Striving for Health and Healing
Health is the natural desire of all people—the state of body and mind that allows us, to the best of our abilities, to pursue our life goals. When our health is at its best, we’re able to engage our talents, enjoy the company of friends and family, and work to our highest abilities. When we’re sick or injured, it can seem that the world shrinks to the size of our problem—which then seems to touch every aspect of our lives.
At Intermountain Healthcare, our mission is to help people live the healthiest lives possible. This begins with outreach to try to prevent illness and injury. By providing resources and encouragement, we work to empower people to become actively engaged in advancing and maintaining the best health possible.
When health issues arise and people need medical care, we offer the highest levels of clinical excellence and innovation, delivering our care with sensitivity and compassion. We draw on the full power of medicine to help our patients attain the best possible outcomes. In situations where life cannot be preserved, we seek to provide healing experiences to comfort and support our patients and their loved ones.
As a not-for-profit organization with a mission to help others, we care about people while we care for people. As engaged members of our communities, we work with other providers, agencies, and organizations to ensure people have convenient and affordable access to health services.
In 2015, Intermountain Healthcare marks its 40th anniversary. Our aspiration is to provide extraordinary care, in all its dimensions, to those we serve. Our organization has learned much in the last four decades, and we continue to look for ways to improve in our service to others. We promise to continue to strive to promote health and healing for those who depend on us.
Chairman of Intermountain Healthcare
Charles W. Sorenson, MD
President and CEO
Helping people live the healthiest lives possible
Be a model health system by providing extraordinary care and superior service at an affordable cost
Clinical Excellence: We deliver outstanding clinical care in a consistent, coordinated way—always improving through evidence-based practice.
Patient Engagement: We provide a compassionate healing experience, fully involving patients in clinical and financial decisions about their healthcare and encouraging them to take responsibility for healthy life choices.
Operational Effectiveness: We are wise and innovative stewards of our resources and maintain the financial stability necessary to meet our high standards of quality and affordability.
Physician Engagement: We respect the professional and clinical skills of our physician colleagues and engage them in teams that help us deliver optimal outcomes and best serve our patients.
Community Stewardship: We help meet the diverse healthcare needs of our communities by providing excellent care at the lowest appropriate cost, regardless of the patient’s ability to pay. This is an important part of our strong not-for-profit heritage.
Employee Engagement: We honor the noble cause that inspires us as Intermountain colleagues. Together, we create a workplace that is built on our values, attracts and rewards caring and talented individuals, and engages us to live lives that are connected, balanced, secure, and healthy.
Integrity: We are principled, honest, and ethical, and we do the right thing for those we serve.
Trust: We count on and support one another individually and as team members.
Excellence: We perform at the highest level, always learning and looking for ways to improve.
Accountability: We accept responsibility for our actions, attitudes, and health.
Mutual Respect: We embrace diversity and treat one another with dignity and empathy.