Sanpete Valley Hospital CEO receives prestigious award

Aaron Wood (center), Chief Executive Officer (CEO), of Sanpete Valley Hospital was recently presented with the prestigious Rural Hospital CEO of the Year Award. Wood was recognized for his implementation to stabilize and improve operations and financial performance at the hospital. Pictured are (left to right): Greg Rosenvall, Utah Association Rural Hospital Improvement Director; Aaron Wood and Matt McCollugh, Rural Hospital Improvement Director. 

MT. PLEASANT — Aaron Wood, Sanpete Valley Hospital, was recently awarded the Rural Hospital Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Year award. Eight years ago, the State Office of Primary Care and Rural Health, began holding the Rural Hospital Administrators Summit.

The CEO of the Year Award nominees come from the Utah Hospital Association and other partners, including Primary Care and Rural Health staff, who manage the FLEX grant program for Critical Access Hospitals.

This award is presented to an individual who has shown excellence in implementation of innovative health care delivery models and programs. This year the award was presented to Aaron Wood, CEO of Intermountain Sanpete Valley Hospital who is being recognized for stabilized and improved operations and financial performance at Sanpete Valley Hospital through effective leadership.

Rural Hospital Improvement Director Greg Rosenvall stated, “Some examples of Aaron Wood’s effective leadership include: physician recruitment (e.g. general surgeon), innovative patient care models (e.g. use of Physician Assistant’s for Emergency Department coverage and hospitalist for inpatient coverage), quality of care metrics (e.g. HCAHPS) by prioritizing and fostering a team approach, and one of the highest, if not the highest scores for employee satisfaction with Intermountain Healthcare.”

About Sanpete Valley Hospital

Sanpete Valley Hospital is dedicated to providing high-quality healthcare for Sanpete County including general surgery, imaging, respiratory, sleep studies, lab services, and OBGYN, as well as technology-driven telehealth services, to help patients stay close to home for their care. A Nationally recognized Level Four Trauma-Designated, Critical Access Hospital. Sanpete Valley Hospital is part of Intermountain Healthcare – a Utah-based not-for-profit healthcare system. For more information, visit www.SanpeteHospital.org.

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