12 03, 2019

Blue Cross NC, Cambia Health Solutions Announce New Strategic Affiliation

By |2019-03-12T13:45:09-07:00March 12th, 2019|Member News|0 Comments

Affiliation to bring a new, different approach to make health care simpler, better, more affordable Cambia Health Solutions (Cambia) and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC) today announced a strategic affiliation between the two not-for-profit companies. The goal of the affiliation is to improve quality, lower costs, and deliver an [...]

21 02, 2019

Health care costs rising in Utah

By |2019-02-25T16:03:51-07:00February 21st, 2019|Blog, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

The majority of Utahns, over 60 percent, purchase their health care plans through their employers. Not only is this much higher than the national average of 49 percent, but it’s also the highest rate of employer-sponsored health care plans in the country. Over the last 10 years, we’ve also seen more and more Utahns purchase [...]

10 01, 2019

Health Care is a Business Issue

By |2019-01-14T09:16:42-07:00January 10th, 2019|Blog, News & Press, Podcast, Policy|0 Comments

About 61%, or approximately 2 million Utahns, purchase health insurance through employers. This is the highest in the nation and significantly higher than the U.S. average of 49%. For this reason, it is critical that Utah’s employers play a larger role in the future of our state’s health care system and have more flexibility and [...]

1 01, 2019

President’s Message: Addressing Utah’s Growth, All-Hands-On-Deck

By |2019-01-03T19:14:47-07:00January 1st, 2019|Blog, News & Press, Policy, President's Message|0 Comments

2019 is here and for many of us the start of a new year is the perfect time to reflect on our past and look toward our future. One area the Salt Lake Chamber will focus on this upcoming year is Utah’s growth, and the impact it will have on our state, cities, neighborhoods and [...]

30 11, 2018

The votes have been tallied, now the real work begins

By |2018-11-30T16:07:32-07:00November 30th, 2018|Blog, Policy, Prosperity Project|0 Comments

More than two weeks after the polls closed, a winner was announced in the race to represent the people of Utah’s 4th Congressional District.  Democratic Salt Lake County Mayor, Ben McAdams, claimed victory over Representative Mia Love by less than 700 votes. And thus concludes what has been called one of the nastiest races Utah [...]

11 10, 2018

Intermountain Healthcare Partners with Grand Rounds to Increase Access to World-Class Healthcare

By |2018-10-16T09:35:09-07:00October 11th, 2018|Blog, Member News|0 Comments

Originally published by Grand Rounds in Cision PR Newswire on October 11, 2018 BOSTON, Oct. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Grand Rounds, the leader in matching patients with high-quality physicians, and leading health system Intermountain Healthcare, today announced a strategic agreement which will enhance Intermountain's world-class care through access to in-person visits. The announcement was made at the Digital [...]

18 10, 2017

Utah Nursing Consortium

By |2017-10-18T08:08:46-07:00October 18th, 2017|Blog, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|0 Comments

Healing Utah’s Nursing Gap It’s no secret that Utah’s population is growing, aging and become more chronically ill. Our need for nurses is particularly acute because we have the fastest-growing elderly population, the youngest population, and the lowest death rate in the country (1). In other words, we live a long time, love our [...]

26 06, 2017

Health Secretary Tom Price pitches health care reform bill in Utah visit

By |2017-07-14T09:19:33-07:00June 26th, 2017|Blog, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

Originally published by Ben Lockhart in the Deseret News on June 26, 2017. SANDY — U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price made his pitch for the health care reform bill currently pending in the Senate Monday during a stop in Utah. Price also took questions from multiple business leaders about health care [...]

2 06, 2017

38-15-1: Federal Update June 2, 2017

By |2017-06-02T07:35:09-07:00June 2nd, 2017|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

The Salt Lake Chamber policy team wanted to provide you an update on what to expect from Congress before the summer recess. The Timeline: Congress will be in session for seven weeks before we hit August recess, and only an additional 3-4 weeks in September before the current federal government funding ends on September 30. The Salt Lake [...]

8 05, 2017

Water Champion: Intermountain Healthcare

By |2019-05-06T12:07:40-07:00May 8th, 2017|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

Health care is a very water intensive business. From the boiler and chillers, the sterilizers, the patient care and the “hotel” services, water plays a large role in the care of patients. Unfortunately, health care hasn’t always been a good steward of this important resource. With that being the case, opportunities for improvement are plentiful. [...]