Primary Children’s Medical Center
Primary Children’s Medical Center is a children’s hospital with more than 200 beds that has been serving children for 90 years. Endorsed by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations, Primary's is part of Intermountain Healthcare. Intermountain Health Care is a charitable, non-profit health-care system that serves the medical and healthcare needs of residents in the Intermountain West. At Intermountain, doctors, hospitals, and health plans work together to provide high-quality, affordable healthcare for everyone with a medical need.
Intermountain Healthcare is dedicated to meeting your health care needs, and treating you and your child with the respect and consideration you deserve. For more information about patient and family rights please see below.
Hematology, Oncology and Transplant Service Line
We are part of a team that we call the service line. "Service line" is a term we use to describe all the people who contribute to the care of your child. The service line is made up of individuals that come together to provide cancer care to children. Our mission is to provide state-of-the art comprehensive care, educational resources and research to improve outcomes for these children. Specialized teams of healthcare providers plan and use the most promising new treatments for cancer. The service line is made up of physicians, nurses, social workers, child life specialists, and other individuals that work in the following settings:
The Immunocompromised Unit or ICS is a thirty-two bed acute care inpatient unit dedicated to serving children and their families affected by childhood cancer, blood disorders, and transplantation. ICS provides care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Hematology/Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant (Hem/Onc/BMT) Outpatient Clinic and Day Hospital has 12 exam rooms, 2 procedure rooms, an 8 bay infusion center, treatment room, and a separate waiting area to meet the needs of our immunocompromised patients. Outpatient services are open from 8:00 am-5:00 pm Monday through Friday excluding some holidays.
The Intermountain Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center or IHTC is a specialized service that treats patients with bleeding disorders.
Our Physician Partners
The doctors on your child's care team are members of either The Department of Pediatrics Division of Hematology/ Oncology or The Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology at the University of Utah. These doctors specialize in diagnosing and treating children with cancer, blood disorders or those requiring a bone marrow transplant.
The physicians participate in the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), an international group of pediatric cancer specialists who work together to improve the care and treatment of children with cancer through research.
The Huntsman Cancer Institute Center for Children's Caner Research (C3R)
The Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) recruits eminent scientists and doctors from around the world to study childhood and adult cancers. The C3R is located within the HCI building, which is located near Primary Children's and the University Hospital. Their goal is to develop new, effective ways to treat and prevent cancer. Because there is so much cancer research going on within HCI, all children and adults have the possibility to benefit from new discoveries happening in Salt Lake City.
Collaboration between Primary Children’s Medical Center, the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Division of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine, and Huntsman Cancer Institute can offer your child some of the best care in the world.