Foundation News

Stay current on things happening at Intermountain Foundation and how we support local hospitals and Intermountain Healthcare's mission through philanthropy.


Dell Loy Hansen Gift Funds Heart Study

New Intermountain Study Aims to Determine the Most Effective Method to Identify People at Risk for Heart Disease Before They Ever Develop Problems
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Dell Loy Hansen Gift Funds Heart Study

Intermountain Healthcare’s Primary Promise is being recognized in Fast Company’s 2022 World Changing Ideas Awards (WCI).
AHP High Performer 2021 Report on Giving

Dell Loy Hansen Gift Funds Heart Study

For the ninth consecutive year, Intermountain Foundation has achieved High Performer Status in the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy’s (AHP) 2021 Report on Giving.
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Foundation Announces New Board Leadership

New leadership was recently announced by Intermountain Healthcare Foundation to lead the Intermountain Foundation Board of Trustees. 

Repeat Award - AHP High Performer

For the fourth consecutive year, Intermountain Foundation has been honored by the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) for its exemplary performance in raising funds for its local communities’ health needs.

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Building a Global DNA Database for Future Genetic Discoveries

Learn about GeneRosity Registry, a global DNA database that was funded by Intermountain Research and Medical Foundation, a part of Intermountain Foundation.

Power of Music Therapy

Primary Children's Hospital's Music Therapy program is funded by Intermountain Foundation at Primary Children's Hospital. Meet a patient who benefited from this incredible program, and learn why Music Therapy is so effective in the helaing process.

From Victim to Teen Advocate

Teenager Shawnee Thompson was bullied at school, to the point that she became suicidal. Shawnee regained her strength and turned her life around after receiving treatment at McKay-Dee Hospital. Learn more about her amazing life story.
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Hyundai Hope on Wheels Gift

Intermountain Foundation at Primary Children’s Hospital received a grant from Hyundai Hope on Wheels, a not-for-profit organization that is committed to finding a cure for childhood cancer. 

New Intermountain Transformation Center Receives $20 Million Pledge

Utah philanthropist Kem Gardner will donate $20 million to the Intermountain Foundation toward the construction of the Intermountain Transformation Center.

Cutting Edge Cancer Treatment

The Ray and Tye Noorda Foundation recently awarded $338,000 through the Intermountain Foundation to the Cancer Center at American Fork Hospital to make available a cutting-edge form of radiation therapy called High-dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy.

Nurse Turns Loss Into Hope

After losing her husband to cancer, Nurse Holly Ashworth is committed to helping make life better for other families of cancer patients.

Legacy of Life a Great Success

The Legacy of Life Gala is presented by the Intermountain Research and Medical Foundation. This annual event is a celebration that also raises funds to support the advancement of cardiovascular and pulmonary health through clinical research that leads to clinical application.
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Generous Gift Pays It Forward

Cancer research at Dixie Regional Medical Center, located in St. George, Utah, has received a generous planned gift, facilitated through Intermountain Foundation at Dixie Regional Medical Center.
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Intermountain Foundation Named 'High Performer’

Intermountain Foundation has been honored by the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) for its exemplary performance in raising funds for its local communities’ health needs. 

California Leader Named to Leadership Position

Intermountain Foundation at Primary Children’s Hospital has named Janet DeWolfe, FAHP, CFRE, as Regional Chief Development Officer.


Ending Prostate Cancer

When a prominent Utah business leader was diagnosed with prostate cancer, he sought care at Intermountain Healthcare Cancer Center and paid it forward with a generous philanthropic gift.

NICU Gift: Helping the Smallest Patients

After their great-grandaughter received extraordinary care at Dixie Regional Medical Center's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), DeVon and Carol Armstrong decided to include a gift for the NICU in their will.

Hot Air Balloons Inspire Lofty Gift

Heather Kahlert, vice president of the Kahlert Family Foundation, was inspired to make a generous donation to Utah Valley Hospital after seeing the construction during a hot air balloon festival.


New Blood Cancer Therapy Clinic

After James Loveland passed away from acute myeloid leukemia, his wife Lynnette generously gave $1.5 million to build a state-of-the-art blood cancer clinic at LDS Hospital.

Trustee’s Fall Inspires Ongoing Support

After John Ames got into a serious accident, he trusted his life to Dixie Regional Medical Center. He appreciated the care so much that he and his wife have become generous donors.
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Legacy of Life Recipient Kent Jones

Dr. Kent Jones, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon of Intermountain Heart Institute was presented with an award at the 2017 Legacy of Life Dinner & Gala.

Elephants May Unlock Clues to Pediatric Cancers

Why is there such a low rate of cancer in elephants? Elephants have up to 40 copies of a gene named TP53, which fights cancers and other cell abnormalities. Humans have only two copies of this gene.

David Flood Named Foundation President

David Flood has been named President of the Intermountain Foundation at Intermountain Healthcare.