Intermountain Health recently received the “Health Provider of the Year” award from the Mesquite Chamber of Commerce. Intermountain Virgin Valley myGeneration Senior Clinic Practice Manager Misti Pierce attended the Jan. 11 Best of Mesquite Chamber Awards and State of the Chamber Luncheon and accepted the award on behalf of Intermountain.
“Receiving this award will continue to build awareness within our community that Intermountain is here,” said Pierce. “It’s an honor to be recognized for the hard work that goes into the daily operations of this medical clinic. We are a small clinic, but we are growing quickly and have been adaptable to that momentum in order to meet the needs of our patients. Our focus is building a trusting relationship with our patients by showing the patients we care about their entire health, and that our growing resources, especially in St. George, provide opportunities for the best coordination of care.”
Intermountain was presented with a beautiful, engraved crystal plaque at the luncheon as well as included in the Mesquite Chamber’s social media posts and featured on the front page of its website. Intermountain also received a hand-signed certificate of recognition from Gov. Joe Lombardo’s office.
Primary Mesquite Chamber of Commerce membership holders are asked to nominate a member in each category including “Health Provider of the Year.” After the nomination process, a voting ballot is sent to the primary contact for the Chamber membership. The primary person on the membership is asked to cast a vote in each of the categories. Intermountain received the most votes in the category of 2022 “Heath Provider of the Year.” Only members of the Mesquite Chamber in good standing are able to participate in this annual awards recognition, and the voting is not open to the general public.
“We opened our clinic doors years ago because we recognized a tremendous need in the Mesquite community for local and holistic primary care,” said Karim Kaissi, Intermountain Health Desert Region COO for Ambulatory Care and Nevada Medical Group President. “This award is a wonderful affirmation of what we already knew about our caregivers in Mesquite. It is a celebration of their passion and continued commitment to this community.”
The Virgin Valley myGeneration Senior Clinic has three providers and has many of the same offerings as other myGeneration clinics including same-day appointments for patients and Quest lab services. Additionally, the clinic hosts Intermountain cardiology and vascular specialists based in St. George – and collaboration that has allowed these specialists to care for patients in Mesquite over the past year.
Other nominees who were up for the Mesquite Chamber’s “Health Provider of the Year” award included Virgin Valley Dental, Desert Sky Medical, Deep Roots Harvest and Mesa View Regional Hospital.