The Greater Gift of Health

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Identifier The Greater Gift of Health
Title The Greater Gift of Health
Subject Academic Medical Centers; Hospitals, University; Public Relations; Communications Media; Mass Media; Social Marketing; Information Dissemination; News; Press Release
Description Entry Form 12th Annual AAMC/ GPA Awards Category entered Title of Institutio nen trv MUne" idAvi ecGrarslei atCtyee nrto efGr iU ft1ta9 h « o 1fM eGHdreiaacnladtl h O pC- ee- nnTtihenerg " U niv• e r- sity of Utah Name of Entrant Anne Brillinger Title Associate Director, Office of Development and Office Address CSoOm mNuonritthy MReeldaictailo nDs rive, Room 1170 City/ State/ Zip Salt Lake City, Utah 84132 Phone( 801 ) 581- 7387 Abstract* ( In 150 words or less, summarize the project.) " A Greater Gift of Health- The University of Utah Medical Center 1981 Grand Opening:" was a aeries of events celebrating the completion of the new University of Utah Hospital dedicated September 11, 1981. The $ 43 million hospital is the showpiece of the $ 63 million Medical Center Expansion prnjprt-. for which ground was broken in 1977. Ccont.) Objectives* ( Briefly describe goals of program and plans to achieve them.) We wanted to 1) recognize manor donors for their financial support. 2) apprise the Intermountain West's 3.5 million residents that University Medical Center is now even bigger and better than ever to serve their health care needs and 3) thank faculty and staff for their patience through four years of sloshing through mini and r l n s t and ( cont.) Methods* ( Brief description of techniques and tools used to achieve objectives.) The donor dinner for individuals who contributed $ 5,000 or more to the expansion project was held on one of the glassed- in bridges connecting the new hospital with the old facility, with a view from the third floor overlooking the Salt Lake Valley. Donors were presented with a special " prestige brochure" containing their names ( cont.) " Attach additional sheets if necessary. Results* ( In 500 words or less, describe objectives achieved and how they were measured.) Many of the donors said they'd never had a nicer evening at a University function. The dessert buffet and unveiling of the d o n or memorial sculpture were especially well received. We apparently underestimated the investment our employees had in " their" new building. We expected about 1,000 people on Employee Night but served more than 3.000 (" Nutrition Care personnel did a miraculous job of stretching 1,500 hot dogs into 2.5001) ( cont.) Personnel: Number of persons involved in design and implementation fe Staff d) Consultants Estimated Cost of Producing Program $ Unit costs ( for publications, videotapes, etc.) $ 7,800 for slide presentation $ .75 for 10,000 brochures Names and addresses of media outlets to which news releases should be sent in the event of winning entry: Deseret News, 30 East 100 South, Salt Lake City. Utah 84111 Salt Lake Tribune, 143 South Main. Salt Lake Citvr Utah 84111 Name of individual or institution to which check is to be made payable if entry wins: Send Entry To: Roland D. Wussow Chairman, 1982 AAMC/ GPA Awards Program Vice President, Communications Miami Valley Hospital One Wyoming Street Dayton, Ohio 45409 Methods ( cont.) and a message of thanks from University President David P. Gardner. After dinner a brief program in the sterile core of the operating suite ( the fact that the building was not yet occupied allowed us to use many innovative sites) featured an 18- minute slide presentation on the history and progress of the Medical Center, again, thanking donors) and presentations from some of the Utah faculty on the latest advances in medicine. Dessert was served in the lobby, giving donors an opportunity to locate their names etched into the steel walls supporting a sculpture commissioned for the new building to recognize major University Hospital donors. The outdoor dedication ceremony featured a circus- tented VIP platform with lots of balloons, light refreshments and continuous 45- minute tours and slide shows following the event. Ten thousand copies of an abridged version of the prestige brochure were printed for distribution to the general public and to patients and their families ( we deliberately overprinted this brochure and continue to distribute it to tour groups). On family night we served hot dogs, chips and soda pop through-out the evening. We had entertainment for the kids ( magic shows, puppets and mimes) and for their parents ( a western band). We also gave away University Hospital balloons and key chains and, once again, showed the slide presentation and gave tours continuously. Employees were oriented to the new facility during their regular shifts in the two weeks between the dedication and the patient move day. Abstract ( cont.) The hospital, which nearly doubles the size of the old complex, is one of five separate facilities in the expansion project. Others include the Dr. Ezekiel R. & Edna Wattis Dumke Building for artificial organs research, the seven- story Maxwell M. Wintrobe Research and Education Building, a Central Plant Building which houses all emergency power and heat sources for the entire medical center complex and a 700- space parking terrace. Objectives ( cont.) surviving organizational chaos. A lavish dinner allowed us to thank the 150 major donors, volunteer fund- raisers and legislators without whom the expansion project would have been impossible. ( To supplement a $ 34.9 million bond issue, a two- year fund drive netted $ 13 million in private contributions for the project-- the largest drive ever undertaken for private support in the State of Utah.) The dedication ceremony, held outside under sunny skies on a Friday morning, was well attended by all local media, who had been primed about the project some months earlier at a " Media Sneak Preview The ceremony, the public tours that followed all weekend and Sunday's dedication of the Hope Chapel helped spread the word about our state- of- the- art hospital, letting the public know that we're superbly equipped to meet the health personnel and specialized care needs of the Intermountain West for the next two decades. Employee Night was held the same day as the dedication, from 4: 30- 8 p. m. Live entertainment and free picnic food under tents set up in the parking lot in front of the building were enjoyed by about 3,000 Medical Center employees and their families. Results ( cont.) The relatively inexpensive mementoes we had ordered for the occasion were heavily sought after and Mom and Dad were so enthusiastic about showing off the building to their families that they conducted their own personalized tours of the new Hospital. Media were very cooperative in publicizing our. public tours, and thousands of citizens passed through our doors on Saturday and Sunday. Coverage of the grand opening events was extensive, and we knew media sentiment was really on our side when one of the local dailies ran an editorial in praise of the expansion. Rendering of University of Utah Medical Center expansion due for completion in 1981. Cost: $ 46 million. UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER EXPANSION REPORT PREPARED FOR THE VISIT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH NATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL FRIDAY, MAY 2, 1980 Construction projects underway: 1. University Hospital Expansion ( includes various college• facilities)% -- Scheduled• for completion on 1 March 1981. % -- Patient care scheduled to begin 1 July 1981• following a• four month staffing'and " shakedown" period. % -- Hospital expansion contains 420,000 square'feet compared to present Medical Center building of 557,000 square'feet. 2. 