Moab Regional Hospital, Moab, Utah
Moab Regional Hospital (MRH), located in Moab, Utah, was recognized for turning their financial crisis in 2011 to financial success in 2013. A number of factors contributed to the success of MRH’s turnaround, one of which was the opportunity to re-participate in the Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) program to help off-set the high rate of uncompensated care provided. The Utah Flex Program allocated funds to assist MRH in completing a community health needs assessment (CHNA), allowing MRH to better address the community’s health needs.
- Implemented strategic financial, operational and revenue cycle assessments
- Created a hospital turnaround plan with Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
- Collaborated with the city of Moab, Grand County Council and the Healthcare Special Service District to raise nearly $900,000 as seed money for MRH’s DSH payment
Moab Regional Hospital was one of two hospitals recognized for financial turnaround. Robb Austin, Chief Executive Officer, said, “It was a complete team effort at Moab Regional Hospital to make this financial turnaround a reality. […] Our staff worked harder and became more efficient, and that is the main reason for the dramatic improvements realized by the Moab Regional Hospital.”