July 6, 2019 by Debra Widmer, Dir Quality
St. Mark's is committed to preventing infections, including catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs).
July 5, 2019 by Sean Patterson, COO
St. Mark's is doing well in terms of growth and volume. With an increase in volume comes capital funding support to grow and renovate the facility...
July 5, 2019 by Nicki Roderman, DNP, RN, CCRN-K, CNRN
According to the CMS Hospital Compare website, St. Mark's hospital lags behind the University of Utah and Intermountain Health Care for patient...
February 6, 2019
Q&A with Dr. Kris Mitchell, Director of Trauma Services.
February 6, 2019
On January 9, 2019, St. Mark’s Hospital received Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Advanced Certification in Diabetes Care.
February 6, 2019
Welcome to the second edition of the Quarterly Physician e-Newsletter.
February 6, 2019
The 2019 Survey is scheduled for March and will run the entire month.
November 1, 2018
Dr. Vamsee Yaganti, interventional cardiologist at St. Mark’s Hospital, has earned board-certification in cardiology, internal medicine, interventional...
October 30, 2018
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons awarded heart specialists at St. Mark’s Hospital a distinguished three-star rating for the third time in a row...
October 22, 2018 by Robin Phillips, MSN, RN, BC, BC-NE
As Associate CNO, I have the privilege of leading and working in partnership with St. Mark’s Hospitals 437 nurses.

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October 22, 2018 by Debra Widmer, BSRC, HACP
The Quality team’s key focus continues to be sustaining the improvements that we have achieved through vigorous deployment of our Joint Commission...

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October 22, 2018 by John Noseworthy, James Madara, Delos Cosgrove, Mitchell Edgeworth, Ed Ellison, Sarah Krevans, Paul Rothman, Kevin Sowers, Steven Strongwater, David Torchiana, and Dean Harrison
Recently, I came across an article discussing the increasing prevalence of physician burnout in the U.S.

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October 22, 2018 by Ralph Costanzo, MD
As we close 2018 and look towards 2019, let’s look at a few important initiatives coming up.

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October 22, 2018 by Ralph Costanzo, MD
Welcome to the latest edition of the St. Mark’s Medical Staff Newsletter! I, Ralph Costanzo, as your Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and colleague...

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July 1, 2017
The safety of our patients requires that every healthcare worker is functioning at the top of his or her game.
July 1, 2017
Clinically appropriate documentation prior to a procedure is a patient safety issue.
July 1, 2017
Lack of house-wide preparedness for the occurrence of malignant hyperthermia is a patient safety issue.
July 1, 2017
This month, Sandra Osmond RN, chief nursing officer, convened a new Patient & Family Advisory Board for the purpose of helping us develop processes...
July 1, 2017
The Hospital policy for individuals who seek to observe clinical care is being updated.
July 1, 2017
Dr. James Carlisle, Dr. David Strain, and Dr. Peter Hathaway are implementing automatic pre-intervention consultation for requests to schedule...
July 1, 2017
The hospital strategic plan has been refreshed and was presented at 15 State of the Hospital meetings in April.
July 1, 2017
St. Mark’s Hospital market share compared with the overall Utah market share 2015 to 2016.
July 1, 2017
Physician leadership is a key to patient safety, clinical excellence, and exceptional patient outcomes.
July 1, 2017
The chairs of our medical staff departments are key to patient safety and clinical outcomes.
May 11, 2017
On April 10, 2017, Eddie Decker RN MHA was appointed as St. Mark’s Hospital’s new Patient Safety Director as part of HCA’s Clinical Safety Improvement...
May 11, 2017
Hypercapnia during sedation is a patient safety issue.
May 11, 2017
Unless the practitioner orders otherwise, staff (nursing & respiratory care) will follow a new oxygen weaning protocol during hospitalization...
May 11, 2017
The safety of our patients depends, in part, on our ability to identify staphylococcus aureus colonization and address it prior to surgery.
May 11, 2017
Hospital-acquired infections are an issue of patient safety. Effective hand hygiene is a key component in prevention.
May 11, 2017
Central line blood stream infections (CLABSI) jeopardize patient safety.
May 11, 2017
Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) jeopardize patient safety.
May 11, 2017
Clostridia difficile enteritis is a major preventable cause of hospital-acquired morbidity and mortality.
May 11, 2017
Tips for our Medical Staff to prevent infection.
May 11, 2017
Antibiotic resistance is a patient safety issue.
May 11, 2017
Early rapid detection of specific infections aids in minimizing unnecessary antibiotic use.
May 11, 2017
Leadership changes and approvals from the Medical Executive Committee.
May 11, 2017
A new vascular access team is being trained that will ultimately provide PICC line and mid-line placement services.
May 11, 2017
Highlights from our Physician Engagement Survey.
May 11, 2017
Please review your operating room practices to assure that we are all consistently adhering to the following requirements.
May 11, 2017
The VTE reduction team is collaborating with the Hip & Knee Replacement Program team to target reduction in venous thromboembolism in patients...
May 11, 2017
Read about out new Medical Staff & Advanced Practice Professionals appointments.
May 11, 2017
Read about our retirements and resignations since January 1, 2017.
February 12, 2017
As of January 1, 2017, the DEA will only mail out one renewal notification letter, approximately 65 days prior to the expiration date.
February 12, 2017
The St. Mark's Hospital picture archiving system, PACS, for radiology images is scheduled to be down on February 16.
February 12, 2017
On February 15-16, the hospital will conduct a "mock" site evaluation in preparation of becoming a Level II Trauma Program.
February 12, 2017
The new thromboelastogram (TEG) device has been implemented in the blood bank.
February 12, 2017
On Monday, December 12, the first cases of Transcatheter Mitral Value Repair using the MitraClip® technology were performed at St. Mark's...
February 12, 2017
In response to your requests, the following enhancements have been implemented in Epic.
February 12, 2017
In the interest of improving the care of our patients, we encourage discharging practitioners to electronically transmit all prescriptions to...
February 12, 2017
Notes from the Medical Executive Committee.
February 12, 2017
St. Mark's Physician Engagement Survey was conducted from March to July of 2016.
February 12, 2017
he 2016 Physician Engagement Survey identified "Initiatives to Improve Patient Care Relative to Safety Issues" as the aspect which most influences...
February 12, 2017
Please save the date for the upcoming 2017 General Medical Staff Meetings.
February 12, 2017
Read about our new Medical Staff appointments since December 1, 2016.
February 12, 2017
Read about our retirements and resignations since December 1, 2016.
November 1, 2016
Progress continues toward our goal of verification as a Level II Trauma Center under the medical direction of Dr. Kristopher Mitchell, trauma...
November 1, 2016
Thank you for your patience during the recent remodeling of our emergency room. The remodel was focused on preparing to better meet the needs...