700 Space Covered Parking• Terrace -- Scheduled• for completion in March 1981. ( Total Health Sciences parking = 2,500 spaces.) 3. Dr. Ezekiel R. & Edna Wattis Dumke Building -- 17,500 square'feet to house the artificial organs program. -- Essentially complete. 4. Central Plant Building -- Main Medical Center utility plant ( 5,900 square• feet). -- Houses emergency power and heat sources. -- Essentially complete. 5. Seven Story Education and Research Tower -- 70,000 square'feet of classrooms, conference rooms and laboratories -- Scheduled• for completion in phases between November 1980 and January 1981. -- Top two• floors leased by Howard Hughes Medical Institute• for expansion of genetics program. Total cost of construction = $ 63 million, more than $ 12 million of which came as private gifts. * University Medical Center Statistical Summary ( Includes College of Medicine and University Hospital) Number of employees 3,300 Operating budgets, 1979- 80 College of Medicine $ 37.6 million University Hospital $ 36.5 million Total $ 74.1 million University Hospital- 1979 Beds 310 Admissions 11,599 Occupancy rate 80.47o Outpatients 56,276 Emergency room visits 16,071 Patient air transports 1,128 ( 357,311 miles) The Medical Center serves 10 percent of the geographic area of the United States, 355,000 square miles. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN YOUR UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER University of Utah Medical Center Development and Community Relations GET ACQUAINTED WITH MOO AND MOG at a Media Sneak Preview of the new University Hospital, the country's newest patient care facility Monday, April 27, 12- 1: 30 p. m. MOO and MOG may sound like dairy cows or a comedy team, but they're actually acronyms for important functions related to the upcoming BIG MOVE into the new hospital. MOO stands for Move Operations Officer, the person who will coordinate the overall move to the new building late this summer. His real name is Don Moyer, assistant hospital administrator, who'll act as your tour guide and tell you how MOG ( our Move Operations Group) is preparing for a smooth, orderly move to the new facility. There is such a thing as a free lunch ( more or less) and you'll get yours from 12- 12: 45 p. m., followed by a cook's tour of the new hospital. Join us at noon Monday, April 27 in the Development and Community Relations Office, just inside the north entrance to the new hospital, second door on the right. We look forward to showing you the Intermountain West's new health care showpiece. John, Anne, Mark and Kate R. S. V. P.: 581- 7387 P. S.: We validate! 50 NORTH MEDICAL DRIVE SALT LAKE CITY UTAH 84132 • ( 801) 581- 7387 Inpatient Admitting's Elaine Anderson Named May Employee of the Month The Inpatient Admitting staff and all who know Elaine Anderson, the Medical Center Employee of the Month for May, rave about her ability to work with people and say that each patient's contact with her is an experience in genuine caring and support. They'd be astounded to find out that when she first came to the Medical Center, she told her supervisor she preferred working alone in the back room with the machines! But Elaine confesses, " When I began working with the doctors and nurses and relating to patients, I soon discovered how much I loved the relationship. That's when my work really became exciting." Elaine's job is exciting in other ways too - when beds aren't immediately available, for example, or when the waiting room is packed with incoming patients. " It's an ominous challenge at times," she admits, " but I love to solve the problems and participate in the quick decisions we often must make." Elaine's co- workers agree that she has no trouble tackling these responsibilities. But what impresses both staff and patients most is her kind and warm manner with everyone. " Elaine is a real lady in all situations," says receptionist Ruth McCabe. " We have to deal with patients on both a profes-sional and personal level," says Elaine, " putting them at ease and showing them that we care, while at the same time gathering accurate information." Speaking highly of Elaine, Larry K. Williams, manager of Inpatient Admitting/ Billing says, " Through Elaine's effort and guidance, the reputation of the Admitting Office has improved tremendously with the medical and nursing staffs as well as with other hospital departments we work with. She always goes out of her way to do the little extras for patients and her own staff." Before taking a six- year leave of absence in 1972 to care for her family, Elaine worked for two years stamping charge cards, making bed assignments and billing Medicare. In 1978 she returned, working from 6 p. m. to 2 a. m. on the patient census, then as night supervisor and later as day supervisor, remarkably juggling both her career and role of mother. She now has nine children ranging in age from 1 to 18. A native of Salt Lake City, Elaine likes to run and she walks to work each day from her home on the avenues. Naturally accommodating, Elaine has rarely turned down a patient request. However, there was one she had to refuse. " Before being admitted to the hospital, this ' gentleman' had been told he had cancer and was given permission to drink up while he could," Elaine remembers. " He came in rather drunk and decided he wanted to marry me! It was a difficult interview." Elaine Anderson University Hospital salutes its 1,600 employees on the occasion of National Hospital Week, May 10 - 16. QL/( L Jerry L. Smith Administrator News reporters and photographers recently attended a special " sneak • preview" tour of the new hospital. Led by Assistant Administrator H. Don Moyer, the tour of the new hospital gave local media a look at the ultramodern emergency room, operating suites, chapel and the building's unique seismic features. Farewell Bess To say " goodbye" and " thanks" to Bess Jacob after 14 years of dedicated service, Eccles Health Sciences Library co- workers dropped golf balls on her desk along with a commemorative cut- out bridge hand from the newspaper. Executive