Garfield Memorial Hospital

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Garfield Memorial Hospital
Intermountain Healthcare
Location Panguitch, Utah, United States
Coordinates 37°49′35″N 112°25′36″W / 37.82639°N 112.42667°W / 37.82639; -112.42667Coordinates: 37°49′35″N 112°25′36″W / 37.82639°N 112.42667°W / 37.82639; -112.42667
Care system Private
Beds 41
Website Official website
Lists Hospitals in Utah

Garfield Memorial Hospital is a small hospital with 41 beds and two trauma rooms, located in Panguitch, Utah, United States.[1] In 2008, the Department of Health and Human Services HCAHPS survey named Garfield the highest-rated hospital in the United States in terms of patient satisfaction.[2] Although owned by Garfield County, it is part of the Intermountain Healthcare system (a nonprofit health care system serving the Intermountain West) and is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.[3]


The Garfield Memorial Hospital was built by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) starting in 1975 with a combination of fundraisers, direct donations, private donations, and government grants. However, before it was completed in 1976, the LDS Church divested itself of its hospitals and turned over operations to a newly formed nonprofit organization. This new organization, Intermountain Healthcare (but then known as Intermountain Health Care [IHC]), assumed the operations of fifteen hospitals in Utah, Southeastern Idaho, and Southwestern Wyoming, including the Garfield Memorial Hospital.[4] However, even though the hospital was operated by IHC, it was actually owned by Garfield County for its first decade. Notwithstanding, IHC obtained ownership for the second decade of operation before it reverted to Garfield County in the year 2000. Despite the changes in ownership, it has been continually operated by Intermountain Healthcare. In 1996 an additional wing was added to the hospital.[3]

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  1. ^ Johnson, Kirk (14 Oct 2009). "Panguitch Journal: A Rare Case of Homegrown Medicine". New York Times. p. A16. Retrieved 2 Mar 2010. 
  2. ^ DerGurahian, Jean (7 Apr 2008). "Quality experts say HCAHPS data preliminary". Modern Healthcare. Retrieved 2 Mar 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Intermountain Garfield Memorial Hospital". Intermountain Healthcare. Archived from the original on 2014-10-17. Retrieved 28 Oct 2014.  |section= ignored (help)
  4. ^ Jones, William N. (1992), "Hospitals", in Ludlow, Daniel H, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, New York: Macmillan Publishing, pp. 659–661, ISBN 0-02-879602-0, OCLC 24502140