Intermountain Health Ranked #1 in the Nation by Fortune Magazine and PINC AI for 2024


Intermountain Health has been ranked the top large health system in the nation by Fortune magazine and PINC AI, as a part of their annual evaluation and rankings of the nation’s best health systems for 2024.

This is Intermountain Health’s second consecutive year on the prestigious list – and the first time the health system has been being ranked number one.

The Fortune Magazine analysis found that if all health systems in the United States performed like Intermountain Health and leading systems on the list, it would result in 220,000 fewer patient deaths and 196,000 fewer patients experiencing complications during their hospital stays.

“I’m beyond proud of our entire team of caregivers who have put in the work to make this possible,” said Rob Allen, president and CEO or Intermountain Health. “This ranking is a tribute to their expertise and dedication to helping people live the healthiest lives possible.”

Intermountain continues to be a national leader in healthcare thanks to its outstanding clinical outcomes, cutting-edge medical research to enhance patient care, telehealth capabilities to enhance access, and focus on preventive care and overall wellness. Headquartered in Utah with locations in six states and additional operations across the western U.S., Intermountain Health is a nonprofit system of 33 hospitals, 385 clinics, medical groups with some 4,600 employed physicians and advanced care providers, a health plans division called Select Health with more than one million members, and other health services. Helping people live the healthiest lives possible, Intermountain is committed to improving community health and is widely recognized as a leader in transforming healthcare by using evidence-based best practices to consistently deliver high-quality outcomes at sustainable costs.

One area of focus for Intermountain has been expansion of its telehealth programs to enhance access to patients across multiple states, especially those in rural communities.

The Intermountain Tele-oncology program, for example, gives people access to the best cancer care without having to travel far from their local communities. This is especially vital in rural areas where patients may have to drive hours for care and makes treatment more costly and stressful.

Intermountain is also using telehealth services to improve access to emergency specialty care for conditions including stroke and pediatrics. This is helping community hospitals and patients access expert diagnosis as quickly as possible while maintaining positive outcomes for patients.

Intermountain’s efforts have also brought a streamlined approach to ensure patients have access to the best medical care possible. By adopting best practices at all their hospitals and clinics it’s helping standardize high level of care in all the communities they serve.

The Fortune/PINC AI ranking is based off publicly available health data from 355 health systems across the country. The study looked at eight performance indicators including clinical outcomes, inpatient mortality, average length of hospital stays, and overall patient experience.

The annual report aims to help guide health system’s performance initiatives and identify areas to improve by highlighting areas of success from top performers.

To see the full list of Fortune PINC AI 15 Top Health Systems, click here.