secretary of the library, Bess started in 1967. " Her absolute loyalty to the library is what we have appreciated the most," says Director Priscilla Mayden. " Besides being a very competent manager of the business end of the library, she's been a real friend to the lower campus students who have worked here." Bess's loyalty even extended to caring for the numerous plants in the building, including the 19 floor plants. She has faithfully nurtured them for over a decade. Scholarship Newborn intensive care nurse Kathy Schmitz has been awarded a $ 500 scholarship from the Parent- to- Parent organization. Kathy, who has been a staff, charge and transport nurse in the unit, is a senior nursing student in the bacca-laureate program in the Colleg of Nursing. She plans to enter the neonatal nurse practitioner program and later pursue a master's degree in perinatology. Softball The Med Center softball league is a " big hit" already. Twelve teams are CENIEQ vying for the championship during play on the VA Medical Center diamond. First week scores: Pharmacy I 26, Central Processing 0; Nutrition Care Service won by forfeit over Outpatient labs; Pediatric Housestaff 12, O. R. 6; Surgery 24, Engineering 7; Medical Records 16, Radiology " Rowdies" 15 ( in 8 innings); and Pharmacy " Champion Losers" 10, Radiology " Runnin' Rays" 9. Med Center mixer The next Med Center mixer will feature a new location, drastically reduced prices and no cover charge! The party is tentatively slated for the Ft. Douglas Officer's Club Thursday, June 4. Thanks to Dr. Jim McNamara, social work director ( Col. McNamara to his Ft. Dougla cronies) for use of the club and to the Social Activities Committee for agreeing to absorb the cost of a disc jockey and " munchies." The 1981 Utah Open will be a benefit tournament for University Hospital. The golf tourney, scheduled August 11- 15 at Willow Creek Country Club, will provide additional needed funding for programs ranging from the Intermountain Burn Unit to the Intermountain Spinal Cord Injury Center. Sponsorship of Utah's premier golf event by the hospital's Volunteer Auxiliary and other groups will replace the auxiliary's smaller golf tourney of past years. Paul McGinn of the Utah Open committee and Milt Rosen, auxiliary golf chairman, discuss plans for the open. UNIVERSITY OF UTAH MEDICAL CENTER Security programs: growing with the Med Center Security and service provided by University Police - Medical Center Division are being improved with the addition of a commander, investigator, new service officers and a training program. Lt. Paul Hardy, a 13- year veteran of the U Department of Public Safety, now heads the 13- mem-ber division. He is assisted by Detective Mike McKnight, another new member of the Med Center force, and supervisors Velda Rothwell and Judy DeMet. " Public Safety Director Wayne Shepherd wants to ensure that the Med Center continues to have first- rate cov-erage as the amount of staff, visitor and patient traffic increas-es," says Lt. Hardy. " With everyone's co-operation, we'll main-tain a safe and pleasant working environment." Lt. Hardy is placing special emphasis on theft investigation and prevention. Dect. McKnight is the supervisor for this area, assisting the 11 service officers, two of whom are new. Following additional training and certification by the state, service officers will be empowered to conduct investigations and make arrests. As in the past, armed University Police will provide backup as necessary. Lt. Hardy also hopes to establish a computer-controlled card access system in " critical" areas of the hospital such as the pharmacy, storerooms and OR. " These changes will make our service more effective but employees will have to help," he says. " Please report any suspicious activity immediately to . ext. 2294 or reach an officer through a hospital operator." March 9, 1981 Lt. Paul Hardy vT Vfs. Congratulations to Hospital Linen Service for 100 per-cent employee parti-cipation in the United Way appeal for seven straight years. Director Bud Zirker received a Certificate of Appreciation plus a personal commen-dation from Elizabeth Haglund, special assistant to the vice president for univer-sity relations. ineak a peak at your new home Employee tours of the new University Hospital begin today. Members of the Training and Orientation Subcommittee of the Move Operations Group ( MOG) will conduct brief excursions into the patient care facility at 7: 30 a. m., noon and 4 p. m. weekdays. " The 20- minute tours on Level 3 will provide an introduction to the new building, rather than a complete overview of the entire project," explains Don Moyer, assistant administrator and MOG chairman. " We hope that interested employees will be able to see the facility so the entire staff shares our enthusiasm for the coming move." Employees taking tours during normal working hours ( they will be away from their job for about 30 minutes) need prior service director or supervisor approval. Advance reservations are necessary ( call ext. 4401) and each tour will be limited to 20 persons. Employees will be given a handout listing the major services on each level of the new hospital and showing a diagram of the third floor. Visitor parking - - it's just that... Suppose that a loved one was critically injured in an accident and had to he rushed to University of Utah Medical Center via AirMed transport. After a long and anxious automobile trip, you finally locate the Med Center only to discover there is no parking available. How would you feel? Similar situations are faced by too many visitors to our hospital almost every day. Spot checks have shown that as many as 150 visitor parking slots - half of what's available - are taken up by Med Center staff on any given day. " We know that the parking situation is not good, but we must keep spaces open for visitors and patients," says Parking Services Capt. Bob Parks. " Officers have begun ticketing employees who park in that lot." Capt. Parks says the parking situation should improve markedly when the 700- space parking terrace opens in May. Officials expect all of the slots to be purchased and the number of students and construction workers competing for available parking will decline. CENIfP < SUMMADf Hallside Gallery Multi- talented Holly Meeker Rom is the guest artist in the Hallside Gallery ( Medical Illustrations, AC- 113) during March. A teacher and an artist who works in several media, Holly is exhibiting works of batik ( an Indonesian method of hand-painting textiles by coating with wax the parts not to be dyed) and watercolors. With a master's in art education from the University of California- Davis, Holly has taught at several art and design schools, including the Salt Lake School of Interior Design. She has exhibited at the Salt Lake Art Center, Park City Arts Festival and other area art shows, and her work is on sale in Aspen and Park City shops. Holly now