Health Sciences Report Winter 2005

University Health Care-
Launched last July, University Health Care is More Than Just a New Name


University Health Care was launched officially last July. The new name and logo "provide a single and easily identifiable way to show how all of our services fit together," said Kim Wirthlin, associate vice president for health sciences marketing and communications.

"We’ve always been the cornerstone of Utah’s health care. We play an integral role by educating many of the state’s health-care providers," she noted. "We conduct research that benefits the entire health-care industry and serve as a resource to providers. Medical breakthroughs are made here.

"We recruit the best and brightest health-care professionals from all over the country to provide the highest level of care for our patients. We work together to solve every patient’s health-care problem.

"Most importantly, though," added Wirthlin, who is also U vice president for government relations, "we are 8,000 people strong: people with heart, conviction, and a dedicated desire to make others better."

What is University Health Care?

3 Hospitals—

  • University of Utah Hospital


  • Huntsman Cancer Hospital


  • University Neuropsychiatric Institute


80 Specialty Clinics, including—

  • Huntsman Cancer Institute


  • John A. Moran Eye Center


  • Burn Trauma Center


  • University Orthopaedic Center


  • University Spine Center


  • University Stroke Center


  • Utah Diabetes Center


9 Community Clinics and Health Centers along the Wasatch Front—

  • Greenwood Health Center, Midvale


  • Madsen Family Health Center, Salt Lake City


  • Parkway Health Center, Orem


  • Red Butte Health Center, Salt Lake City


  • Redstone Health Center, Park City


  • Stansbury Health Center, Stansbury Park


  • Sugar House Family Health Center, Salt Lake City


  • Westridge Health Center, West Valley City


University Health Care derives its strength and unique identity from the entire health sciences center:

School of Medicine, celebrating “A Century of Brilliance” in 2005— 900 clinical faculty physicians and 411 resident physicians provided care for 850,000 patient visits to University hospitals and clinics this year, in addition to teaching and conducting research;

College of Pharmacy—
68 faculty members teach and conduct extensive research in programs that include the Center for Controlled Chemical Delivery and the Anticonvulsant Drug Development Program;

College of Nursing—
63 faculty teachers and researchers prepare nursing educators, and provide care for the community through programs such as Hope and Comfort in Grief, and Supportive Care for Cancer;

College of Health—
91 faculty members teach more than 1,200 undergraduate and 365 graduate students, as well as conduct research; and

Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library—
Professional staff members provide information to students, faculty, staff, and the public, and the library serves as a regional medical library in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

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