Sunday, October 29, is the 10th anniversary of when Intermountain Medical Center opened its doors and began service patients. 

The hospital's first patient was Jenessa Nagel, one of three triplets in LDS Hospital's Newborn ICU, who flew in on a Life Flight helicopter and checked in at 6:17 a.m. Her brother and sister, Natalia and Conner, arrived on a follow-up flight. The hospital's first non-scheduled arrival arrived in between the triplets - a man came into the brand new emergency department at 6:18 a.m. with chest pains.

At the end of the first day, 164 patients were in the new hospital, including 113 who had come from LDS Hospital and 51 from Cottonwood Hospital, which closed on October 29, 2007. The first baby born at Intermountain Medical Center was born at 11:56 a.m. 

Numeric highlights of the last 10 years

Here are some key Intermountain Medical Center accomplishments from October 2007 to today:

  • Total patients served: 6,326,824
  • Total inpatients served: 299,908
  • Total outpatients served: 6,026,916
  • Births: 50,644
  • Outpatient surgeries: 143,140
  • Inpatient surgeries: 82,430
  • Emergency visits: 848,940
  • ICU patients: 55,661
  • Imaging procedures: 2,018,416
  • Total transplant surgeries: 1,409 (which includes 353 livers, 849 kidneys, 56 kidneys/pancreas, 2 pancreases, and 149 hearts)
  • Total artificial hearts implanted: 9
  • Left-ventricular assist devices implanted: 180
  • Does of medication administered: 30,574,295
  • Lab tests performed: 190,000,000
  • Patients transported to or from the hospital by Life Flight: 8,560
  • Pacemakers implemented: 6,000
  • Pounds of linen used: 26,956,280
  • Facial tissues used: 26,956,280
  • Diapers used: 4,336,336
  • Syringes used: 24,580,463
  • Miles walked by employees while delivering equipment: 73,737 (which equals 2.96 times around the earth)
  • Sheets of copy paper used: 1,387,744,071 (which would circle the earth 9.67 times, laid end to end)