does most of her work in Park City where she lives with her two- year- old daughter, Nicole, and husband, Dr. William N. Rom, head of the Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health. Holly Meeker Rom Did you know? The reference desk of the Eccles Health Sciences Library is the place to check out copies of the multivolume MX Environmental Impact Analysis. The reference desk also has been a source for daily " Legislative Status Sheets" on bills being considered by the Utah Legislature. Going... going... moved! Two more moves in the game of " musical chairs" necessitated by Med Center expanion and renovation activities have been made. Mail & Duplicating now can be found just across from the rehab elevator on the " A" level. ( Mail boxes for house staff previously were moved to the House Staff Office, 1C lobby.) Space vacated by Mail & Dupli-cating was taken by dieticians, who previously worked out of an office adjacent to the kitchen. That area will house the new dishwashing room for the expanded kitchen and cafeteria. Foundation and steel superstructure work on the cafeteria is now complete. Several weeks ago, the offices of Development and Community Rela-tions, Planning and Resource Devel-opment, Computer Systems Coordina-tion and the Division of Community Medicine moved to the new hospital. Sack lunch seminar Bring your favorite fairy tale and prepare to discuss some of the sexism and false expectations of life the fairy tales may teach at the next Health Sciences Center sack lunch seminar, Tuesday, March 10, at noon. The no- leader seminar will be held in room 401 of the College of Nursing. Sponsored by the Women's Resource Center, the session are open to all interested persons. Human Dimensions workshop ^ A spring workshop on " Human Dimensions in Medical Education" is scheduled for the U of U Alumni House April 2 - 4. HDME workshops are opportuni-ties for health care professionals to expand interpersonal and communi-cation skills through informal group sessions with other professionals and HDME staff, according to Dr. Elaine Litton, DFCM Division of Behavioral Science. Topics include the stresses of a professional's life, the health care provider's life with spouse and family and special occupational hazards ( ranging from fatigue to drug abuse). The registration fee is $ 70 for faculty and $ 60 for students and house staff. Contact Dr. Litton or Pat Cowles at ext. 7002 for additional information. INTERCOM University of Utah Medical Center Intercom is published by the Office of Development and Community Rela-tions, AC- 111. Article suggestions and nominations for the employee of the month are welcome. Editor: Mark Sands WELCOME TO THE NEW UNIVERSITY OF UTAH HOSPITAL mmm We hope that this brief tour will allow you to share our enthusiasm for the pending move into this magnificent facility. University Hospital will continue to be an institution that everyone can be proud of and, with your help, we'll remain the foremost medical center in the Intermountain West. Your tour guide will not be able to answer all of your questions and some of you will have to wait until later to see your actual work area. The Training and Orientation Subcommittee of the Move Operations Group, however, will ensure that} the transition to the new facility will be as smooth as possible'. Welcome to your hospital. HJoesrpriyt aLl. Samdimtihn istrator • fmt J LEVEL B Radiation Therapy LEVEL A Clinical Laboratories Supply, Processing & Distribution Pharmacy Purchasing LEVEL 1 Administration Ambulatory Care Center Cashier Clinical Laboratories Emergency Room Inpatient Admitting/ Billing Gift Shop Lobby - Information Desk Nursing Services Outpatient Pharmacy Radiology Sandwich Shoppe Telecommunications University Police - Medical Center Division LEVEL 2 Chapel Labor 6c Delivery Newborn Intensive Care Obstetric Nursing Unit Perinatal Medicine Respiratory Therapy Well- baby Nursery LEVEL 3 ' / V-Ambulatory Surgery Anesthesiology Blood Bank Cerebrovascular Intensive Care Operating Rooms Surgical Intensive Care Surgical Patient Unit LEVEL 4 Burn Intensive Care Cardiology Laboratories Laser Surgery Unit Medicine Intensive Care/ Coronary Care Medicine Patient Unit Pulmonary Laboratory LEVEL 5 Medicine Patient Unit Neurology Patient Unit LEVEL 6 Gynecology Patient Unit Surgery Patient Unit i " * • S b b B I Im^ aBBli^ B LOBBY] BLOOD BANK BRIDGE TO RECEPTION d$^ RSES I j^ TATIO^ ER. ELEVATOR n I SURGICAL A \ , cu RECOVERY CLEAN CORE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL LEVEL 3 AMBULATORY SURGERY WAITING AREA PUBLIC CORRIDOR BLDG. 521 c. v. u. ( 32- BED n r PAT I -• C= iJEn CJQHS pi- jiifflS ii'jii'i' ii ijjppiw'if'infpjf iiKiiwWT'* ir MOVE UPDATE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH MEDICAL CENTER August 20, 1981 Employee orientation launched for new hospital Worried about getting lost in the new hospital after the big move? Do you know where your department will be located and how to get there? Are you familiar with the services in the new facility? All University Hospital employees will be scheduled for a 90- minute tour of the new building. Conducted from August 17 through September 3, these tours are intended to give hospital staff a general overview of the hospital's design, layout and services. Hospital floor plans and other information will be disseminated. Employees will be notified by department supervisors about the date and time of their tour. In most cases, employees are scheduled to tour the new hospital during their regular work shifts. According to H. Don Moyer, University Hospital assistant administrator and move operations officer, these orientation tours are not training sessions. Individual departments are responsible for the specific training in new systems for their own employees. The orientation tours are optional for School of Medicine employees. " When am I moving?" All University Hospital departments except Clinical Labs, Pharmacy and Radiology will move sometime during the two weeks following Labor Day ( September 7). A list containing the exact move dates and locations for each department will be issued soon. " The new hospital has reached ' beneficial occupancy,' " says H. Don Moyer, assistant hospital administrator and move operations officer. " This means that all the levels except B level, are substantially completed by the con-tractors and are now under the control of the hospital." There is still work to be done, however. During the week of September 14, after the dedication and open house, the new hospital will receive a " fine tuning," according to Moyer. This is when tasks such as the final cleaning and preparing the phone system will be completed so that the patients can move in on September 22. Red carpet out for hospital employees and families University Hospital employees and their families will be the first to walk through the new hospital after it is dedicated. A special Employee/ Family