Intermountain Healthcare opened its 120,000 square-foot Kem C. Gardner Intermountain Transformation Center at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah. It is home to multiple institutes and programs the company says are transforming the way medical care is provided to achieve the highest clinical quality at the lowest sustainable cost.
Intermountain’s Clinical Program leadership teams of scientists and doctors will work at the new facility to research, innovate and develop best practices to enhance care around the world. It features more than 1,500 active research studies in more than 20 clinical areas to help make medical discoveries that improve care and save lives.
The center will provide:
- Innovation and advancements in healthcare to create tools that better meet the needs of caregivers and patients. For example, with the Innovation Lab at the Transformation Center, 3D technology is being used to print copies of patient organs that lets clinicians gain additional insight into performing life-changing surgeries.
- Training to healthcare professionals from around the world. For example, the Intermountain Healthcare Delivery Institute, which relocated to the Transformation Center, has had more than 5,000 doctors, nurses, and others attend its courses.
- Leadership training courses for medical professionals. The Institute includes a simulation center where participants can practice leadership scenarios using simulation, and it will focus on improving leaders’ communication, teamwork, team engagement.
- Collaboration with healthcare leaders, where healthcare experts from around the world are invited to share ideas that improve healthcare for patients worldwide. The Center partnered with CHIME Innovation to collaborate with innovative healthcare IT leaders from across the globe.