Leadership Transition. Dr. Charles W. Sorenson retired as President and CEO, and Dr. A. Marc Harrison succeeded him in the role.

Stanford-Intermountain Collaboration. Stanford Medicine and Intermountain formed a collaboration to support innovative projects in research, patient care, and medical education.

3D Printing Aids Surgery. In a Utah medical first, doctors at Intermountain Medical Center printed and used a 3D kidney to help save a patient’s organ during a complicated tumor-removal procedure.

New Technology for Bladder Cancer Patients. Intermountain Medical Center became the first hospital in Utah and the Intermountain West to utilize a technology that improves detection of cancerous tumors in patients with bladder cancer.

Precision Medicine. Intermountain achieved several milestones related to precision medicine, including the launch of a new Intermountain-owned genomics research and testing company called Navican Genomics.

Other precision medicine developments at Intermountain included:

  • Participation in the White House Precision Medicine Initiative.
  • Intermountain leaders and researchers met with Vice President Joe Biden in Salt Lake City to discuss the administration’s “moonshot” effort to cure cancer, and Dr. Joshua Schiffman, a pediatric oncologist at Primary Children’s, became a founding member of a national Cancer MoonShot 2020 team aimed at speeding the progress of pediatric cancer treatments.
Key events for Intermountain in 2016 include a leadership transition and a collaboration with Stanford Medicine to support innovative projects in research, patient care, and medical education.

Supporting Healthy Communities through contributions and projects, including:

  • Contributions to Neuroworx and Safe Kids Utah.
  • A donation to the National Ability Center.
  • Collection of more than four tons of unused medications in secured medical drop boxes around Utah. Through our Community Pharmacies, we also provided access to Naloxone—a medication that can reverse the effects of opioids and prevent death from overdose—without a doctor’s prescription. Both initiatives are part of the Use Only As Directed campaign, a partnership between Intermountain, the state of Utah, and others.
  • Opening of the Move Well Studio at Intermountain’s Salt Lake Clinic.
  • Opening of “Healing Homes” for patients and their family members who travel for cancer care at the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at LDS Hospital.
  • Expansion of the Health Insurance Premium Support (HIPS) program through Intermountain Community Care Foundation and the Association for Utah Community Health.

Progress on new facilities and services projects includes:

  • Construction continued on the Utah Valley Hospital replacement project.
  • Work began on an expansion project at Dixie Regional Medical Center.
  • An expansion was completed at Park City Hospital.
  • The Riverton Hospital Outpatient Services Center opened.
  • Construction commenced on patient/clinic towers at Alta View Hospital.
  • Progress was made on construction of a new hospital and medical office building in Layton.
  • Intermountain Connect Care® launched.
  • The Utah Valley Hospital Primary Children’s Network was formed.
  • A cancer immunotherapy program was implemented at Intermountain Cancer Centers.
  • The Intermountain Foundation received a $20 million donation from philanthropist and former Board Chair Kem Gardner toward construction of a new healthcare.
  • Transformation Center on the Intermountain Medical Center campus.