Open House, scheduled for the afternoon and evening of September 11, will be an opportunity for your family members to learn about your profession and the facilities you work with. Some exciting things are being planned for this event. Details will follow in Move Update. Don't miss it! Move calendar August 17 through September 3 - September 8- 21 September 11 - Employee Orientation Tours - Departments move accord-ing to schedule ( to be issued soon) General Dedication Ceremony in the morning and Employee/ Family Open House in the afternoon and evening September 12 - General Open House September 22 - Patient Move Day Hew Hospital H s MOVE UPDATE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH MEDICAL CENTER September 3, 1981 Move schedule Move and operation dates ( unless otherwise notified by your supervisor): Sept. 8 - Moving: Information Desk, Telephone Office Sept. 8- 11- Moving: Pharmacy Sept. 10 - Moving: Respiratory Therapy Sept. 14 - Moving: Inpatient Billing, Credit and Collection, Cashier - Begin stocking patient units Sept. 15 - Moving: Blood Bank - In operation: Central Processing Sept. 16 - Moving: Outpatient Pharmacy, The Sandwich Rx Sept. 16- 17- Moving: Emergency Room Sept. 18 - In operation: 8 a. m. - Emergency Room ( including new AirMed heliport and E. R. traffic signs) Sept. 19- 21- Moving: Anesthesiology, Post-anesthesia Recovery, Operating Room - Two operating rooms available in building 521 ( existing hospital) for emergency use Sept. 21 - Moving: Inpatient Admitting, Delivery Room Sept. 22 - Moving: Patients ( except Pediatric, Psychiatric and Rehabilitation patients) - In operation: Operating Room, Delivery Room ( on a limited basis) Questions answered Q: How will the cafeteria he affected by the move? A: The existing cafeteria and snack bar will re-main in their current locations and will provide the same services until the new cafeteria opens in the fall. The new facility will be located on A level in the original building. With all- new furnishings and large windows along the entire west side, the new cafeteria will give an impressive view of the valley. It will seat twice as many people. In addition to providing a better variety of foods, the new cafeteria will feature an expanded salad bar, a deli sandwich area and an ethnic foods section with a menu which is rotated weekly. •- Kim Seifert Director, Nutrition Care Sendees Q: Will the expanded hospital create job open-ings and if so, what types of jobs? A: Approximately 300 new positions will become available before the end of the hospital's fiscal year ( July ' 82). Most of the openings are in general services departments such as Housekeeping, Nutrition Care Services and Engineering. Nursing Services also is recruiting additional staff. These positions will not all open at once. Interested persons should contact Personnel. - Sylva Staab Employment Manager, Personnel Grand opening events Friday, Sept. 11 - Sat., Sept. 12 11 a. m. - 12: 30 p. m. Dedication Ceremony, outside, north of main entrance. Public invited. 1 2 : 3 0 - 3 : 3 0 p. m. Public tours for those attending the dedication. 45- minute tours will originate every 15 minutes from the main lobby. 4 - 8 p. m. Employee Open House for Medical Center employees and their immediate family members. This event will feature tours, a children's program, live music, a free dinner ( outside) and surprises for everyone! 10 a. m. - 4 p. m. Public Tours/ Open House. 45- minute tours will originate every 15 minutes from the main lobby. Sunday, Sept. 13 - 4 - 5 p. m. Hope Chapel Dedication, 2nd floor, west of elevators. Public invited. / University Hospital Expansion Employee Handbook Table of Contents Administrator's Message 2 Hospital Overview 3 Departments & Services 4- 8 Location Index 9 Health Sciences Center Map 10- 11 Design Features 12 Floor Diagrams 13- 19 Service Index 20 1 Administrator's Message Welcome to your new University of Utah Hospital. The planning and building of this facility is a tremendous undertaking. For the past four years, everyone at University Hos-pital has been doing " double duty," their own daily work and helping to get the new hos-pital planned, built and ready for patients. And, of course, there have been a " few" inconveniences: the dirt, the dust, the mud, the parking, the. well, you know what I mean! On behalf of hospital administration, I want to thank each and every one of you for your patience and understanding. It has been a difficult time. But, now, as we move, I hope ^ you feel it was worth it. Our new University Hospital is designed around the idea of " function over form." What actually " happens" to our patients determined the form of the building. As you walk through the clean, attractive building with its wide halls, plentiful elevators and spacious public areas, I hope you develop a sense of belonging and pride. The bricks and mortar of a hospital, however, must al-ways be secondary to the quality of care that is delivered within its walls. Again, thanks and congratulations to each of you, our University Hospital employee team. Without you and the good work you do each day, none of this would be possible. Jerry L. Smith Administrator 2 J Hospital Overview Work of patient care personnel is en-hanced by design features of the new Univer-sity of Utah Hospital. Patient flow, separation of patient and public functions, space and aesthetics all contribute to the operation of the hospital. The size of the new University Hospital ( 450,000 square feet), the cost ($ 46 million), and other " bricks and mortar" statistics don't begin to tell the story. But as you first prepare and then begin to work in this outstanding facility, you'll better understand how the de-sign of the building complements the hos-pital's mission. The structure meets all government and hospital accreditation standards. Seismic features ensure that we will continue to oper-ate under almost any conceivable condition. Bridges on five levels link the new hospital with Building 521 to provide close coordina-tion with the education and research func-tions of the School of Medicine. The needs of all those who use the hos-pital - patients, visitors and staff - have been considered in planning the structure. The spacious and colorful corridors, larger patient rooms with a view and staff areas are attractive. Private toilet and shower facilities, increased privacy and comfort, and the day rooms and sun decks ease the psychological burden of hospitalization. The risk of cross contamination is re-duced because of the design of mechanical and material handling systems and use of additional isolation rooms. Improved separa-tion of patient and public functions also aids infection control. Patient flow is improved with same- level entrance to the Emergency Room, an " ER only" elevator for quick access to the oper-ating room and various intensive care units, and diagnostic radiology services adjacent to the ER. Both