Intermountain Foundation’s call is bold: invest in redefining patient care through innovation, research, education, and programs for the 21st century. During 2016, a record number of visionary donors responded, turning their ideas into reality. Here are a few:

  • Never shy to big ideas, developer Kem Gardner is tackling one of the biggest: transforming healthcare. He is giving $20 million toward the construction of the Intermountain Transformation Center, currently under development on the Intermountain Medical Center campus. The programs based in the Transformation Center aim to re-engineer healthcare in ways that are patient-focused and value-based, consistently providing the best clinical outcomes at affordable costs.
  • In honor of his mother who passed away from cancer, Utah Valley business leader Blake Roney and his family gave a $5 million gift to the Cancer Center at Utah Valley Hospital. Part of a $430 million building and renovation effort, the Cancer Center will advance a holistic and multi-disciplinary approach to cancer care, fostering the best clinical outcomes.
  • Born eight weeks premature, the grandson of St. George businessman Jack Renouf received superb care at Dixie Regional Medical Center’s NICU. Now a strapping 2-year-old, Jack’s grandson is the inspiration behind a generous $500,000 gift, which will consolidate high quality Women and Newborns Services as part of the hospital’s $300 million expansion project.
The Intermountain Kem Gardner Transformation Center will open on the Intermountain Medical Center campus in 2018.
  • The relationship between Smith’s Food and Drug and Primary Children’s Hospital dates back to founder Dee Smith, whose granddaughter was a heart patient. In 2016, Smith’s customers, vendors, and associates continued that legacy, giving $1.4 million to the hospital’s charity care program. With 24 years of annual fundraising for Primary Children’s, Smith’s cumulative giving exceeds an impressive $14 million.
  • A heart attack is often personally devastating. For businessman and grateful patient Dell Loy Hansen and his wife Lynnette, the experience prompted an extraordinary $4 million contribution. His gift is driving innovative cardiovascular research, dramatically improving treatment and clinical outcomes for thousands of heart patients.

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