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Intermountain Issues, Initiatives, and Events


Intermountain Hosts The New England Journal of Medicine Catalyst Webcast

The event, entitled Physicians Leading—Leading Physicians, brought together national thought leaders, including Intermountain’s Dr. Marc Harrison, Dr. Brent James, and Dr. Stephen Swensen, as well as other prominent healthcare leaders.
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The Wall Street Journal Praises Intermountain’s Diabetes Prevention Efforts

Intermountain experts were cited alongside experts from the Mayo Clinic, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Rush University Medical Center as national leaders in using technology to help people manage chronic conditions.

New Intermountain Foundation Program Lets Donors Be ‘Honorary Grandparents’

Established by Intermountain’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Bert Zimmerli and his wife Lynnie, and supported by donors, the fund is an endowment that provides specially tailored, memorable experiences to young patients and their families who are struggling with life-limiting or life-altering diagnoses. 
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Intermountain’s Elizabeth Joy, MD, MPH, Addresses American Society for Sports Medicine

Is it OK for pregnant women to attend CrossFit classes? Experts discussed this question and more during a session titled “Mythbusters in Sports Medicine” at the annual meeting of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine. 
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AF Canyon Run Against Cancer Raises More Than $380,000 for Cancer Patients

More than 4,200 runners ran with a purpose Saturday, June 24, raising money to help support cancer patients treated at Intermountain facilities; 100 percent of race proceeds support the cause thanks to the race’s 28 sponsors.

National Media Highlight Intermountain’s Strategic Direction

CEO Dr. Marc Harrison shares candid thoughts on growth, business decisions, future TeleHealth plans, and more.
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Intermountain Is Improving Access to Care in Rural Areas

Efforts include expanded hours and increased access to providers via more caregivers, a mobile clinic, TeleHealth visits, and other resources.

Intermountain’s Simulation Center Innovations Are Now on Display in Washington, D.C.

Intermountain’s Simulation Center—with healthcare innovations that improve healthcare in the home setting—are now being featured in the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health.
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Healthcare Is Personal for Intermountain CEO Marc Harrison, MD

Board Chair Scott Anderson (left) and CEO Marc Harrison, MD, share personal messages in new Annual Report.
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Intermountain 2017: Intermountain Is Improving Patient Safety, Quality

As part of his report to the community in April, CEO Marc Harrison, MD, discussed ways Intermountain is working to improve the safety and quality of the care we provide, including work by Intermountain’s Clinical Programs and our research efforts.

Intermountain Renews Commitment to Diversity, Inclusivity

Intermountain Healthcare leaders recently joined with Utah business leaders to renew their commitment to the ElevateHER Challenge—a challenge issued by the Women’s Leadership Institute to elevate the stature of women’s leadership in the state.

Updates and Features

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Intermountain Adds Wheelchair-accessible Hikes to Health Hub App

Users can filter by the type of experience they want; app will pull up trails and hikes anywhere in the state.
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LiVe Well Lanes Chosen 8 Million Times in Three Months

Many Utah shoppers are interested in healthier options, and thanks to the LiVe Well Lane grocery store program, it’s even easier to make that decision.
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Annual Report Spotlight: New Heart Exemplifies Collaborative Care, Medical Miracles at Primary Children’s

After multiple heart surgeries, strokes, and even liver surgery, Alex Homer received his heart transplant at age 8, one of more than 150 children who’ve undergone heart transplants at Primary Children’s since 1985.
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New Intermountain Ads Promote Care for Stroke and Parkinson’s Disease

Ads—launched this summer—highlight the extraordinary work being done by Intermountain’s Neurosciences Clinical Program.
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Intermountain’s Expanded ‘Saving Lives’ Exhibit Featured at Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum

New Life Flight hangar is a freestanding building that includes three new interactive experiences: a flight simulator, hoist rescue, and mechanics shed.

Trustees as Ambassadors

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Meet Fellow Trustee Brian Coles

We regularly spotlight a trustee serving on an Intermountain board. Brian Coles is the Governing Board Chair at Delta and Fillmore Community Hospitals
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Intermountain Supports United Way’s 211 Resources

This important community resource, supported by Intermountain Healthcare, means you can call, live chat, email, or search United Way’s 211 database.

Research at Intermountain

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Research Grant Will Help Treat Traumatic Stress in Children

Researchers will help caregivers better identify post-traumatic stress disorder and help kids get the care they need.

Intermountain Receives Grant to Aid in Diabetes Prevention

The American Medical Association is giving Intermountain Healthcare a $323,000 grant to improve diabetes prevention and management among high-risk underserved groups—including older adults, men, minority groups, and those with physical disabilities.
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Research Grant Will Help Children with Congenital Heart Disease

The $3.7 million American Heart Association grant to improve the health of children with congenital heart disease is a sign the University of Utah and Primary Children’s Heart Center are at the national forefront of pediatric heart health research.
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Research Grants Aim to Improve Patient Care, Reduce Costs

Four new research projects receive funding from the Intermountain Research and Medical Foundation to help increase their potential to save lives, reduce medical expenses, expand medical knowledge, and improve healthcare delivery across Intermountain Healthcare.

Awards and Recognition

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Intermountain CEO Marc Harrison, MD, Named One of Nation’s Top 10 Most Influential Physician Leaders

Intermountain President and CEO Marc Harrison, MD, was named No. 10 on Modern Healthcare’s list of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders 2017.
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Primary Children’s Hospital Ranks as One of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals

For the first time, Primary Children’s has been ranked in all 10 pediatric specialties measured by U.S. News & World Report.
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Intermountain’s Susan Matney Honored for Work in Developing a Universal Standard for Clinical Measurements

Senior medical informaticist at Intermountain’s Homer Warner Center received the LOINC Award for Distinguished Contributions for her work to enhance health data interoperability.
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Health Enhancement Research Organization Cites Intermountain LiVe Well as a National Model

A case study featuring Intermountain’s caregiver wellness efforts was lauded as a model of how to help employees live healthy lives.

Clinical Leaders Honored for Decreasing NICU Infections and Improving Care

Two Dixie Regional clinicians have received the prestigious Osler’s Cloak Award. The NICU’s goal: Do for the baby, never to the baby
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Cedar City Hospital Named a Top 20 Rural Hospital

Cedar City Hospital was recently named one of the Top 20 Rural Community Hospitals in the country for the second year in a row—one of only two hospitals to have achieved this distinction in the history of the award.
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Intermountain Simulation Consortium Earns Accreditation

Intermountain Healthcare Simulation Consortium has been accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare in the area of teaching and education.
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Intermountain Supply Chain Earns Chainnovator Award

Intermountain’s Supply Chain Organization received the 2017 Chainnovator award from Gartner, a leading research and technology firm, in recognition of the unique work being done at our Homecare and Hospice Fulfillment Center.

Intermountain Pharmacy Team Earns National Best-Practice Award

A team of pharmacists at the Primary Children’s Cystic Fibrosis Clinic and the Intermountain Specialty Pharmacy received a national best-practices award for innovations that have improved patient access to treatment, increased medication adherence, and reduced hospital stays. 
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Intermountain Salt Lake Clinic Named Outstanding Medical Building of Year

The Salt Lake Clinic team underwent a rigorous judging process to earn the Utah Building Owners and Managers Association award, which is among the state’s most prestigious and comprehensive honors in commercial real estate.

Intermountain in the News

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What the Nation Is Saying About Us

Read summaries of recent news stories about Intermountain in the national media.