direct and indirect patient support services have better locations in the new hos-pital. Separate public and staff elevators, large and comfortable visitor waiting areas and an easy- to- follow sign system make traf-fic flow in the facility easier for everyone. You'll soon experience firsthand the ad-vantages of this new hospital. I hope it more than meets your expectations. H. Don Moyer Assistant Administrator Move Operations Coordinator 3 Departments & Services Beepers The various beeper systems operate the same way. The Medical Center telephone directory has a detailed explanation. Cashier The cashier's office is south of the lobby on Level 1; hours are 8 a. m. to 4: 30 p. m. Monday through Friday, 8 a. m. to 4 p. m. Saturday and 9 a. m. to 1 p. m. holidays. Em-ployees can cash personal checks up to $ 10 and purchase discount tickets to movies and professional sporting events. Tickets to Spe-cial Events Center and other activities are also available at times. Chapel The Hope Chapel on the second floor overlooking the glass- enclosed north en-trance is always open for quiet contemplation, prayer or sessions with clergy. It can be ex-panded for church services, weddings and other events. Contact Volunteer Services at ext. 2278 for information. Clinical labs A new information center to disseminate all lab data, test results, etc., can be reached through the main lab number, ext. 2361. Most of the clinical labs are on the A level and include hematology, chemistry, immunology, coagulation, toxicology, micro-biology, specimen receiving, regional ser-vices, data processing and administrative offices. The blood bank is immediately west of the surgery complex on the third floor and another clinical lab ( specimen collection) is on the first floor off the main hallway. Nuclear medicine, special chemistry, tis-sue typing and hematopathology remain in Building 521. One of two new programs is virology ( in 521); a pharmakokinetics lab ad-joins toxicology on the A level. Emergency power Backup electric generators provide emer-gency power. Red electric outlets are for patient support systems only. Never use emergency outlets for items such as coffee pots, typewriters and radios. Environmental controls The Honeywell system provides micro-processor technology for maximum efficiency and optimum temperature control. Only au-thorized personnel should attempt to alter thermostats or other controls. Honeywell 60 70 80 9 0 > Jj w Fire I disaster plan Each department has specific respon-sibilities in case of a fire or disaster. Know how to evacuate the building by identifying the closest non- elevator exit. Heed fire doors, signs and instructions of authorized person-nel. An updated mass casualty plan can be found throughout the hospital. Fire extinguishers Highly visible " blister" mounts throughout the building indicate the extinguishers. Report a fire or smoke to the operator ( ext. 2121) immediately. Food service The Volunteer Auxiliary is operating a sandwich shoppe in the new lobby; it is open 7 a. m. to 8 p. m. Monday through Friday and 10 a. m. to 4 p. m. Saturday. This is the only staff and public food service in the new hos-pital. The combined snack bar- cafeteria opera-tion on the " A" level in Building 521 is sche-duled to open late this year. It will operate from 6: 30 a. m. to 2 a. m. Cafeteria lobby vend-ing machines operate around- the- clock. Final preparation of patient meals is done on each nursing unit. Nutrition Care techni-cians assemble trays and heat food with microwaves in galleys near the nursing sta-tions. Initial preparation of patient food takes place in the main kitchen. Gift shop The expanded Volunteer Auxiliary Gift Shop in the lobby carries a greater assort-ment of gifts, candy, magazines and other items. It's open 9 a. m. to 8 p. m. Monday through Friday, 11 a. m. to 8 p. m. Saturday and 11 a. m. to 4 p. m. Sunday. II KM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 M 0 C Intercom The new patient care facility utilizes the Pamex Stentofon intercom ( see photograph). Both desk and wall units feature " touch- tone" dialing and other Centrex features such as call forwarding, conference calls and a pri-vacy mode. 5 I Nurse call The Sylvania system in the new hospital is similar to the one currently in use. Patients alert the nursing station and can initiate a two-way conversation, as well as control the radio and color television. Nursing units All nursing units, with the exception of pediatrics, psychiatry and physical medicine and rehabilitation, are in the new hospital. General- care units are designed in an L-shape around nursing stations. Lounge, locker and conference space has been ex-panded in the new building. Each unit is further described elsewhere in this handbook on the page with the floor plans of each level. Paging The overhead paging system operates the same way. Call the operator at ext. 2121 to ^ initiate a page. Parking " A" and " U" permit parking for employ-ees is to the east, west and south of the hos-pital. The upper levels ( 10 and 11) of the park-ing terrace are secure p. m. parking. Gates are open between noon and 6 a. m. The top two covered levels of reserved parking and the bottom seven levels require card key entry. Contact Parking Services ( ext. 6415) to report problems or purchase permits. Free patient/ visitor parking is the lot be-tween Medical Drive and the Emergency Room access road. Entrance to this area is from the traffic circle in front of the hos-pital, with the exit at the north end of the lot. Patient rooms Enlarged private or semi- private patient rooms offer a panorama of the Salt Lake Valley, improved lighting, comfortable furni-ture and a color television. A patient/ family day room is located on the south end of each general unit. There are sun decks next ^ to the burn unit and medical ICU/ CCU on the fourth floor. 6 Special isolation rooms in each major unit allow both negative and positive air flow to better meet the needs of patients who require isolation. Patient I visitor information Patient and general hospital information is still provided by volunteers ( ext. 2226). The new information booth is staffed from 8 a. m. to 8 p. m., while another volunteer works the information desk in Building 521 from 11 a. m. to 8 p. m. Reception desks on floors 2, 5 and 6 are staffed from 11 a. m. to 8 p. m., on floors 3 and 4 from 8: 30 a. m. to 8 p. m. Pharmacy Inpatient operations including the drug information center, storeroom, central I. V. ad-mixture service and administration are in the northwest section of the A level. Satellite operations ( mini- pharmacies) are on the second, third and fourth floors near the staff/ patient elevators and are equipped to provide STAT I. V.' s. Pharmacists are assigned to all patient floors. The outpatient pharmacy on the first floor of the new hospital next to the cashier's office serves all clinics, the ER and employees. Pharmacy telephone and beeper