Intermountain Sevier Valley and Cedar City Hospitals Named Top 20 Rural and Community Hospitals

The National Rural Health Association has ranked Intermountain Sevier Valley Hospital and Intermountain Cedar City Hospital among the top 20 in the country.

Two Intermountain Health hospitals in Utah have been ranked among the top 20 rural and community hospitals in the country for 2024 by the National Rural Health Association.

Intermountain Sevier Valley Hospital in Richfield received its fifth such designation since 2016, and Intermountain Cedar City Hospital was named to the list for the ninth consecutive time.

“This recognition is a reflection of the hard work and dedication of our caregivers,” said Eric Packer, president of Intermountain Cedar City Hospital. “This is our ninth time receiving the award, which demonstrates how we can serve rural communities with excellent care for our patients while still focusing on lowering costs as a not-for-profit hospital.”

Intermountain Cedar City Hospital is the only facility nationally to earn this recognition for nine consecutive years.

NRHA selects the top 20 hospitals nationally using the Rural Hospital Performance INDEX, a ranking system created by the Chartis Center for Rural Health.

The top performing facilities are determined using publicly available hospital data. Patient outcomes and perspectives, quality of care, costs, and financial efficiency are all factors in selection.

“We strive to make sure everyone in our community has access to the highest quality care at an affordable cost,” said Brent Schmidt, president of Intermountain Sevier Valley Hospital. “Receiving this award shows that we’re making an impact as a facility and as a health system.”

Both hospitals were recognized during NRHA’s annual Rural Health Conference in New Orleans on May 9, 2024.

About Intermountain Health

Headquartered in Utah with locations in seven states and additional operations across the western U.S., Intermountain Health is a nonprofit system of 33 hospitals, 385 clinics, medical groups with some 3,900 employed physicians and advanced care providers, a health plans division called Select Health with more than one million members, and other health services. Helping people live the healthiest lives possible, Intermountain is committed to improving community health and is widely recognized as a leader in transforming healthcare by using evidence-based best practices to consistently deliver high-quality outcomes at sustainable costs. For more information or updates, see https://intermountainhealthcare.org/news.

Optilogic Launches Cosmic Reach, the Industry’s First Supply Chain Design Solution Tailored to Management Consultants

From large consulting firms to one-person shops, Optilogic Cosmic Reach is the turnkey solution to grow supply chain design consulting practices

The leading supply chain design software innovator Optilogic today announced the launch of its Cosmic Reach consulting partner solution. Subscribers gain instant access to everything they need to support myriad client use cases, train and deploy design teams, manage services engagements, and create new and sustained revenue streams.

Other supply chain design partnership programs have outdated, unscalable technology, commercial terms that don’t fit limited capital investment budgets, require consultants to pay for partner status, and waste time in administrative functions that take away from client work.

Optilogic’s new subscription-based Cosmic Reach solution was created specifically for supply chain design consultants—from large firms to one-person shops. For the first time, consultants have a turnkey solution to support quick win to large-scale design projects:

  • Free access to 100% SaaS-based Cosmic Frog supply chain design technology, training, and resources—pay only for billable project time
  • Enterprise administrative tools for easy management of users, hours, and billing
  • Ability to create an internal community to build templates and training materials to speed onboarding and skills development
  • Pathway to unlimited new revenue streams by building tailored apps leveraging Python, the commonly used, versatile, high-level programming language
  • A single solution combining optimization, simulation, risk scoring, and AI productivity tools to support all client use cases

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“Our partners at Optilogic, and their entire team, have been great to work with,” said John McDermott, senior director of supply chain services and principal at St. Onge. “They have a great product, and even better customer service. We are very happy to have them backing us as we help our clients optimize their supply chains.”

Subscribing to the Optilogic Cosmic Reach consulting partner solution is easy and affordable:

  1. Create a free account and start using immediately
  2. Choose from consumption-based or time-based licensing options
  3. Share access across a project team or use as an individual
  4. Schedule training and project support with Optilogic experts

“Consultants need access to the technology even before projects begin,” said Optilogic founder Don Hicks. “So, we’ve made our supply chain design tools available for no money down so you can understand it and train on it and then, when you’re ready, use it to make money. That’s when you click ‘on’ and become a customer–and we’ll be there to support you every step of the way.”

