Annual list recognizes excellence in clinical outcomes, operational efficiency, patient experience and financial health

Brigham City, Utah – Brigham City Community Hospital has been named to the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list, making it the sixth time they have been recognized in the “Small Community Hospital” category. The annual list was unveiled on

IBM Watson Health has identified the top hospitals from a rigorous evaluation of 3,134 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals in the U.S. The annual list recognizes excellence in clinical outcomes, operational efficiency, patient experience and financial health. IBM Watson Health established the list to help identify best practices that may help other healthcare organizations achieve consistent, balanced, and sustainable high performance.

“This recognition is a reinforcement of the tremendous value that our colleagues and physician partners have for the care they provide each day,” said Richard Spuhler, CEO of Brigham City Community Hospital. “We’re proud to be able to continue to have the confidence of our community as we focus on providing them with excellent care.”

This recognition demonstrates Brigham City Community Hospital’s ongoing commitment to prioritize patient-centered care, particularly during this very disruptive and challenging time. According to IBM Watson Health, as compared to similar hospitals, the hospitals included on the Fortune/IBM Watson Health100 Top Hospitals list had better results on key clinical and operational performance indicators. These include survival rates, patient complications, healthcare associated infections, 30-day mortality and 30-day hospital wide readmission rates, length of stay, throughput in emergency rooms, inpatient expenses, profitability, and ratings from patients.

Brigham City Community Hospital is one of five MountainStar hospitals to be recognized this year. Also included on this year’s list were Lone Peak (Draper), St. Mark’s (Millcreek) and Timpanogos Regional (Orem) Hospitals.

“Above all else, MountainStar Healthcare is committed to the care and improvement of human life. That’s our true north, and this recognition again reaffirms that our colleagues and medical staff as a system are focused on the right things,” said MountainStar Healthcare President Greg R. Angle. “Any time we receive third-party validation on how well we perform as compared to our peers, it’s gratifying. There’s an added layer of pride and sense of achievement when we receive this kind of validation on such a broad, national scale.”

“Hospitals, health systems and the dedicated clinicians and staff who work at these organizations have emerged as true heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic and we are grateful to be able to recognize these extraordinary leaders at this time,” said Kyu Rhee, M.D., M.P.P., Vice President and Chief Health Officer, IBM Watson Health. “From small community hospitals to major teaching hospitals, organizations on this list demonstrate a relentless commitment to high value, patient-centered care and innovation. It is clear that the COVID-19 crisis will be a catalyst for reinvention, and we believe these top performing hospitals are positioned to emerge stronger and smarter out of this crisis.”

For more information, visit IBM Watson's 100 Top Hospital's website.

About Brigham City Community Hospital

Brigham City Community Hospital is a 40-bed hospital servicing Box Elder County and the surrounding communities. Recently, they received The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. As a Level IV Trauma Center, it is among a small number of rural hospitals nationwide to staff board-certified physicians at its emergency department. They have achieved a 5-star rating from Healthgrades for sepsis treatment. It is one of eight MountainStar hospitals accredited as a Chest Pain Center by the American College of Cardiology. Visit: Brigham City Community Hospital

About MountainStar Healthcare

MountainStar Healthcare is the Mountain Division of HCA Healthcare. MountainStar consists of eight Utah hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and numerous physician clinics across the Wasatch Front. The eight HCA, MountainStar Healthcare Hospitals include: St. Mark’s Hospital, Ogden Regional Medical Center, Timpanogos Regional Hospital, Lakeview Hospital, Mountain View Hospital, Lone Peak Hospital, Brigham City Community Hospital and Cache Valley Hospital. Connect with MountainStar Healthcare on social media.

About HCA Healthcare

Nashville-based HCA Healthcare is one of the nation's leading providers of healthcare services, comprising 185 hospitals and approximately 2,000 sites of care, including surgery centers, freestanding ERs, urgent care centers, and physician clinics, in 21 states and the United Kingdom. With its founding in 1968, HCA Healthcare created a new model for hospital care in the United States, using combined resources to strengthen hospitals, deliver patient-focused care and improve the practice of medicine. HCA Healthcare has conducted a number of clinical studies, including one that demonstrated that full-term delivery is healthier than early elective delivery of babies and another that identified a clinical protocol that can reduce bloodstream infections in ICU patients by 44 percent. HCA Healthcare is a learning health system that uses its more than 35 million annual patient encounters to advance science, improve patient care and save lives. Connect with HCA Healthcare on social media.

About the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals® List

The Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list is determined using independent and objective research to analyze hospital performance. Organizations do not apply or pay for this honor or pay to promote their award. Award-winning hospitals and health systems serve as a model of excellence for the industry.

About IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals® Program

The IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals Program’s annual studies include the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list, IBM Watson Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals and IBM Watson Health 15 Top Health Systems. Organizations do not apply or pay for this honor or pay to promote their award. Award-winning hospitals and health systems serve as a model of excellence for the industry. Visit IBM Watson's 100 Top Hospital's website for more information.

About IBM Watson Health

IBM Watson Health is a data, analytics, and technology partner for the health industry. Supported by the innovation of IBM and intelligence of Watson, we are committed to helping build smarter health ecosystems. Through the combination of our deep industry expertise in health, data and analytics, actionable insights, and reputation for security and trust, Watson Health is working together with its clients and partners to help them achieve simpler processes, better care insights, faster breakthroughs, and improved experiences for people around the world. Learn more at IBM Watson Health.