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Intermountain Initiatives

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Civica Rx joins effort to expand pharmaceutical manufacturing for COVID-19 response

Civica Rx is joining with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and a team of private industry partners led by Phlow Corporation of Richmond, Virginia, to expand pharmaceutical manufacturing in the United States for use in producing medicines needed during the COVID-19 response and future public health emergencies.

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Intermountain begins limited antibody testing to learn more about virus that causes COVID-19

Intermountain has started to use a COVID-19 antibody test offered by ARUP which may help identify previous COVID-19 infections. An antibody blood test will be given to carefully selected Intermountain patients and caregivers who meet specific criteria.

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Intermountain participates in national ventilator reserve program

Intermountain has joined a public-private partnership with the American Hospital Association, the White House Coronavirus Task Force, and healthcare suppliers to respond to periodic shortages in ventilators by facilitating short-term lending of ventilators between hospital systems.

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Utah launches ‘Live On’ initiative to help prevent suicide

The three-year Live On initiative is available to everyone and is aimed at promoting education, providing resources, and changing the culture around suicide and mental health. State leaders are hoping the campaign will help save more lives.

Updates and Features

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First Utah COVID-19 patient who received plasma transfusion goes home

A team of Intermountain medical experts oversaw the plasma transfusion as part of the National Expanded Access Treatment Protocol, which allows the use of convalescent plasma donated by patients who have recovered from COVID-19 to be processed and given to patients with the virus.
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Telehealth program surpasses 1 million interactions

Since first launching in early 2014, Intermountain providers have completed 1 million telehealth interactions.

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Connect Care completes 100,000 patient visits

In early May, Connect Care crossed the 100,000 milestone for patient visits. Connect Care providers and caregivers are breaking new ground during the pandemic.

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Number of people being evaluated for stroke down 40% during COVID-19 pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of people being evaluated for signs of stroke has dropped by nearly 40 percent. Neurologists from Intermountain Healthcare are reminding people if they have any signs of a stroke to seek immediate medical attention.

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Guest editorials highlight economic recovery, teamwork in the time of COVID-19

Editorials co-authored by Dr. Marc Harrison, Intermountain’s president and CEO, were recently published in the Deseret News and Salt Lake Tribune.

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‘We’re only 6 feet—and one call—away’ reminds us we’re all here to support one another

Although Primary Children’s expressive therapies team now works remotely because of the pandemic, they continue to provide joy to patients, families, and fellow caregivers through music, art, and other creative outlets, including a new video released on YouTube. 

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Life-saving organ transplants continue during pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread throughout the United States, Intermountain’s abdominal transplant program has created new protocols and safety measures to ensure that these lifesaving procedures continue.

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COVID-19 testing services for people experiencing homelessness available

Intermountain’s comprehensive approach to helping the homeless community includes increased testing, coordinating with local and community partners, and helping to enhance the safety of the vulnerable population during the pandemic.

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Board Chair Gail Miller helps sew medical masks; encourages support for ProjectProtect

No task is too small to help make a difference in the fight against COVID-19 and volunteers from around Utah have now sewn more than two million medical-grade masks as a part of ProjectProtect, a grassroots initiative to help ensure the safety of frontline caregivers.