University of Utah Health Care http://kuer.org en AirMed Takes Emergency Newborn Care to the Sky http://kuer.org/post/airmed-takes-emergency-newborn-care-sky <p></p><p>A University of Utah AirMed team can now deliver emergency care to newborn babies. The perinatal team has just been licensed to transport babies from zero to 30 days, and they have a new larger helicopter for the necessary equipment.</p><p>University of Utah chief flight nurse Bart Chournos says he’s been treating pregnant mothers for 30 years. He travels by helicopter to expecting moms in need of urgent care at smaller, regional hospitals throughout the Mountain west.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:20:44 +0000 Andrea Smardon 49497 at http://kuer.org AirMed Takes Emergency Newborn Care to the Sky U Healthcare CEO Calls for New Funding Model in DC http://kuer.org/post/u-healthcare-ceo-calls-new-funding-model-dc <p></p><p>The Dean of the University of Utah’s School of Medicine was in Washington DC Tuesday <a href="http://docs.house.gov/meetings/AP/AP07/20140325/101877/HHRG-113-AP07-Wstate-LeeV-20140325.pdf">testifying before a House appropriations subcommittee</a> which included Representative Chris Stewart of Utah’s 2<sup>nd</sup> District. Dr. Vivian Lee requested an increase in medical research and education funding in the federal budget.</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 22:13:32 +0000 Andrea Smardon 43915 at http://kuer.org U Healthcare CEO Calls for New Funding Model in DC U Hospital System Facing Tough Decisions on Medical Waste Disposal http://kuer.org/post/u-hospital-system-facing-tough-decisions-medical-waste-disposal <p></p><p>Last year, clean air activists called on Utah’s hospitals and clinics to stop sending their waste to Stericycle’s incinerator in North Salt Lake. One of the state’s largest healthcare providers, The University of Utah, is looking at some significant changes to the way it handles medical waste, but there are some types of waste that university officials say they have no other option at this time but to burn.</p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 01:17:00 +0000 Andrea Smardon 41048 at http://kuer.org U Hospital System Facing Tough Decisions on Medical Waste Disposal U Breaks Ground on New Mid-Valley Health Center in Murray http://kuer.org/post/u-breaks-ground-new-mid-valley-health-center-murray <p></p><p>There’s a new health center coming to Murray. University of Utah Health Care broke ground Monday on a new facility that will provide services from the U’s Moran Eye Center and Department of Dermatology. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>It will be called the Mid-Valley Health Center, and it will be just north of Fashion Place Mall, easily accessible from I-15, 215 or 80. Randall Olson, CEO of the Moran Eye Center, says the U campus is not the easiest place for most people in the Salt Lake valley to get to.</p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 21:35:36 +0000 Andrea Smardon 38701 at http://kuer.org U Breaks Ground on New Mid-Valley Health Center in Murray U Partners with TruClinic to Bring Online Healthcare to Patients http://kuer.org/post/u-partners-truclinic-bring-online-healthcare-patients <p>Officials with University of Utah Health Care announced Thursday that they’re partnering with<a href="http://www.truclinic.com/"> TruClinic </a>to bring online healthcare to patients in their homes.</p><p>University of Utah alum Justin Kahn is the CEO and founder of TruClinic based in Salt Lake City. Kahn thinks of himself as a social entrepreneur, driven by his mission.</p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 22:50:02 +0000 Andrea Smardon 33661 at http://kuer.org U Partners with TruClinic to Bring Online Healthcare to Patients