MURRAY — Intermountain Medical Center, Utah's largest and busiest hospital, has cared for 6.3 million patients in the decade since its opening in October 2007.
Among those served are 50,644 new babies who were born at the flagship hospital of Intermountain Healthcare and 848,940 patients seen in the emergency room, according to Intermountain data released in anticipation of the milestone celebration on Sunday.
"We're excited to celebrate Intermountain Medical Center's impact in the lives of everyone we serve — our patients, our community and each member of our team," said hospital administrator Joe Mott. "Our people have built a strong, influential foundation that's made us very successful since we opened, and which positions us to become one of America's best hospitals going forward."Comment on this story
In its 10 years of operation, the hospital has earned accolades from a number of organizations across the country, and its researchers have published hundreds of studies. Surgeons have accomplished hundreds of transplants at the hospital, including nine artificial hearts and 6,000 pacemakers implanted.
They and their colleagues at the hospital have performed 82,430 inpatient surgeries and 143,140 outpatient; dosed more than 30 million medications, performed 190 million lab tests, tossed 24 million syringes and discarded 21 million tissues.
— Wendy Leonard