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Atrial Fibrillation significantly increases a person's risk of serious complications and death from COVID-19, Intermountain study finds

| Nov 29, 2021 | Utah

A new study from researchers at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City finds that patients with atrial fibrillation, the most common type of heart arrhythmia in adults, are at significantly higher risk to experience serious complications from COVID-19 illness. The study found that patients with a history of atrial fibrillation who...[ Read More ]

Expansions to Utah Fetal Center centralize specialized maternal care

| Nov 10, 2021 | Utah

Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital and the University of Utah Health announced the opening of the Utah Fetal Center’s new “state-of-the-art” care center within the hospital. The center aims to give mothers and their children “highly-specialized care” for children with complex conditions while in the womb.  The center’s mission is to...[ Read More ]

Intermountain Healthcare announces transformative workforce education program with InStride

| Nov 4, 2021 | Utah

Intermountain Healthcare has launched a strategic workforce education program to invest in the development of their caregivers (employees) and communities. Through a new partnership with InStride, Intermountain caregivers will have access – at no cost – to a wide array of online degrees, credentials, and diplomas for in-demand and future...[ Read More ]

Intermountain is postponing all non-urgent procedures requiring a hospital admission

| Sep 10, 2021 | Utah

COVID-19 cases have continued to significantly increase in Utah—resulting in consistently high volumes in hospital ICUs and acute care units across our system. Our teams are overwhelmed and we’re running out of staffed beds for patients. We are at a critical point where we must take further action to support...[ Read More ]

Intermountain Healthcare postpones elective and non-emergent procedures

| Aug 18, 2021 | Utah

Intermountain Healthcare announced it would postpone elective and non-emergent surgeries and procedures on Monday due to capacity issues from increasing COVID-19 hospitalizations.      Intermountain said this decision was:  “An effort to maintain a safe environment and ensure each patient receives the best care possible.”  Hospitals will conduct reviews of...[ Read More ]

Intermountain webinar gives COVID-19 update after the holiday weekend in Utah

| Jul 28, 2021 | Utah

Intermountain Healthcare hosted a webinar on Monday to give an update on the status of COVID-19 after the Pioneer Day holiday weekend in Utah. Dr. Taki May, medical director of Logan Regional Hospital and health care hospitalist, discussed breakthrough cases, symptoms and suggestions regarding the Delta variant, and recommended precautions...[ Read More ]