University of Utah Hospital

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University of Utah Hospital
University of Utah Health Care
University of Utah Hospital in 2009.JPG
Geography
Location Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Coordinates 40°46′18″N 111°50′12″W / 40.77167°N 111.83667°W / 40.77167; -111.83667Coordinates: 40°46′18″N 111°50′12″W / 40.77167°N 111.83667°W / 40.77167; -111.83667
Organization
Care system Public
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university University of Utah
Patron None
Services
Standards DNV Healthcare accreditation
Emergency department Level I trauma center
Beds 425
History
Founded 1965
Links
Website http://healthcare.utah.edu/hospital/index.html
Lists Hospitals in Utah

The University of Utah Hospital is a research and teaching hospital on the campus of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. It serves as a major regional referral center for Utah and the surrounding states of Idaho, Nevada, Wyoming, Montana and New Mexico. University of Utah Health Care is praised for the following specialties: cardiology, geriatrics, gynecology, pediatrics, rheumatology, pulmonology, neurology, oncology, orthopedics, and ophthalmology.

Mission statement[edit]

University of Utah Hospital's goal is to continually improve individual and community health and quality of life through patient care, education, and research. To accomplish this, the Hospital provides compassionate care without compromise, educates scientists and health care professionals for the future, and engages in research to advance knowledge and well-being.[1]

History[edit]

In 1965, the hospital, today housing clinics and the School of Medicine, opened its doors.[2]

In 1982, Barney Clark received the world's first permanently implanted artificial heart, the Jarvik-7, during an operation performed by William C. DeVries, M.D.[3]

In September 1981, an expansion to the old building was dedicated.

In 2001 the hospital was named as the Intermountain West's first nationally certified Level 1 Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons.[4]

In July 2007 the George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Critical Care Pavilion, an addition to the hospital was opened. A new $200-million patient care pavilion, with space for an additional 100 private patient rooms, was dedicated in July 2009.[5]

Mario R. Capecchi, Ph.D. won the 2007 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine as a University of Utah gene targeting pioneer.[6]

Medical campus[edit]

The University of Utah Health Sciences medical campus houses the School of Medicine, Intermountain Burn Unit, Huntsman Cancer Institute, Moran Eye Center, University Orthopaedic Center, University Neuropsychiatric Institute, and Primary Children's Medical Center, the only children's hospital in Utah. Primary Children's Hospital, though linked to the University of Utah Health Care is owned and operated by Intermountain Health Care (Select Care).

As part of that system, University Hospitals & Clinics relies on more than 1,100 board-certified physicians, 10 community clinics, and several specialty centers, including the Cardiovascular Center, the Clinical Neurosciences Center, and the Utah Diabetes Center.[7]

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