Dimension of Care: Clinical Excellence

Clinical Statistics

These charts indicate service trends in key clinical areas.

Acute Patient Days

  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 504,384
  • 519,407
  • 519,688

Acute Admissions

  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 133,973
  • 140,141
  • 135,953

Ambulatory Surgeries

  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 109,442
  • 107,587
  • 108,149

Inpatient Surgeries

  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 39,552
  • 41,002
  • 39,580

Emergency Room Visits

  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 474,450
  • 482,013
  • 463,872


  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 30,792
  • 30,873
  • 30,973

These charts are not drawn strictly to scale and are intended as artwork to illustrate differences among the years represented.

Clinical Programs and Services

We apply medical best practices that save lives and reduce complications.

Intermountain's Clinical Programs and Services focus the efforts of physicians, nurses, and other caregivers on continually perfecting clinical work processes. This team approach seeks to provide the best care to every patient every time, using techniques proven effective.

For example, the Intermountain Heart Institute received a perfect score—100 percent—for the second year in a row by setting a standard for the nation in treating patients suffering from a major blockage in one of their heart arteries. This type of blockage is known as STEMI (ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction) and accounts for a third of all heart attacks. It requires rapid response to save heart muscle and prevent complications. The process starts with diagnosing the problem and ends with carefully placing a balloon inside the vein to open the blocked artery.

The national standard is to perform this process in less than 90 minutes, starting from the time a STEMI patient enters the hospital doors. While many hospitals throughout the nation received perfect scores, what sets the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute apart is its door-to-balloon times for patients transferred from neighboring hospitals. Where other health systems have times ranging from 140-160 minutes for transfer patients, the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute has maintained a perfect score of less than 90 minutes for these patients in spite of travel times. No other hospital in the nation has recorded such exceptional scores.

“I think the low mortality rate reflects the full integrative program available here,” said Don Lappé, MD, Medical Director of the Cardiovascular Clinical Program. “All patients at Intermountain hospitals are afforded the best possible care. We bring the patients to where they can benefit from the best equipment and the most experienced team of doctors, nurses, and staff.”

  • Intermountain’s Clinical Programs include: Cardiovascular, Oncology, Women and Newborns, Intensive Medicine, Primary Care, Pediatric Specialties, Surgical Services, and Behavioral Health.
  • Intermountain’s Clinical Services include: Case Management, Continuum of Care, Food and Nutrition, Imaging Services, Integrated Care Management, Laboratory Services, Nursing, Pain Management, Patient and Provider Publications, Patient Flow, Patient Safety, Pharmacy Services, Rehabilitation Services, and Respiratory Services.
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