Alta View Hospital

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Alta View Hospital
Intermountain Healthcare
Location Sandy, Utah
Coordinates 40°34′40″N 111°51′14″W / 40.57778°N 111.85389°W / 40.57778; -111.85389Coordinates: 40°34′40″N 111°51′14″W / 40.57778°N 111.85389°W / 40.57778; -111.85389

Alta View Hospital is located in Sandy, Utah, United States, and is an Intermountain Healthcare member hospital.

Hospital services include a 24-suite women's center that features single-room birthing and facilitates over 1,800 births per year, a 46-bed medical/surgical unit, a 4-bed intensive care unit. Surgical services include a 7-suite surgical center for inpatient, outpatient and endoscopic procedures. Alta View Hospital has a 24-room emergency department.

Hostage incident[edit]

The Alta View Hospital hostage incident began the night of September 20, 1991 when Richard Worthington, armed with a shotgun, a handgun and sticks of dynamite arrived at Alta View Hospital in an attempt to kill Dr. Glade Curtis who had performed a tubal ligation on his wife. Worthington held the hostages for eighteen hours. He was talked into surrendering and releasing the remaining hostages by Sergeant Don Bell and Detective Jill Candland of the Salt Lake City police department. A nurse was killed by Worthington in the incident.[citation needed]

Hospital rating data[edit]

The HealthGrades website contains the latest quality data for Alta View Hospital, as of 2015. For this rating section three different types of data from HealthGrades are presented: quality ratings for sixteen inpatient conditions and procedures, twelve patient safety indicators, percentage of patients giving the hospital a 9 or 10 (the two highest possible ratings).

For inpatient conditions and procedures, there are three possible ratings: worse than expected, as expected, better than expected. For Alta View Hospital the data for this category is:

  • Worse than expected - 0
  • As expected - 14
  • Better than expected - 2

For patient safety indicators, there are the same three possible ratings. For this hospital four indicators were rated as:

  • Worse than expected - 0
  • As expected - 12
  • Better than expected - 0

Data for patients giving this hospital a 9 or 10 are:

  • Patients rating this hospital as a 9 or 10 - 75%
  • Patients rating hospitals as a 9 or 10 nationally - 69%[1]