“We are at the absolute best stage of preparing to open a new Primary Children’s hospital in Lehi, Utah.”

—Lisa Paletta, Administrator, Primary Children’s Hospital Miller Campus in Lehi

Lisa Paletta at Primary Children
Lisa Paletta at the Primary Children's Hospital Miller Campus construction site in May 2023 

This expansion is historic for patients and families, but also for caregivers throughout Intermountain Children’s Health. It’s a key component of our plan to create a national model for children’s health that will enhance the well-being of children in Utah and surrounding states for generations to come.

We are at the absolute best stage of preparing to open a new Primary Children’s hospital in Lehi, Utah. It's time to hire amazing caregivers! 

The Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital, Larry H. and Gail Miller Family Campus in Lehi will open in early 2024 but we’re hiring now. Our first hiring event will be at Thanksgiving Point on June 7 and we are continuously posting new openings on the Miller campus website.

This will be the first new children’s hospital to open in Primary Children’s six-state service area in more than 100 years—it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. As we expand, some experienced caregivers will move to the Lehi campus from other locations, and we will need to hire new caregivers at all our locations. I hope you will share this opportunity to join Intermountain Children’s Health with your friends and colleagues. In many cases, there are even referral bonuses available.

We’re looking for new and experienced caregivers who are willing to engage both their minds and their hearts. If our philosophy “The Child First and Always” resonates with you, then we would love to have you join our team!

I'm excited about the talented and servant-oriented leadership team we've recruited so far for the new campus. These are leaders who lead with love, with a genuine concern for others, empathy, and generosity.

Lisa Paletta, Hospital Administrator Chris Miller, Medical Director David Hurst, Nurse Administrator Lisa Vitkus, Operations Officer Ryan Christensen, Operations Officer Trevor Slater-Administrative Director Jeff Burgess, Finance Manager Gail Burns, HR Business Partner Dan Stoddard, Continuous Improvement Mark Hodgkinson, Clinic Director Trevor Watson April Young-Bennett/MARCOM

* Note that some members of the Lehi Administrative Council will support Children's Health more broadly, in addition to the Miller campus.

Leadership Team

  • Jodi Alama, Clinic Manager/Ambulatory
  • Whitney Bell, Med Surg Manager
  • Sabrina Boehme, Pharmacy Director
  • Brian Bowles, Clinical Engineering
  • Ken Casper, Facilities Manager
  • Lindsay Curtis, PICU Manager
  • Julianne Ehlers, Emergency Management Program Coordinator
  • Felicia Francom, Inpatient Behavioral Health Manager
  • Jamie Fontenot, Oncology Clinic and Infusion Center Nurse Manager
  • Taylor Goodman, Lab Manager
  • Jeff Johnson, ED Trauma Manager
  • Tade Karratti, Inventory Operations Manager
  • Jodie Kasteler, Nurse Manager OR
  • Brittney Robison, NICU Manager
  • Ashley Schlaich, Pediatric Behavioral Health Director
  • McCall Shugars, Observation Manager
  • Janice Southern, Education Manager
  • Cari Stilson, CP Manager
  • Chelsee Telford, Imaging Manager
  • Kelly Warner, Rehab Manager

May 2023 lehi Primary Children's Hospital campus construction and rendering

The Miller campus will serve the fastest-growing pediatric population in Utah. It’s located in Lehi, which is the 11th fastest growing city in the United States. Having a sick child is hard enough, so we’re trying to ease the burden of traveling for families.  

Our comprehensive infrastructure will be in place to function as a Level II Pediatric Trauma Center, which will be the first and only pediatric trauma center in the Utah County and South Salt Lake County area. When kids are injured, local families will be able to get specialized pediatric trauma care quickly and closer to home.  

I’m particularly excited about how the Miller campus will address the continuum of behavioral health needs at one centralized location. We'll have an inpatient behavioral health unit, observation beds, and a behavioral health crisis center for immediate crisis services. Additionally, we will have an intensive outpatient program and partial hospitalization program, which are alternative and complimentary to inpatient psychiatric care, with more intensive treatment during the day but without overnight stays. We’ll also offer outpatient therapy and clinic visits right there at the same location. We’re bringing the comprehensive, pediatric, clinical specialized care you would find at our Salt Lake campus and Wasatch Canyons Behavioral Health campus altogether under one roof in Lehi. 

To ensure the patients at the Miller campus receive the same nationally recognized care, we have one Primary Children's medical staff, with many providers going between the Lehi and Salt Lake campuses. We’ll also have many of the same patients, as kids receive certain kinds of specialty care at the Salt Lake campus but can receive follow-up care at Lehi, closer to their homes. We've been intentional about the design; the look and feel inside this campus will be like the Salt Lake campus. We want it to be a Primary Children's experience for the child and family regardless of where they receive care.

I’m grateful to the many Intermountain Health Primary Children's providers and caregivers, University of Utah providers, other affiliate providers and patient families who have helped us design this building to best meet the needs of our young patients. Jacobson, our builder, has been incredible to keep us on schedule, and shares our vision to build an amazing facility that represents the compassionate care that will be delivered inside. I’m excited to share our new campus with you. 


enny Workman

Lisa Paletta, DNP, MPA, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE
Administrator, Primary Children’s Hospital