Intermountain Healthcare is a nonprofit health system based in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is one of the larger healthcare providers in the Intermountain West, serving the healthcare needs of Utah and southeastern Idaho residents.
Excellent clinical care is the basis of our mission and our greatest concern. Recognized as one of the nation's top integrated health systems, Intermountain comprises:
- Health Services — includes 22 hospitals and more than 185 clinics
- Intermountain Medical Group — more than 800 multi-specialty doctors and caregivers
- SelectHealth — one of Utah's largest health insurers
Clinical Quality, Lower Costs — Whether through its clinical programs or the way it can improve the treatment of certain chronic diseases, all three parts of Intermountain contribute in essential ways to the sharing of best medical practices, and raising the standards of clinical excellence.
In a vertically integrated organization like Intermountain, costs aren't just reduced through economies of scale and efficient management. The really significant cost reductions are achieved by improving the total process of medical care. By identifying and implementing best medical practices-what works best-Intermountain not only provides quality healthcare; it often achieves lasting improvement in cost structures. Healthcare leaders throughout the world call on Intermountain experts for technical support and education on clinical research and process management.
Intermountain Healthcare was established in 1975 when The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints donated its 15-hospital system to the communities they served. Intermountain was formed to administer those hospitals.
Intermountain Healthcare Numbers 2011*
| Volunteer, governing trustees
| Charity care
|| $277 million
| Emergency Room visits
| Acute patient admissions
| Inpatient surgeries
| Ambulatory surgeries
| Clinics owned or supported for uninsured and low-income patients
| Patient visits to low-income clinics (owned or supported)
| SelectHealth members
* Note: Data reflects information from our 2011 annual report to the community.