Intermountain operating margin falls in 2014

Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare reported a $301 million operating surplus on nearly $5.57 billion of revenue in 2014.

The system's 5.4 percent operating margin for 2014 was down from a 7.8 percent operating margin the year prior.

Intermountain's patient service revenue increased to $3.41 billion in 2014, up from $3.32 billion in 2013. Revenue from the health system's insurance arm also increased in 2014.

However, the system's expenses also grew last year, increasing to nearly $4.99 billion in 2014, up from $4.34 billion in 2013.

The system's net surplus fell to $431 million last year from $766.3 million in 2013.

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