To support increased partner activity, Optilogic has hired industry insider Philip Higginbotham as vice president of strategic alliances and channels. Philip brings over 20 years of experience building and advancing technology in support of complex, strategic supply chain issues.

Learn more about the Optilogic Cosmic Reach consulting partner solution and request a call

About Optilogic

Optilogic offers cloud-native supply chain design solutions that enable businesses to evaluate trade-offs across financial performance, service levels, and systemic risk to design resilient supply chains even in the most dynamic, challenging environments. Its Cosmic Frog supply chain design solution tackles enterprise data at scale, runs models faster than ever, automatically converts legacy models, and requires no IT footprint. Cosmic Frog is the only supply chain design platform to combine optimization, simulation, and risk engines, and includes a risk rating on every scenario. Solutions include network design, intelligent greenfield analysis and site selection, M&A analysis, near-shoring/reshoring, CapEx planning, cost-to-serve, product flow, and many more. Stay in touch with Optilogic on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube and visit www.Optilogic.com.

A Premier Destination for PADI IDC with Sander Buis, Oceans 5 Gili Air

In 2025, Oceans 5 plans to conduct ten PADI Instructor Development Courses (IDCs), reinforcing its reputation as a leading destination for aspiring dive professionals.

Gili Air’s Oceans 5: A Premier Destination for PADI IDC with Sander Buis

Located on the northwest side of Lombok, Gili Air offers a tranquil alternative to the bustling party scene of its sister island, Gili Trawangan. Known for its laid-back atmosphere, Gili Air provides a balance of relaxation and activity for mid-twenties adventurers. Activities on the island include yoga, horse riding, snorkeling, and diving. While it hosts events and parties, Gili Air maintains a quieter, more relaxed vibe compared to Gili Trawangan, making it an ideal spot for those seeking to immerse themselves in the natural beauty and cultural richness of Indonesia.

One of the island’s standout features is Oceans 5 Gili Air, the only PADI Career Development Centre on the island. Achieving this status in 2014, Oceans 5 has established itself as a high-quality dive training institution. In 2025, Oceans 5 plans to conduct ten PADI Instructor Development Courses (IDCs), reinforcing its reputation as a leading destination for aspiring dive professionals.

Oceans 5 offers exceptional facilities, including a dedicated PADI IDC classroom with air conditioning, two expansive pools for skill practice, a dedicated equipment room, and a specialized boat for IDC activities. These facilities provide a comprehensive and comfortable learning environment for IDC candidates.

PADI Course Director Sander Buis, with two decades of experience in the dive industry, leads the IDC program at Oceans 5. Buis’s approach emphasizes real-life teaching skills rather than solely focusing on passing the PADI Instructor Examination. His program integrates environmental awareness into the curriculum, recognizing the importance of ocean conservation. Additional workshops during the IDC include adaptive teaching techniques, event organization, and environmental stewardship, with activities such as beach and reef clean-ups.

Oceans 5’s commitment to environmental conservation was recognized in 2023 when PADI awarded the center for its outstanding contribution to ocean conservation. This award highlights the center’s efforts to integrate environmental awareness into its training programs and underscores the importance of sustainable diving practices.

Gili Air provides an ideal backdrop for IDC candidates. The island’s serene ambiance allows for focused study and practice, with opportunities to enjoy a vibrant yet relaxed nightlife. Numerous restaurants and bars offer a variety of local and international cuisine, providing settings to unwind after a day of training. Unlike the constant party scene of Gili Trawangan, Gili Air offers a more subdued nightlife, allowing students to balance their studies with leisure without overwhelming distractions.

The PADI IDC at Oceans 5 Gili Air, under the guidance of Sander Buis, offers a comprehensive and enriching experience for aspiring dive instructors. The combination of top-notch facilities, a focus on real-life teaching skills, and a commitment to environmental conservation makes Oceans 5 an outstanding choice for dive training. Coupled with the balanced atmosphere of Gili Air, candidates have the opportunity to develop their skills, connect with nature, and embark on a rewarding career in the dive industry.

