The Intermountain Gardner Transformation Center will be the home for institutes that train healthcare leaders seeking to transform the way care is provided in the U.S. and around the world, achieving the highest clinical quality at the lowest sustainable cost.

Intermountain broke ground on the 120,000-square-foot Transformation Center on January 25, 2017. The Center will be located on the Intermountain Medical Center campus in Murray. Construction of the four-story facility will be completed in 2018. The Center is designed to be the center of Intermountain’s focus on transforming healthcare in ways that are patient-focused and that consistently provide the best clinical outcomes at sustainable costs.

Construction was made possible by a generous gift from Utah philanthropists Kem and Carolyn Gardner, who contributed $20 million to the Center. At the groundbreaking event, Kem challenged others in the community to give to the Center as well, noting that Utah is unique in its generous spirit.

Programs Within the Gardner Transformation Center

The Transformation Center will be the base for a number of programs, including:

  • Intermountain Healthcare Leadership Institute. Led by Charles Sorenson, MD, former President and CEO of Intermountain, the Leadership Institute will offer multi-day leadership courses to senior-level healthcare physician leaders and administrators in the U.S. and other countries.
  • Intermountain Healthcare Delivery Institute. Led by Todd L. Allen MD and Raj Srivastava MD, Intermountain’s Chief Quality Officer, this Institute has trained nearly 5,000 senior physician, nursing, and administrative executives, drawn from around the world, in clinical management methods. The Institute also has nearly 50 “sister” training programs in eight countries.
  • Homer Warner Center for Informatics Research. Named after Homer R. Warner, MD, a founder of the field of medical informatics, this center supports Intermountain’s advanced information systems that help caregivers improve medical delivery and outcomes.
  • Clinical Programs and other research and innovation programs. With more than 1,500 active research studies in more than 20 clinical areas, Intermountain is equipped to make medical discoveries that improve care and save lives.