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LDS Hospital

Mission & Vision

Mission Statement

The mission of the Intermountain Research and Medical Foundation is to enhance the field of medicine by providing funding for medical research, education, equipment, charity care and facilities throughout the greater Salt Lake area.


We aspire to improve the quality of healthcare throughout the world.


A group of physicians, who were dedicated to promoting medical research, organized the Intermountain Research and Medical Foundation, formerly the Deseret Foundation, in 1970 at LDS Hospital. We have grown since then, now encompassing five Salt Lake Valley hospitals: Alta View Hospital, Intermountain Medical Center, LDS Hospital, Riverton Hospital and TOSH (The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital). Our mission has also expanded to include funding support for education, equipment, charity care and facilities.