The Garfield Memorial Hospital was built by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) starting in 1975 with a combination of fundraisers, direct donations, private donations, and government grants. However, before it was completed in 1976, the LDS Church divested itself of its hospitals and turned over operations to a newly formed nonprofit organization. This new organization, Intermountain Healthcare (but then known as Intermountain Health Care [IHC]), assumed the operations of fifteen hospitals in Utah, Southeastern Idaho, and Southwestern Wyoming, including the Garfield Memorial Hosptial. However, even though the hospital was operated by IHC, it was actually owned by Garfield County for its first decade. Notwithstanding, IHC obtained ownership for the second decade of operation before it reverted back to Garfield County in the year 2000. Despite the changes in ownership, it has been continually operated Intermountain Healthcare. In 1996 an addition wing was added to the original hospital.