Brian's comments above are clearly those of someone who is very uninformed about what Intermountain Healthcare does, and the services it provides.
Intermountain Healthcare is one of the lowest costing healthcare systems in this entire country.
They do receive tax breaks for being a non-profit hospital organization. A hospital that gave 352,887,953 in charity care in 2015, deserves a tax break in my books.
Please do not use one bad situation you may have had, due to insurance or whatever issues you had, cause you create a greatly unjust review of an otherwise extraordinary company.
This is a group that hides behind a nonprofit status for tax breaks. Yet, they are as expensive as any medical group and they provide some of the worst care you could find in this country.
My experience with Intermountain has been extremely positive. I've had two children delivered at their hospitals. Both times the experience has been wonderful. I've had to use their ER's several times, again the care has been fantastic. Nobody likes the high costs of health care. It is expensive everywhere, but when I compare the health care costs I had in Las Vegas to similar costs in at Intermountain. Intermountain is much lower--with better care. Thanks Intermountain
I want to thank Intermountain Healthcare for saving my dad's life. He had major surgery at McKay Dee in Ogden, Utah and has been able to enjoy life again. All this after wasting about 2 years with Ogden Regional. Thank you, Intermountain.
When President Obama recently praised Intermountain Healthcare as a good example of how to provide high quality healthcare at a lower cost, I was not surprised. Our own experiences have proven this to be true. In fact, my daughter would not be alive today had it not been for the incredible efforts provided by a team of highly skilled clinicians working to save her. She was born two months premature at 2 1/2 pounds and her world existed within the walls of the the newborn intensive care unit at an Intermountain hospital. Much care was given to every aspect of her medical treatment, and it was very gratifying to me as a young mother to see that the staff were as concerned about her comfort and survival as I was. Today she is a young woman herself, and she actually worked at that same Intermountain hospital as a phlebotomist while attending college. And her favorite place to work? Why, the NICU, providing that same tender care to the tiny babies that she had received so many years before.
All five of my children were born at Intermountain Healthcare hospitals, and that experience was top-notch. Of course, like most kids, over the years they've had their share of bumps and bruises, and we've had many visits to Intermountain hospitals and clinics for care. In particular, I greatly appreciated the caring and expertise from the doctors and nurses when my son broke his femur and was hospitalized for a week. From the surgery to the follow-up physicial therapy, everything was great. I feel like they care about my health personally. As a woman, there are screenings that I need on a regular basis. I like getting a reminder letter and phone call to get me in for these important tests. Although I've always been insured when I've used their services, I appreciate the fact that they offer charitable services to many in my community. I personally know of several people who have been the recipients of their generous financial assistance. I'm not originally from Utah and I've experienced healthcare in other parts of the nation. My perception is that I have it far better here for healthcare than in other places in the U.S.
Must see documentary snippett filmed at Harvard Law School about one of the most egregious charitable health care providers, Intermountain Health Care in Utah. http://www.sybervision.com/sadbully/sadprivate/ewarren.htm This tax-exempt business is the leading cause of Utah's #1 ranking of personal bankruptcies. It is a predatory wolf masquerading as an angel of mercy. It overcharges the uninsured by as much as 400% of what they charge insured, aggressively pursues collections, gets liens and wage garnishments and when they drive a family into bankruptcy or a family can't pay, they write off the uncollectible inflated debt as charity care. What a scam. It uses its war chest of hundreds of millions of dollars to buy off the local media with millions of advertising (television, radio, newspaper, billboard), stack its board with executives of major media and legislators, buys off leading politicians with donations and junkets, and invests in major local law firms to make sure these firms cannot represent plaintiffs who sue for malpractice. It's executives receive 7 figure salaries and 8 figure retirements. It's not a charitable hospital but a corrupt tax-exempt scam.