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Affiliation with the Univeristy of Utah

Evanston Regional Hospital and University of Utah Health Team Up to Improve Access to Medical Specialties in Southwest Wyoming

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to travel to University of Utah Health in Salt Lake City to receive care?

Evanston Regional Hospital and U of U Health will do everything possible to keep Evanston Regional patients in Evanston. In rare cases, patients may need to travel to U of U Health to receive a higher level of care that is not currently available at Evanston Regional Hospital. Patients will continue to be able to choose their health care providers.

What is the University of Utah Health Affiliate Network?

U of U Health’s Affiliate Network is made up of a team of health care systems that are dedicated to improving health care access and delivery to rural communities throughout the Mountain West.

By joining U of U Health’s Affiliate Network, health care systems in rural communities have better access to specialty care, expertise, and resources from a top-ranking medical center.How does it benefit patients?

As part of U of U Health’s Affiliate Network, our physicians can consult specialists at a top-ranked medical center about conditions, treatments, or referring patients to specialty care.

Our relationship also gives patients access to expertise and knowledge, and helps our patients avoid traveling long distances to receive high-quality care.

Our combined efforts will focus on improving community health, controlling costs, and relying on evidence-based medicine to improve quality.What tools does U of U Health Network use to communicate with providers and patients?

U of U Health Network uses standard methods of communication including phone, email, and telehealth services. In certain health care organizations, we rely on telehealth, the use of videoconferencing technology, to deliver care.

How will this affect Evanston Regional Hospital?

While Evanston Regional will maintain our independence, this agreement provides a platform to improve collaboration with U of U Health and enhances our efforts to improve care.

Our affiliation with U of U Health support our goals to meet the needs of our community by providing care that is:

  • Accessible
  • High-quality
  • Coordinated
  • Cost-effective

We share resources with U of U Health to improve operational practices, evidence-based care, access to specialty care, and much more.

Does this affiliation affect who owns Evanston Regional Hospital?

This affiliation does not change Evanston Regional’s ownership, local control, or governance. It also doesn’t restrict our patients’ ability to choose their providers.

About U of U Health

U of U Health has been ranked in the nation’s top ten medical centers for eight years in a row, and the #1 ranking academic medical center in quality in the nation in 2016.

U of U Health believes it has an obligation to share its resources, clinical expertise, research and educational capabilities with health care providers and systems throughout the Mountain West.

By affiliating with other quality-driven organizations, U of U Health is committed to a collaborative approach of improving patient care. U of U Health is committed to assisting us support the health of our community while providing seamless access to services offered by U of U Health.

Learn more about U of U Health’s Affiliate Network.