University of Utah Hospital

The University of Utah Hospital, or simply University Hospital, is a research and academic medical facility in Salt Lake City.  Located on the campus of the University of Utah, this hospital is the only academic-centered hospital in the Intermountain West and therefore serves as a major referral center for all of Utah as well as surrounding states, including Idaho, Nevada, Wyoming, Montana, and New Mexico. 

University Hospital is the central facility in the overall University of Utah Health Care system, which contains three other hospitals and ten neighborhood health centers.  The other hospitals in the University of Utah Health Care system include the Huntsman Cancer Institute, the University Orthopaedic Center, and the University Neuropsychiatric Center.

Opened in 1965, University Hospital is the original of the four hospitals in the University of Utah Health Care system.  University Hospital has received a number of recognitions since that time.  In 1982, for example, the first ever artificial heart implantation surgery was performed here.  In 1996, the first double-lung transplant surgery ever performed in Utah was performed at University Hospital.  And in 2007, one of the hospital’s doctors and educators, Mario Capecchi, won the Nobel Prize.

 Today, University Hospital offers dozens of world-class medical services, including orthopaedics, neurosurgery, intensive burn care, cardiac services, emergency and critical care, reconstructive surgery, dialysis, nuclear medicine, occupational health, and so much more.

For all its first-rate services and resources, the University of Utah Health Care system and University Hospital are regularly recognized and honored in the medical industry.  In 2011, for example, University of Utah Health Care ranked in the top ten of all academic medical centers in the entire country.

To learn more about the services offered at University Hospital, call 801-581-2121 or click here.