Designing the Hospital of the Future

By Fred Holston
Intermountain Healthcare Transformation Lab

The Intermountain Healthcare Transformation Lab team has been pioneering new technologies to improve patient care for several years. Now the lab will partner with Intermountain’s Alta View Hospital to help bring more of those ideas and inventions to life—tearing down walls and radically rethinking the layout and experience of hospital care.

Deep Brain Stimulation helps Parkinson's patient gain control of his body

By Jason M Carlton
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Reggie, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 2007, had heard about deep brain stimulation, or DBS, in which neurosurgeons implant electrical leads into the brain. Those leads are then connected to a small device called a neurostimulator, placed in the patient’s chest, which gives off electrical pulses that correct the misfirings in the brain that cause Parkinson’s symptoms.

Why Research is Important to the Intermountain Healthcare Mission

By Larry Hancock
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We’re conducting approximately 600 research projects in the Urban Central Region of Intermountain Healthcare – Intermountain Medical Center, LDS Hospital, Alta View Hospital, Riverton Hospital and TOSH–The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital. There’s a simple reason why those projects are important to us: Because they’re important to the community. Research helps us improve the quality of the care we offer to the people who count on us for care.