INTERMOUNTAIN - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/INTERMOUNTAIN News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Op-ed: S.L. meeting shows Utah’s leadership in health care efficiency http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58403645-82/health-care-utah-intermountain.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58403645-82/health-care-utah-intermountain.html.csp">Op-ed: S.L. meeting shows Utah’s leadership in health care efficiency</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brent C. James</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T17:28:01.538-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 05:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">On Sept. 16-17 the Board of Directors of the prestigious Massachusetts-based Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) will be in Salt Lake City for meetings at Intermountain Healthcare. IHI is renowned for its leadership around the world in improving health care systems, yet its visit is one of many examples of health care leaders who travel to Utah to learn more about how the state provides effective and efficient care for patients. Utah is particularly well-known for its medical research, b...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58403645@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:28:01 MDT Intermountain debuts more comfortable MRI http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58293772-78/mri-patients-center-machine.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58293772-78/mri-patients-center-machine.html.csp">Intermountain debuts more comfortable MRI</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Danielle Manley</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T20:57:12.099-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 08:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Julie Winkler relaxed in a room with glowing blue walls, soothing music and a slide show of aquarium-themed photos on Wednesday. She wasn’t in a spa or watching a movie — she was getting an MRI. A new magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, machine at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray has a wider diameter tube and can scan people who weigh up to 500 pounds, instead of the typical 350-pound limit. The new MRI suite allows patients to change the colors of the walls, play music and watch a movie ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58293772@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 20:57:12 MDT Logan woman becomes first Utah patient to get tiny new pacemaker http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58276080-78/device-pacemaker-heart-implanted.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58276080-78/device-pacemaker-heart-implanted.html.csp">Logan woman becomes first Utah patient to get tiny new pacemaker</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Danielle Manley</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-11T21:53:25.432-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 09:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A Logan woman and her cardiologist said Monday that a new, small pacemaker that keeps her heart beating steadily was implanted without surgery two weeks ago at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray. Susan Thomas, 72, became the first patient in Utah to receive the new pacemaker, a Nanostim pacing device. The pacemaker is in clinical trials and has not yet been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Intermountain is seeking other candidates who want to participate. But Thomas is already a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58276080@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 21:53:25 MDT