On June 24, 2017 the third phase of Intermountain Saving Lives exhibit will open at Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum. In 2006 Intermountain Healthcare donated a Life Flight helicopter for an exhibit called Saving Lives from the Sky. In August 2013, the exhibit was updated to include a Primary Children’s Hospital Emergency Department, featuring interactive areas for triage, imaging, dress up, charge nurse, and surgery. It was renamed Saving Lives. The exhibit is expanding once again to include three additional experiences housed in an entire new building —the Intermountain Life Flight Rescue Hangar.
The Intermountain Life Flight Rescue Hangar has several new interactives where children can discover the supporting roles of a rescue team including a flight simulation experience with two flight missions to rescue an injured hiker or snowboarder, a hoist activity with two missions to secure and transport and injured hiker or snowboarder to Primary Children’s Hospital, and a mechanic’s shed activity, complete with an authentic helicopter engine and toddler activities.
“Intermountain Life Flight’s goal is to provide the community we serve with access to excellent, safe, rapid, and cost-effective healthcare during transport. We recognize that this happens during a time when our patients are at their most vulnerable and family members are often frightened and overwhelmed. Whether we travel by helicopter, airplane, or ground ambulance, we will do everything we can to provide a healing environment to those entrusted to our care,” said Pamela Moore, Executive Director for Intermountain Life Flight.
“Thanks to our long-time community partnership with Intermountain Healthcare, we are thrilled to unveil the latest addition of the Saving Lives exhibit, which provides children and families additional educational opportunities and learning through play,” explains Discovery Gateway’s Executive Director Laurie Hopkins.
The expanded exhibit will also feature picnic tables, additional benches for seating, and sunshades to allow for a comfortable place for museum visitors to rest and enjoy a refreshment.
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About Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum
Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum is located in downtown Salt Lake City at 444 West 100 South and is a contemporary discovery center offering 60,000 square feet of interactive, hands-on fun. The engaging workshops, programs, and exhibits invite the whole family to create, learn, and play together. It is the mission of Discovery Gateway to inspire children of all ages and abilities to imagine, discover, and connect with their world to make a difference. For information, please call (801) 456-5437, or visit us at www.DiscoveryGateway.org .
About Intermountain Healthcare
Intermountain Healthcare is a not-for-profit health system based in Salt Lake City. Recognized for its excellent clinical care and low costs, Intermountain strives to help people live the healthiest lives possible.