Intermountain Medical Center’s specialized infectious disease team works to prevent, control, and treat infections in the hospital and throughout the community.

Our Work

  • Consult with bedside physicians about patients who have infectious diseases and make recommendations regarding their care.
  • Prevent infectious disease inside and outside of the hospital setting by promoting and consulting on vaccinations, pre-operative antibiotics, other antibiotics, and the implementation of evidence-based policies and procedures aimed at reducing hospital-acquired infections.
  • Monitor patients with infectious diseases and those who care for them.
  • Implement procedures and educate staff about the safest and most effective way to treat patients.
  • Develop strategies and campaigns to prevent hospital-acquired infections and encourage proper safety measures at the bedside.
  • Educate healthcare workers about safety precautions such as handwashing and appropriate use of gloves, gowns, and masks.
  • They monitor staff to ensure compliance with regulations from the Centers for Disease Control, Joint Commission, OSHA, and other regulatory agencies.

The Result

  • Patients and employees are protected.
  • Disease is prevented.
  • Medical outcomes improve.
  • Healthcare costs are reduced.