The Utah Valley Healthcare Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the quality of patient care in our local hospitals and improving the health of those living in our communities. We support Utah Valley Hospital, Orem Community Hospital, American Fork Hospital, and associated clinics.

We are committed to Intermountain Healthcare's mission: Helping people live the healthiest lives possible SM.

Although our mission may be simple, the resources required to fulfill it in our growing community requires commitment and dedication. Continuing in the tradition of the founders of the hospitals, we look to our generous community for ongoing philanthropic support.

Our Legacy of Giving

The legacy of giving started in the 1930s, when the Great Depression was ending and World War II was commencing. The people of Provo had a goal of constructing the first state-of-the-art medical facility. Through the help of more than 4,000 donors, $90,000 was raised for the hospital fund. During the same era, the community in American Fork, including citizens, school board members, and city leaders, worked together to raise the funds and provide the facility that became the first American Fork Hospital.

That legacy continued. Women in the community supplied food and washed linens for patients. Many others, once again, pitched in needed funds to expand the hospitals for the growing and vibrant community.

Through the years, thanks to the generosity of people in Utah County, capital projects have been completed like:

  • the Huntsman-Intermountain Cancer Center at American Fork Hospital.
  • the ER/Trauma Center at Utah Valley.
  • the Pediatric Rehabilitation Center at Orem Community.
  • a new building for Emergency and Surgical Services at American Fork Hospital.
  • the Level II Nursey Expansion at Orem Community Hospital.
  • the renovation and expansion of the Newborn Intensive Care Unit and Labor and Delivery Services at Utah Valley Hospital.

Medical equipment and supplies have been purchased and those who could not otherwise afford medical treatment have been cared for.

In 1975 the LDS Church divested its interest in hospitals. Intermountain Healthcare, a charitable, not-for-profit organization was created to operate the hospitals as a system on behalf of the communities they served, with a charge to not turn away any patient who lacked the ability to pay.

This history of giving is carried on today through contributions such as volunteering, in-kind donations, and gifts of all types of assets and cash. These generous donations allow us to provide extraordinary healthcare to all without regard for financial capabilities. We invite you to be a part of this wonderful legacy of giving.

Our Team

Joey Hansen
Regional Chief Development Officer, South Region
Philip Barker
Major/Planned Gifts Director
Ginger Moulton
Major/Planned Gifts Director
Dennis Morganson
Development Officer
Sandra Freeze
Foundation Office Coordinator

Community Board

  • Janell Anderson
  • Steven Badger
  • Colleen Bigler
  • Jane Carlile
  • Shirley Casper
  • Vance Checketts
  • Robert S. Collins
  • John R. Curtis
  • Joey Hansen
  • Henry E. Heilesen
  • Sarah Holmes
  • Derek Marshall
  • Jack May
  • Allen Ostergar
  • Todd Pedersen
  • Robin Smilanich
  • Steve Smoot
  • Eric Weight