Intermountain’s facilities are safe, so please don’t delay getting healthcare, said Mark Briesacher, MD, Intermountain’s chief physician executive, at the Utah Governor’s recent COVID-19 press conference. Dr. Briesacher said many patients have delayed getting vital screenings, routine checkups, and other needed care out of fear of COVID-19. Delaying needed care can be dangerous and life-threatening.

“Our hospitals and clinics are safe and are ready for any healthcare needs you may have,” said Dr. Briesacher. “We have processes in place that are designed to keep you and your family safe and to keep our caregivers safe.” He also encouraged everyone to continue masking, handwashing, and social distancing.