About IDC Gili Islands

IDC Gili Islands and Oceans 5 dive resort conduct once a month a PADI IDC. Oceans 5 is a PADI Career Development Center located on Gili Air, Lombok, Indonesia

Algine Plus Launches Product Line on Walmart.com, Bringing the Power of Seaweed-Based Nutrition to a Global Audience

Algine Plus, a pioneering provider of algae-based dietary supplements, proudly announces the launch of its product line on Walmart.com, expanding its reach and making its premium offerings accessible to a wider audience worldwide.

Founded in Sweden, Algine Plus Ocean Greens harnesses the nutritional potency of seaweed, sourced from pristine waters off the coasts of Iceland and Greenland, to provide a concentrated source of essential nutrients. Designed to complement a balanced diet, Algine Plus Ocean Greens offers a comprehensive blend of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, making it an ideal choice for individuals seeking to optimize their health and well-being.

Among Algine Plus’ flagship products now available on Walmart.com are:

  • Algine Plus Ocean Greens: A whole food complex derived from meticulously selected seaweeds, offering a rich array of nutrients in a convenient supplement form.
  • Algine Plus Astaxanthin: A powerful antioxidant supplement that supports overall health, skin vitality, and immune system function.
  • Algine Plus Phosphatidylserine: Formulated to support cognitive health and brain function, reducing stress and promoting mental clarity.

With over 35 years of experience in the industry, Algine Plus is committed to delivering excellence through its innovative formulas, certified production processes, and dedication to customer satisfaction. Founded by Rolf Nilsson, a world champion in military pentathlon, Algine Plus is rooted in a legacy of performance and quality, offering products that meet the highest standards of efficacy and purity.

“We are thrilled to bring Algine Plus products to the Walmart.com platform, providing customers with easy access to our premium seaweed-based supplements,” said Mikael Ohlin, President and CEO of Algine Plus. “Our mission is to empower individuals to take control of their health and well-being through natural, science-backed nutrition, and we are excited to partner with Walmart to make our products more accessible to consumers around the world.”

Algine Plus products are now available for purchase on Walmart.com, offering customers the opportunity to experience the transformative benefits of seaweed-based nutrition firsthand.

For more information about Algine Plus and its product offerings on Walmart, visit www.Walmart.com/AlginePlus

Disclaimer: The statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This press release is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The news site hosting this press release is not associated with Algine Plus. It is merely publishing a press release announcement submitted by a company, without any stated or implied endorsement of the product or service.

About Algine Plus

Algine Plus, rooted in Sweden, is a leading provider of algae-based dietary supplements with over 35 years of experience in the industry. Developed by Rolf Nilsson, a world champion in military pentathlon, Algine Plus offers a range of high-quality, natural products sourced from Greenland and Iceland. Their comprehensive supplements are designed to support optimal health and well-being, catering to a wide range of customer needs. Algine Plus is committed to delivering excellence through innovative formulas, certified production processes, and a focus on customer satisfaction.

Outdoor Cap Welcomes Jake Beem As Head Of Sales, Outdoor & FFO

We’re thrilled to welcome Jake Beem as our new Head of Sales, Outdoor & FFO. With extensive experience in the sporting industry, Jake is a fantastic addition to our team.

Outdoor Cap is pleased to announce the appointment of Jake Beem as the Head of Sales, Outdoor & FFO. Originally from Northwest Arkansas, Beem brings a passion for the outdoors and a wealth of experience in the sporting industry.

With over two decades of experience, Beem has specialized in servicing and supporting the outdoor and farm and fleet channels. His extensive background includes working with major retailers such as Academy, Fleet Farm, and Dunham’s.

Beem’s expertise lies in building buyer relationships and understanding the lifestyle apparel market, making him an invaluable addition to the Outdoor Cap team. He envisions a future for Outdoor Cap focused on opportunity, process improvement, and efficiency.

“I’m excited to see where we can take this in the next 2-5 years,” said Beem. “I’m committed to building the success of my team, supporting the organization, and making a difference in the future.”

Beem’s appointment underscores Outdoor Cap’s dedication to growth and innovation, positioning the company for success in the years to come.

About Outdoor Cap Company, Inc.

Outdoor Cap Company, Inc. has serviced the needs of the headwear industry for over 45 years in Team, Promotional Products, and Retail markets. We strive to offer exceptional customer service through every step of the buying process and innovation in our quality headwear offerings. Our corporate campus is based in Bentonville, Ark., with a factory and distribution centers in Arkansas, California, and Texas.