SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (April 2, 2012) – Promise Healthcare, a leading national long-term acute care (LTAC) hospital company, has promoted Linda Hook to Vice President of its new Mountain Region. In a dual role, she will continue to serve in her current position as Chief Executive Officer of its Promise Hospital of Salt Lake facility that serves patients who live along the Wasatch Front and work throughout the state of Utah, and nearby communities in the neighboring states of Nevada, Wyoming and Idaho.
The announcement was made by Promise Healthcare Senior Vice President, Hospital Operations Brian Dunn, who reported that Hook will be responsible for providing regional oversight for Promise’s Salt Lake and Phoenix markets that include Promise Hospital of Salt Lake and Promise Hospital of Phoenix. The Salt Lake facility is a 41-bed (including 12 High Observation rooms) hospital in a hospital (HIH) located in LDS Hospital at 8 th Avenue, C Street. The Phoenix facility is a 30,000-square-foot, two-floor, 37-room, 48-bed hospital in a hospital (HIH) located in Downtown Mesa, on the north side of the Arizona Regional Medical Center Campus (ARMC).
Hook, has served in leadership positions with Promise Healthcare for more than eight years at several Promise facilities. While serving in her current position as Chief Executive Officer of Promise Hospital of Salt Lake since 2009, she has been instrumental in the operational and clinical success of that hospital.
“Linda is an impressive healthcare leader and we recognize her talents and the successful impact she has had on our hospitals in Salt Lake and Phoenix,” noted Dunn. “This is a well-deserved promotion, as Linda not only understands the importance of running fiscally sound and clinically compliant hospitals, she champions our company’s core principles: quality, compassionate patient care, avid support to physicians and patients’ families, and spirited collaboration with area healthcare providers and referral sources.”
Promise hospitals specialize in high acuity long-term hospital care for patients suffering from the most complex of medical conditions. The hospitals’ distinctive LTAC environment provides acute medical care and aggressive therapy services for patients with unresolved, acute, or catastrophic illnesses, as well as multi-organ disease processes who require an average length of stay of 25 days or more. Promise specializes in acute respiratory/pulmonary care (including ventilator management and weaning), infectious disease management (including long-term IV antibiotics), advanced wound management, complex medical management, and treatment for multi-organ failure and post-surgical complications. “Quality” scores at Promise hospitals in Phoenix and Salt Lake consistently outperform national averages, especially for their successful ventilator-weaning program.
The facilities feature private rooms and semi-private rooms, many with telemetry beds; med/surg beds; Intensive Care Units (ICU) and/or High Observation Units (HOU), and isolation rooms. On-site there are wound care suites, rehab/physical therapy gyms, pharmacies, physician conference and break rooms, and administrative offices. Patients receive dialysis on-site in suites (Phoenix) or done bedside (Salt Lake City). At Promise’s Phoenix hospital, rehab/physical therapy areas include an activity room equipped with full kitchen set up, washer and dryer, and other appliances specifically designed for therapists to help patients enhance their independence level by training them on cooking, personal hygiene, grooming, and other activities of daily living. All nursing staff members at both facilities are ACLS certified using a primary RN nursing model for all patients and adherence to strict compliance of benchmark patient safety measures.
For more information, admissions, and physician referrals and affiliation for Promise Hospital of Salt Lake, contact Kenny Peterson, Promise Hospital of Salt Lake Director of Physician Relations at (801) 408-7104, cell (801) 599-4624, email@example.com or visit www.promise-saltlake.com. For employment opportunities, contact Promise Hospital of Salt Lake Human Resources Director, Paula Hildy at (801) 408-7100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, admissions, and physician referrals and affiliation for Promise Hospital of Phoenix, contact Lillie Borden Gordon at (602) 999-1665 or email@example.com or visit www.promise-phoenix.com. For employment opportunities, contact Promise Hospital of Phoenix Human Resources Director, Christie Brea at (408) 427-3000, ext. 3003 or firstname.lastname@example.org