In addition to the selection of Intermountain Health Care, two other applicants were chosen for special recognition of their demonstrated success in developing integrated systems for delivery of quality healthcare.
They are St. Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, Mo., and Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus.
The National Committee for Quality Health Care, a coalition of hospitals, hospital systems, healthcare organizations, pharmaceutical companies and suppliers, also awarded certificates of honorable mention for programs targeted to special populations.
Recipients were Independence Blue Cross of Philadelphia for its Baby BluePrints perinatal case management program and Touchette Regional Hospital, Centreville, Ill., for its outreach program designed to meet the needs of a predominantly low-income community.
The award competition attracted 19 applicants, said Joan Simmons, executive director of the NCQHC.