February 19, 2013

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February 19, 2013

Layton – PLURALSIGHT made available select

courses from its more than 200 title library with closed caption display and full course transcript in English. Its new transcript feature allows subscribers to translate courses into more than 50 languages.

Ogden – LONGHORN STEAKHOUSE opened at 3647 Wall Avenue and will be led by Angela Madera. This is the second LongHorn Steakhouse in Utah, with six to eight more restaurants slated to open in the state during the next two years.

South Davis Home Health Earns 2012 HealthInsight Quality Award

Bountiful – SOUTH DAVIS HOME HEALTH was presented with the 2012 HealthInsight Quality Award for demonstrating high-quality healthcare and excellence in performance on publicly reported quality of care measures.

The clinical topics measured for the awards have been designated as national healthcare priorities by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

The HealthInsight Quality Award Program was launched in September 2004 to promote transparency in healthcare. According to the Institute of Medicine, transparency in healthcare means a system that is “accountable to the public, works openly, makes results known and builds trust through disclosure.” By using available quality data to identify high-performing providers and publicizing the results, HealthInsight aims to help providers improve healthcare and help patients become more active and informed participants in that care. 

“South Davis Home Health is dedicated to providing the very best in patient care, and our efforts have been enhanced through our quality improvement collaborations with HealthInsight. We are honored to be a recipient of this distinguished award,” says Craig Ferguson, home health & hospice director.

Entrepreneurial Group Buys Powder Mountain

By Di Lewis

Eden – SUMMIT, a national entrepreneurial group, purchased Powder Mountain as its permanent base. While the group won’t confirm a purchase price, Business Insider reported it was likely around $40 million.

“For us, Summit began with an idea that we can do better,” says Jeff Rosenthal, Summit co-founder and curator. “We can build better businesses that affect both the world in a positive way and the bottom line. We can be better environmental stewards. We can support effective nonprofits that impact the world.”

The group began in 2008 in Park City with only 19 people. It’s grown exponentially since then, largely on the back of the Summit Series, a four-day meeting of entrepreneurs, including some of the most well-established names in business.

“It has become, in America, the most impactful event for a generation of folks,” says Summit co-founder and CEO Elliott Bisnow, which was called “the hipper Davos” by Forbes.

One of Summit’s goals is environmental protection. Bisnow says the area dovetailed so well with the company’s goals that it seemed to be a perfect fit.

“In the same way that Sundance has had a big impact when you think of Utah. And the Olympics,” he says. “Those have really changed the way people have perceived the state, and we’re really hoping that over the long term we can have that same sort of positive impact—that people can see Utah in this great light as the entrepreneurial, easily accessible state that it is.”

Summit plans to keep Powder Mountain open to the public and largely unchanged. Bisnow says they will keep the same team that has been running the mountain for the last 41 years and just add resources and improvements as needed—what he calls the “supporting actor” role. The lodge and other buildings are getting some renovations, but Walker says they don’t want to turn Powder Mountain into a “20,000-person-a-day corporate resort.”

Summit is also aiming to establish residential infrastructure by creating a 500-unit development, with homes capped at 4,000 square feet, along with a walkable village, to bring entrepreneurs to the area. He says members of the Summit community are already moving to Utah and he anticipates seeing leadership and business growth as a result.

“We’re really hopeful about the prospects of driving further positive economic growth,” Walker says.

Kaysville – RAGNAR EVENTS has partnered with SALOMON to expand the Ragnar brand and its 200-mile overnight trail relay series. The two organizations have formed a new trail relay concept that will combine dynamic terrain at some of the most majestic destinations across the United States.  The event will feature a two-day outdoor adventure where teams of eight or four people will run three loops at national parks and resort venues throughout the country.

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