Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County Teams Up with Utah Health Network

In 2012, Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County (MHSC) teamed up with Utah Health and Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah. These affiliations increase our patients’ access to specialty care including cancer, stroke and burn care to residents in Rock Springs and the surrounding communities.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Utah Health Network?

Utah Health Network is made up of a team of health care systems that are dedicated to improving health care access and delivery to rural communities throughout the Mountain West. By joining Utah Health’s network, health care systems in rural communities have better access to specialty care, expertise and resources from a top-ranking medical center.

How does it benefit patients?

As part of Utah Health Network, our physicians can consult specialists at a top-ranked medical center about conditions, treatments or referring patients to specialty care. Our relationship also gives patients access to expertise and knowledge, and helps our patients avoid traveling long distances to receive high-quality care. Our combined efforts will focus on improving community health, controlling costs and relying on evidence-based medicine to improve quality.

What tools does Utah Health Network use to communicate with providers and patients?

Utah Health Network uses standard methods of communication including phone, email and TeleHealth services. In certain health care organizations, we rely on TeleHealth, the use of videoconferencing technology, to deliver care.

Are patient records safe?

Yes. Protecting our patients’ privacy is our top priority at all times. Any patient information shared with Utah Health is done through a secure and encrypted connection.

How will this affect Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County?

While MHSC will maintain our independence, this agreement provides a platform to improve collaboration with Utah Health and enhances our efforts to improve care.   Our affiliation with Utah Health support our goals to meet the needs of our community by providing care that is:  
  • accessible,
  • high-quality,
  • coordinated,
  • and cost-effective.  
We share resources with Utah Health to improve operational practices, evidence-based care, access to specialty care, and much more.

Does this affiliation affect who owns Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County?

This affiliation does not change Sweetwater County’s ownership, local control or governance. It also doesn’t restrict our patients’ ability to choose their providers.

About Utah Health

As an academic medical center, Utah Health believes it has an obligation to share its resources, clinical expertise, research and educational capabilities with health care providers and systems throughout the Mountain West.   By affiliating with other quality-driven organizations, Utah Health is committed to a collaborative approach of improving patient care. Utah Health is committed to assisting us support the health of our community while providing seamless access to services offered by Utah Health.   Learn more about Utah Health Network.