Ashley Regional Medical Center Celebrates 80 Year Anniversary
March 29, 2021
Vernal, Utah (March 29, 2021) – This month Ashley Regional Medical Center celebrates eight decades of serving patients in the Uintah Basin and the surrounding areas.
Ashley Regional Medical Center has been a part of the Uintah Basin since 1941. The hospital was originally named Uintah Basin Hospital and was owned and operated by Uintah County until 1982 when it was sold to HCA and renamed Ashley Valley Medical Center. In 1999, the hospital became part of LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. and rebranded in 2009 to Ashley Regional Medical Center.
In 1947, a smaller version of the current hospital was built on the present hospital site, and portions of that building have been incorporated into the current structure. Over the past few years significant square footage has been added for the Women’s Center. Renovations have been made to the infusion center, emergency department, medical-surgical and intensive care units. Services have also expanded over the years, providing the community with even more healthcare close to home.
Not only have the structure and services of the hospital evolved, so has hospital leadership. Last April, Wes Taylor joined the leadership team as chief executive officer. Taylor, along with Chad Labrum, chief financial officer and Greg Gardiner, chief clinical officer have navigated the hospital’s operations throughout the pandemic, with their sight always set on excellence in patient care. “Even with all that has happened in the past year, our team is working tirelessly to provide the high-quality care that has earned the hospital multiple accolades over the past few years,” said Taylor.
“It’s been challenging and rewarding to join the Ashley Regional team during a pandemic. I feel honored for the opportunity to be part of a team that chooses to take care of their neighbors, friends, family and community,” said Taylor. “Ashley Regional has a lot of history serving this community. I look forward to being part of its future. Together, our physicians and staff will work to increase healthcare options in the Basin and continue to serve this community – in a variety of ways – for many more years to come.”