Celebrating Legacy Inspired Patient Care
The HCA Mountain Division was established in January 2006 to leverage expertise across eight hospitals for the benefit of the patients they served. Initial goals included centralizing operations and management for six hospitals in Utah and two hospitals in Idaho.
Although our healthcare system was new to Utah at the time, two of its hospitals were among the oldest in the state. Its flagship facility, St. Mark’s Hospital was the first in the state when it was established in 1872. It continued to take the lead in improving care for Utahns, in part by establishing the first ambulance service, the first nursing school, and the first and fourth satellite emergency departments in the state.
St. Mark’s brought a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Division ten years ago and continues to do so today. In collaboration with affiliated physicians, it has pioneered many innovative procedures over the years. For example, anterior approach to hip replacement, minimally invasive aortic valve replacement (TAVR), hybrid ablation for atrial fibrillation, and single-incision “belly-button” hysterectomies.
Originally called St. Benedict’s Hospital when it was founded in the 1946, Ogden Regional Medical Center has served its community well. While working with medical teams to ensure the delivery of compassionate, high-quality care at the hospital, the Sisters of St. Benedict also established a foundation that supports men, women and children in need throughout Ogden and in surrounding neighborhoods.
In addition to St. Mark’s Hospital and Ogden Regional Medical Center, four more hospitals delivered outstanding care to patients and families all along Utah’s Wasatch Front in 2006. From north to south, the HCA Mountain Division included Brigham City Community Hospital, Lakeview Hospital in Bountiful, Timpanogos Regional Hospital in Orem, and Mountain View Hospital in Payson.
Idaho hospitals brought the Division total to eight. At Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls and West Valley Medical Center in Caldwell, caregivers share the Division’s commitment to taking great care of patients and their loved ones.
Two years later, Alaska Regional Hospital joined the Mountain Division. It is the first certified primary stroke center in Alaska.
We opened Lone Peak Hospital five years later to meet growing community needs for healthcare services in Draper, Utah. That hospital emphasized maternity care and outpatient and inpatient surgeries.
Cache Valley Hospital became part of our Division in 2014 to better serve Utah’s northernmost communities. That addition brought our total to the current number of 11 hospitals.