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Sarah Cutler

December 1, 2011

UTAH VALLEY

Provo - GENOSYS, INC., through its wholly owned subsidiary HEALTH INNOVATIONS INC., entered into two license agreements with Equity Labs, Inc. An exclusive license was entered into for an acne product, and a non-exclusive license covers a line of products for topical skin care.

Payson - MOUNTAIN AMERICA CREDIT UNION recently opened a new branch located at 818 S. State Highway 198, in the former Far West Bank building.

Orem - The Game Changing Technology forum was held at UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY. It was presented in partnership with SYNERGY FIM and the UTAH MANUFACTURING EXTENSION PARTNERSHIP. The forum was an effort by NASA to seek out leading-edge concepts from entrepreneurs, inventors and technology experts in Utah and in the UVU service area.

Provo - THE MADISON held a grand opening at the restored Provo Craft and Novelty store on the southeast corner of Center Street and 300 West. It features three floors of dining and dancing, with the basement serving as a green room for performers and a level for offices.

American Fork - BIDSYNC released several innovative features for BidSync Links and Links PLUS. Enhancements include government bid notification reports via SMS text messaging, a new bid center tool and an update to the system’s user interface. 

Mountain View Hospital Recognized for High-quality Care

Payson - MOUNTAIN VIEW HOSPITAL achieved the 2011 HealthInsight Quality Award for its high level of performance on publicly reported quality of care measures. It is the third consecutive year that the Utah County hospital has performed well on nationally established clinical care measures. For the first time, HealthInsight also included measurements of patients’ perception of the care they received at hospitals in Utah and Nevada.

“The staff at Mountain View Hospital is dedicated to providing the very best in patient care, and our efforts have been enhanced through our quality improvement collaborations with HealthInsight,” says CEO Kevin Johnson. “It is good to know that our quality improvement initiatives not only achieved a higher level of patient care, but also this distinguished award—once again.”

The HealthInsight Quality Award is given to hospitals that achieve a high-level of performance on applying publicly reported quality of care processes in one or more of the following treatment areas: heart attack, heart failure, surgical infection prevention and pneumonia.

A hospital must rank at or above the 75th percentile in national rankings to earn the annual HealthInsight Quality Award. Mountain View Hospital performed better than 75 percent of all 36 reporting hospitals in Utah and healthcare providers nationwide.

NORTHERN AREA

Logan - CACHE VALLEY SPECIALTY HOSPITAL’s Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Department was recognized as a nationally accredited facility by the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS).

Logan - EK EKCESSORIES, INC. debuted its customizable iCat, an iPhone and iPod holder, available in four varieties: the Wrist It, Hang It, Neck It and Reel It. Each of the four holders offers a secure attachment and its own way of safely keeping a device close at hand.

Logan - CACHE VALLEY SPECIALTY HOSPITAL installed a wide-bore MRI system from Siemens Healthcare. The system will expand patient access to diagnostic imaging that supports a broad range of clinical applications, including neurology, orthopedics, body imaging, angiography and oncology. The Seimens wide-bore MRI offers doctors an array of diagnostic possibilities and provides patients with a more comfortable experience.

Riverdale - AMERICA FIRST CREDIT UNION began offering a new suite of Visa Platinum Cards featuring a rate as low as 6.99 percent and no annual fee. The new cards are designed to help members benefit from low interest rates, chose from millions of rewards, earn cash back and have the opportunity to create personalized cards.

Davis County - LIFETIME PRODUCTS, INC. partnered with GOED to expand its plastics manufacturing facility in Utah with a $41 million capital investment over the life of the project. Over the next 10 years, Lifetime will add 142 new full-time positions with salaries in excess of 125 percent of the Davis County average, including full benefits.

Layton - The Women’s Imaging Center at DAVIS HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER now offers automated whole breast ultrasound to complement mammography for patients with dense breast tissue. Provided through SonoCiné, Davis Hospital is one of only two hospitals in Utah to offer this service.

Centerville - INTERNATIONAL ARMORING CORPORATION (IAC) moved its worldwide headquarters from Ogden to Centerville. IAC purchased nearly three acres of manufacturing and office buildings. Also, the company was recognized with the international “People’s Choice Award - Favorite Companies” award in the Automotive and Transportation Equipment category. IAC was ultimately selected over the other finalists, General Motors (U.S.) and Tata Motors (India).

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