare data warehousing, analytics, and outcomes improvement based in Salt Lake City, UT, are excited to announce their partnership to improve health outcomes for patients in the Sanpete Valley.
The pro bono arrangement reflects the values and mission of both organizations. "Part of our mission is to transform healthcare, and we feel this partnership with Gunnison Valley Hospital gives us a unique opportunity to pursue this mission," said Dan Burton, CEO of Health Catalyst. "The award-winning team at Gunnison Valley Hospital is dedicated and already delivers excellent outcomes for their patients. Using analytics and the expertise of the Health Catalyst team, we are honored to help the hospital reach new achievements in outcomes improvements."
"The communities of Central Utah deserve the best care possible," said Brenda Bartholomew, Chief Nursing Officer at Gunnison Valley Hospital. "We love that we will be able to work with our data in new ways to see exactly what level of care we currently provide and how we can work to improve that care for our community."
The relationship will start with Labor and Delivery improvement initiatives. According to the CDC, in 2015 the primary Cesarean delivery rate (births to women without a previous Cesarean) accounted for 21.8 percent of all births nationwide. Gunnison Valley Hospital is already well below this national average at 14 percent. Leveraging the partnership with Health Catalyst, the hospital has set the goal to reduce this number even more. Additionally, the hospital has a goal to decrease the composite neonatal complication rate (such as low Apgar scores, low birth weight, etc.).
More outcomes improvement work will follow as these initial goals are accomplished.
About Gunnison Valley Hospital
Gunnison Valley Hospital is a critical-access hospital that provides personalized care and cutting-edge technology, while still preserving its roots in the community. The hospital offers a variety of medical services, including acute inpatient care, surgery, ambulance and emergency medicine, respiratory therapy, laboratory, labor and delivery, physical therapy, advanced diagnostic imaging, home health and hospice care, and visiting specialists. For more information, visit www.gvhospital.org and follow us on Facebook.
About Health Catalyst
Health Catalyst is a next-generation data, analytics, and decision support company committed to being a catalyst for massive, sustained improvements in healthcare outcomes. We are the leaders in a new era of advanced predictive analytics for population health and value-based care with a suite of machine learning-driven solutions, decades of outcomes-improvement expertise, and an unparalleled ability to integrate data from across the healthcare ecosystem. Our proven data warehousing and analytics platform helps improve quality, add efficiency and lower costs in support of more than 85 million patients for organizations ranging from the largest US health system to forward-thinking physician practices. Health Catalyst's technology and professional services help to keep patients engaged and healthy in their homes and workplaces, and to optimize their care when it becomes necessary. We are grateful to be recognized by Fortune, Gallup, Glassdoor, Modern Healthcare and a host of others as a Best Place to Work in technology and healthcare. Visit www.healthcatalyst.com, and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
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