Gunnison valley Hospital announces new partner

Gunnison valley Hospital announces new partner


Robert Stevens

Managing editor




                GUNNISON—Gunnison Valley Hospital (GVH) and Health Catalyst, a healthcare data analytics company based in Salt Lake City, have announced a partnership to improve health outcomes for hospital patients.

                According to management from both organizations, 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 shows our commitment to that pledge,” 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 GVH staff is well receiving the partnership, thanks to the enhanced level of care patients will be able to receive.

                “The communities of Central Utah deserve the best care possible,” said Brenda Bartholomew, chief nursing officer at GVH. “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 Center for Disease Control, in 2015 the primary Cesarean delivery rate (births to women without a previous Cesarean) accounted for 21.8 percent of all births nationwide. According to GVH statistics, the 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 birth weight, and other issues).

                The GVH has more outcomes improvement work planned as the hospital staff accomplishes the initial goals.