Source: CVDaily Feed

Salt Lake City, UT – MountainStar Healthcare has entered into a definitive agreement with Cache Valley Hospital to acquire its 22-bed facility in North Logan, Utah. With this addition, the MountainStar Healthcare network provides access to high-quality, cost-effective patient care throughout Utah in communities from Cache County to Utah County.

“At MountainStar Healthcare and Cache Valley Hospital, we share the same commitment to ensuring the best experience possible any time people who live and work in this area require hospital services,” says Greg Angle, president, MountainStar Healthcare. “I’m excited about our combined ability to better deliver healthcare in this thriving community. We will work together to enhance the quality of care and expand patient services as unmet needs in the Cache County area become apparent in the future.”

Cache Valley Hospital is expected to start operating as a part of the MountainStar network by the end of this year. This community hospital currently offers a variety of medical services including surgery supported by inpatient care as well as on-site imaging and laboratory departments. It is a certified Level IV Trauma Center and its 24/7 emergency department is a verified stroke receiving facility. Primary patient services also include orthopedic care, physical therapy, advanced wound care and more.

“Our new partnership with MountainStar Healthcare aligns our community with a strong regional network of hospitals and outpatient facilities throughout Utah,” says John Worley, CEO of Cache Valley Hospital. “We look forward to introducing new, lower-cost insurance options and additional services that will enable us to continue offering the best healthcare available to Cache Valley residents for many years to come.”

Serving Northern Logan and surrounding communities since 2000, Cache Valley Hospital provided nationally and state-recognized care to 23,204 patients in 2013. More than 3,035 patients were treated in its emergency department last year and 3,720 underwent surgery close to home at this local hospital.

At Cache Valley Hospital, physician partnership and a knowledgeable, experienced medical staff have been critical factors to the hospital’s success over the years. Their ongoing engagement in daily operations is of key importance, as is a strong emphasis on recruiting and retaining employees who are equally committed to making patients and their families the highest priority.

Worley further notes, “Since opening our doors, our physician owners and medical staff members have been committed to serving Cache Valley and its surrounding communities. We are excited to take the next step in our ongoing, strategic efforts to deliver outstanding care to patients and their families while contributing to the community as an exemplary employer that greatly values its staff.”

MountainStar is committed to increasing access to quality healthcare where it’s needed and in a variety of settings and locations throughout Utah. Cache Valley Hospital will join seven other Utah hospitals and a growing number of outpatient facilities including physician clinics, imaging centers and surgery centers that operate as a part of the MountainStar Healthcare network.

About Cache Valley Hospital

Since it was established in 2000, Cache Valley Hospital has delivered high quality, cost-effective care to people who live and work in Cache, Box Elder and Rich counties as well as southern Idaho and western Wyoming communities. The medical staff’s patient-centered approach to delivering evidence-based care and utilizing advanced medical technology has ensured exceptional patient experiences and clinical outcomes. In 2013, this community hospital achieved the HealthInsight Quality Award as well as five-star rankings from Healthgrades for its statistically significantly better patient outcomes related to spinal fusions and total knee replacements.

About MountainStar Healthcare

In addition to Cache Valley Hospital, the MountainStar Healthcare network includes St. Mark’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, Lakeview Hospital in Bountiful, Timpanogos Regional Hospital in Orem, Mountain View Hospital in Payson, Ogden Regional Medical Center and Brigham City Community Hospital in Utah. Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, West Valley Medical Center in Caldwell, Idaho and Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage are also part of MountainStar Healthcare as well as a growing number of outpatient physician, surgical and imaging centers.

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