LDS Hospital has a long tradition of quality healthcare dating back to 1905. It has since grown to a 220-bed, elite, full-service community hospital serving northern Salt Lake and southern Davis counties.

1905

W. H. Groves donated enough money to purchase the land that LDS Hospital was built on. Together with donations from the LDS Church, the hospital was completed in 1905 and opened as the W.H. Groves LDS Hospital. It had a nursing school and was an important training ground for many physicians.

1913 and 1929

Expansion of the original hospital.

1944

LDS Hospital established their first surgical and medical residencies in partnership with The University of Utah.

1954

World’s first medical computer developed at LDS Hospital and the first Newborn Intensive Care Unit is created.

1956

Utah’s first hospital volunteer auxiliary is created.

1974

Intermountain Healthcare takes of operation of the LDS Church’s 15 hospitals and commits to operate them as a nonprofit entity, serving the community’s needs.

1978

Life Flight Air Ambulance service created at LDS Hospital.

1979

First bone marrow transplant performed at LDS Hospital.

1983

First solid organ transplant performed at LDS Hospital.

1984

A new patient tower is built on the site, replacing the original LDS Hospital from 1905.

1985

First heart transplant performed at LDS Hospital.

1993

First artificial heart implant performed at LDS Hospital.

2005

LDS Hospital celebrates 100 years in the community.