Intermountain Healthcare publishes Intermountain Trustee, a monthly newsletter that keeps trustees up to date on issues affecting Intermountain and those we serve. All editions of the newsletter that have been published in the last year can be viewed in the Newsletter Archive​.​​​

Current Newsletter Edition

Intermountain Issues, Initiatives, and Events

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One for All and All for One: Intermountain Announces Organizational Changes

To provide extraordinary care to every patient consistently across the entire organization, Intermountain leaders announced a new internal structure to caregivers—including the retirement of our regionalized structure as of December 1. 
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Intermountain to Donate an Additional $2 Million to Fight Community Opioid Misuse

Most of the funds will support programs of the Opioid Community Collaborative, a group formed in 2015 by Intermountain, the Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, the Utah Department of Health, Weber Human Services, Davis Behavioral Health, and other community agencies.

Intermountain, KSL Partner to Raise Awareness about Mental Health, Addiction Issues

Healthy Mind Matters—a new media partnership Intermountain Healthcare has begun with KSL Broadcasting—incorporates radio, television, and online news that will raise awareness about depression, opioids, addiction, and suicide.

More Than 150 Intermountain Caregivers, Friends Compete in Brineman Triathlon

CEO Marc Harrison, MD: “What we’re doing here today is connecting what we say about LiVe Well with real action. I’m very pleased to see people integrating their work, their profession, with their well-being and their families.”

Updates and Features

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Intermountain Donates $100,000 to Help Caregivers in Hurricane-Ravaged Puerto Rico

Many Intermountain caregivers expressed a desire to help those in need of aid, especially fellow caregivers. In response, Intermountain Healthcare plans to donate $100,000 to provide disaster relief for healthcare workers in Puerto Rico.
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Intermountain Releases Ads to Promote Convenient Ways Patients Can Access Services

A new series of ads highlights the work Intermountain is doing to expand access to healthcare services in a variety of settings, including Connect Care, WorkMed, InstaCare, and clinics with expanded hours.
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Intermountain Is Working to ‘Design for People’—Caregivers AND Patients

Developing innovations that make a difference starts with a deep understanding of the work our physicians, clinicians, staff, and patients are doing. And how better to do that than to directly—and empathetically—observe people in the context of where they live and work?

Research at Intermountain

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Gastric Bypass Surgery Is Effective for Long-Term Weight Loss, Prevention of Diabetes and Hypertension, Study Shows

Published in The New England Journal of Medicine in September, the study demonstrates that the percentage of weight loss/gain among the gastric bypass group changed very little from six to 12 years. 

Research Teams Receive Funding from Intermountain and Stanford

The six research projects will receive seed grants of up to $75,000 each and will be jointly led by principal investigators from Intermountain and Stanford. The grants take effect September 1.
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ICU Patients Who Survive ARDS May Suffer from Prolonged Post-intensive Care Syndrome, Study Finds

A new study of 645 ARDS survivors by researchers at Intermountain Medical Center, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Utah has identified subgroups of ARDS survivors who suffer from what’s been called post-intensive care syndrome, a collection of symptoms that can linger for years.

Awards and Recognition

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Intermountain’s Chief Nursing Executive Named to Becker’s List of CNOs to Know for 2017

In her role, Henrichsen oversees the delivery of clinical services across the Intermountain system to implement strategies aimed at helping people live the healthiest lives possible—Intermountain’s mission.
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$3.8 Million Awarded to Intermountain, U of U Cancer Researchers

Researchers from Intermountain Healthcare, University of Utah Health Care, and Huntsman Cancer Institute are teaming up to develop a new tool designed to help clinicians better identify patients who are at higher risk of developing cancer.
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LDS Hospital’s Blood and Marrow Transplant Program Earns Reaccreditation

Intermountain Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at LDS Hospital earned an official three-year reaccreditation last week from the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy, or FACT, for high-quality services and dedication to excellence in patient care and laboratory practices.

Intermountain in the News

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Intermountain’s Board Chair Recommends Eight Healthcare Reforms

The recommendations reflect input from Intermountain leaders, clinicians, and other caregivers.
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iCentra Alerts Help Curb Unnecessary Care, Limit Overprescribing, and Save Costs

Electronic medical records, like Intermountain’s iCentra, can be valuable in providing decision support to clinicians—including alerts as to unnecessary and potentially risky treatments.