Flu Vaccine Update: The Mist, Missed

By Tamara Sheffield, MD
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We are in the heat of summer, so Flu Season is probably far down on the list of health concerns at the moment. However, important news from the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) came out on June 22, 2016 when it reported that FluMist (LAIV) should NOT be used for the 2016-2017 Flu Season.

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.


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.

Annual Report: Georgia's Story

By Intermountain Healthcare
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Being a toddler battling leukemia isn’t easy. Primary Children’s Hospital is working closely with physicians in communities throughout our service area to help children receive optimal care — close to their homes when possible.