3D Printed Kidney Saves Patient's Organ

By Donovan C. Baltich
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Doctors at Intermountain Medical Center printed and use a 3D kidney to help save a patient's organ during a complicated tumor-removal procedure.

The 3D-printed model allowed doctors to study the patient’s kidney in 3D to determine how to best remove the tumor as it was located in a precarious location adjacent to vital arteries and veins. Thanks to the 3D-printed model of the organ, doctors were able to maneuver around those sensitive areas and successfully remove the tumor and ultimately save the patient’s kidney.

Intermountain Healthcare Featured in Harvard Business Review

By Brad Gillman
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A new article highlighting Intermountain Healthcare’s effort to reduce costs and change the way healthcare is provided was featured this June in the nationally renowned Harvard Business Review. The article was authored by Intermountain’s Brent James, Intermountain’s Chief Quality Officer, and Gregory Poulsen, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer.


Four Ways to Keep Your Children's Brains Active During the Summer

By Brad Gillman
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School is out for summer. Kids have spent the last nine months cramming as much knowledge as they can into their developing brains. Yet they can lose a lot of those new skills during the lull of the summertime.

“There are all sorts of studies that talk about kids losing skills over the summer if they don’t continue to practice what they learned from the previous year,” said Jody Triptow, education specialist at Primary Children’s Hospital.

Reading fluency and comprehension as well as math literacy and skills are some areas that can slip during this time. Here are four ways to keep your children intellectually active.