num-bers are listed on directory cards at each nursing station, the clinics and ER. 7 Radiology Diagnostic radiology is located on the first floor just south of the Emergency Room. The area includes improved inpatient and out-patient facilities, enlarged waiting areas and 12 diagnostic rooms. Some $ 2.5 million in new equipment is being used. Special procedures, ultrasound, nuclear medicine and CT scanning remain in Building 521, as do some film file and viewing areas. The radiation oncology pavilion is on the B level. Office and conference areas are on the mezzanine just above patient areas. Security Offices for the University Police/ Medical Center Division are located in the hallway between the lobby and Emergency Room. Service officers are reached by calling ext. 2294 or the operator ( ext. 2121). The security staff has been enlarged and the officers given additional police powers. There also is additional closed- circuit tele-vision surveillance throughout the hospital for improved security. Supply, Processing and Distribution The new S. P. D. department includes stores and receiving, exchange cart distri-bution, central service and messengers. All functions are housed on the A level. The storeroom now stocks all hospital supplies and dispatches the exchange cart system on a 24- hour basis. The number of carts has nearly doubled to 72. Central service has assumed respon-sibility for operating room supplies and in-struments, initiating a case cart system cus-tomized for individual surgeons. Telephones The entire Medical Center complex will continue with the Centrex system. Phone fea-tures and operations remain the same. De-partments, nursing units and offices moving into the new hospital have the same tele-phone numbers. The switchboard has an ad-ditional work station to handle the increased load. 8 Location Index Building 525 Administration Level 1 Ambulatory Surgery Level 3 Anesthesiology Level 3 Blood Bank Level 3 Burn/ Trauma Unit Level 4 Cardiology Level 4 Cashier Level 1 Central Service Level A Central Supply Level A Cerebrovascular ICU Level 3 Chapel Level 2 Clinical Labs Levels A & 1 Coronary Care Unit/ Medical ICU Level 4 Day Rooms Levels 2- 6 Delivery Suites Level 2 Diagnostic Radiology Level 1 Dialysis Dumke Bldg. & Level 4 Emergency Room Level 1 Gift Shop Level 1 Information Level 1 Inpatient Admitting/ Billing Level 1 IV Therapy Service Level 4 Laser Surgery Suite Level 4 Lobby Level 1 Medical Patient Units Levels 4 & 5 Newborn ICU Level 2 Nursery ( Well- baby) Level 2 Nursing Services Level 1 Obstetrical Nursing Unit Level 2 Operating Suite Level 3 Outpatient Clinics Level 1 Outpatient Pharmacy Level 1 Perinatal Center Level 2 Pharmacy ( central) Level A Purchasing Level A Radiation Therapy Level B Recovery Room Level 3 Respiratory Therapy Level 2 Sandwich Shoppe Level 1 Satellite Pharmacy Levels 2- 4 Security Level 1 Surgical ICU Level 3 Surgical Patient Units Levels 3 & 6 Telecommunications Level 1 Waiting Rooms Levels 2- 6 X- Ray Level 1 Location Index Building 521 (( eexxiissttiinngg fM edical Center) Editor's Note: The following services remain in the same location until vacated hospital space is renovated, un-less otherwise noted. The move of various departments will occur over a number of months and employees will be informed of changes before they take place. Abbott Research Center/ CRC Nursing Unit 4R Anatomic Pathology 5B213 Budget Bldg. 428 Cafeteria/ Snack Bar ( until late 1981) 1B Clinical Laboratory ( some services) 1C Computer Services BC09 EEG 1B117 EMG 1R& 3E Engineering BB14 Machine Shop Bldg. 517 General Accounting Bldg. 428 Housekeeping/ Construction AB Paint/ Carpentry Shop Bldg. 520 Sheetmetal Shop Bldg. 520 Electrical/ Plumbing Barracks Linen Services AA9 Lockers/ Lounges both bldgs. Mai! and Duplicating AR Medical Records AA21 Nuclear Medicine 1C405 Nutrition Care Services AB30 Outpatient Billing BB17 Outpatient Clinics 1W Dental Clinic Suite 5 ENT Clinic Suite 6 Family Practice Center Suite 5 Medical Clinic Suite 4 Neurology Suite 2 Ob/ Gyn Clinic Suite 3 Ophthalmology Clinic Suite 6 Pediatric Clinic Suite 2 Surgery Clinic Suites 1 & 4 Cystic Fibrosis Clinic 1R Pain Clinic 2B Psychiatry Clinic 2B Pediatric Nursing Unit 2E Personnel AA20 Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1R & 2R Psychiatric Nursing Unit 2W Pulmonary Function 3E Radiology ( special procedures) 1A Volunteers R104 ..... 9 11 Design Features of the New University Hospital The layout of each floor greatly enhances visitor, patient and staff flow within the build-ing. Public and patient/ staff elevators are on opposite sides of a central core which in-cludes a stairway and restroom facilities on each floor. There is restricted access to the Emergency Room elevator. Patient care units in the new building are labeled " North" or " South," while units in Building 521 remain " East" or " West." A lobby directory and improved sign system ease movement throughout the Medical Cen-ter complex. Bridges on levels A through 4 connect the new hospital with Building 521. The east tower of the building does not extend beyond the fourth floor. A patient/ family day room is located on the southwest corner of each floor. Each level also has a visitor/ family waiting area. 12 STAFF AREAS PUBLIC AREAS RESTRICTED/ STERILE AREAS Level A Support services are concentrated on this floor. Most sections of the central pharmacy and central services are restricted to authorized per-sonnel. Most of the clinical laboratory services are consolidated on this level ( refer to the clinical labs section elsewhere in this handbook). STAFF AREAS PUBLIC AREAS r ~ l RESTRICTED/ STERILE AREAS 14 Level 1 The public hub of the hospital is this floor. The information booth, gift shop, sandwich shoppe, inpatient admitting/ billing, cashier's office, out-patient pharmacy, clinical lab, outpatient clinics, x- ray and elevator lobbies are heavily trafficked. Hospital administration, nursing services and the emergency room are other major depart-ments on this level. Employees should be helpful in directing pa-tients and visitors, although a lobby directory and improved sign system will greatly facilitate visitor flow. CLINICAL LABORATORY COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE j L m _ J M BRIDGE TO BUILDING 621 1 -[ j - 1 j - 1 j - 1 4 - m r - ADMINISTRATION STAFF AREAS PUBLIC AREAS m RESTRICTED/ STERILE AREAS 15 Level 2 The second floor includes respiratory therapy, the perinatal center and the chapel- waiting area overlooking the foyer. The perinatal center is comprised of an ante-partum postpartum unit, labor and delivery area, well- baby nursery, transitional nursery and new-born intensive care. A variety of birthing alternatives is possible because of the inclusion of options ranging from home birthing rooms to high- risk delivery areas. There is a focus on family centered care with all services on the same floor. 16 Level 3 The third floor includes a general surgical patient unit, cerebrovascular intensive care, sur-gical intensive care, ambulatory surgery, operat-ing and recovery rooms, anesthesiology and the blood bank. There are 10 OR suites ( burn and laser sur-gery suites are located on Level 4), including two orthopedic rooms and a cardiothoracic suite. The adjacent recovery room has been expanded to 12 stations and includes isolation and anesthesiology preparation areas. The new " case cart" system customizes the surgical instruments and supplies provided for each case. The clean core concept and patient flow patterns reduce the chance of cross contam-ination, as do the material handling systems on each level. The open bay design of surgical ICU facilitates patient care. There are isolation and cardiothor-acic areas. Neurology and neurosurgery patients in CVU benefit from the quiet atmosphere provided by pri-vate rooms. A large and comfortably furnished waiting area adjoins the public elevator lobby. Volunteers staff a reception desk. 17 Level 4 The Intermountain Burn Center, medical inten-sive care/ coronary care unit and a general medi-cal patient unit are housed on the fourth floor. The burn unit, including two burn- trauma study beds, has an operating room suite, hydrotherapy and other facilities for the total care of the patient. The outpatient laser and endoscopic surgery unit, cardiology labs and pulmonary function facil-ities also are located on Level 4. Patients and family members have access to two sun decks on this floor. MECHANICAL 18 Levels 5 & 6 The fifth floor houses two medical patient units. Two surgical patient units comprise the sixth floor. STAfF- PATIENT fELEVATORS I PUBLIC ELEVATORJ ISOLATION ROOMS NURSING STATION SATELLITE PHARMACY - L - L . ISOLATION ROOMS DAY ROOM _ 5 SOUTH MEDICAL PATIENT UNIT 6 SOUTH SURGICAL PATIENT UNIT| K7K 5 NORTH MEDICAL PATIENT UNIT 6 NORTH SURGICAL PATIENT UNIT L^ li/ I J NURSING STATION LEVELS - 5& 6 STAFF AREAS I | PUBLIC AREAS RESTRICTED/ STERILE AREAS 19 Service Index Beepers 4 Blood bank ( see Clinical labs) 4 Cafeteria ( see Food service) 5 Cashier 4 Chapel 4 Central service ( see Supply, Processing & Distribution) 8 Clinical labs 4 Communication ( see Beepers) 4 ( see Intercom) 5 ( see Paging) 6 ( see Telephones) 8 Diagnostic radiology ( see Radiology) 8 Dietary ( see Food service) 5 Disaster plan ( see Fire/ disaster plan) 5 Emergency power 4 Environmental controls 4 Exchange carts ( see Supply, Processing & Distribution) 8 Fire/ disaster plan 5 Fire extinguishers 5 Food service 5 Gift shop 5 Information ( see Patient/ visitor information). 7 Intercom 5 Labs ( see Clinical labs) 4 Mass casualty plan ( see Fire/ disaster plan).. 5 Messengers ( see Supply, Processing & Distribution) 8 Nurse call 6 Nursing units 6 Paging 6 Parking 6 Patient care units ( see Nursing units) 6 Patient rooms 6 Patient/ visitor information 7 Pharmacy 7 Phlebotomy ( see Clinical labs) 4 Police ( see Security) 8 Radiation therapy ( see Radiology) 8 Radiology 8 Security 8 Service officers ( see Security) 8 Snack bar ( see Food service) 5 Special procedures ( see Radiology) 8 Stores & receiving ( see Supply, Processing & Distribution) 8 Supply, Processing & Distribution 8 Telephones 8 Thermostats ( see Environmental controls) .. 4 X- ray ( see Radiology) 8 20 Compiled and published by the Move Operations Group - Training and Orientation Subcommittee: Jay Schimke, personnel, chairman; Murray Hay-ward, engineering; Karen McArthur and Linda Stearns, nursing; and Larry Williams, inpatient admitting and billing. Editor: Mark Sands, Development and Community Relations Move Operations Coordinator: Don Moyer, Assistant Administrator University of Utah Hospital Administration 50 North Medical Drive Salt Lake City, Utah 84132 University of Utah Medical Center NEWS DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS • MEDICAL CENTER • SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH 84132- TELEPHONE 581- 7387 For Immediate Release NEW UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL DEDICATION AND PUBLIC TOURS SET The new University Hospital, patient care centerpiece of the $ 63 million University of Utah Medical Center expansion project, will be dedicated in a public ceremony Friday, September 11, at 11 a. m. at the main entrance of the new facility. University President David Pierpont Gardner will deliver the dedicatory address. U. S. Senator Orrin G. Hatch ( R- Utah), chairman of the Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources, also will speak. Mrs. Norma Matheson will join President Gardner in cutting the traditional ribbon across the front door. Prayers will be offered by the Most Rev. William K. Weigand, D. D., Roman Catholic Bishop of Salt Lake City and Elder Neal A. Maxwell, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day Saints. The public is invited to tour the new hospital Friday afternoon from noon until 3: 30 p. m. and Saturday from 10 a. m. to 4 p. m. ( more) dedication/ 2 " We sincerely hope the people of Utah will take advantage of this invitation to come to the University and see this beautiful new health- care facility," says Jerry L. Smith, University Hospital administrator. A special employees' night is planned Friday from 4 p. m. to 8 p. m. " All University Medical Center employees are invited to bring their families for a picnic dinner and an afternoon and evening of entertainment," says Mr. Smith. The $ 63 million University Medical Center expansion includes the new University Hospital, the Dr. Ezekiel R. and Edna Wattis Dumke Building for artificial organs research which opened last summer, a new seven- story medical education and research tower to be dedicated in October, a new 700- space covered parking terrace making a total of 2,500 parking spaces at the Medical Center and a new central facilities building housing the emergency power, heating and air conditioning equipment. The Hope Chapel, a non- denominational meditation room, will be dedicated at a service Sunday at 4 p. m. The chapel was made possible by a contribution from Hope S. and B. Lue Bettilyon. Mrs. Bettilyon was the first president of the University Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary. " Our new University Hospital has been designed according to the principle of function over form," Mr. Smith said. " The architects thought through what actually happens to our patients when they come here and then designed the building accordingly," he explained. ( more) dedication/ 3 " The new burn unit, for example, has its hydro- therapy and operating rooms located immediately adjacent to the patient care area so that patients will have to be moved very little to receive treatment," the hospital administrator said. " The labor and delivery rooms are located in the center of the second floor. The well- baby nursery is to the west with the Newborn Intensive Care Unit to the east. Within seconds of birth, the babies, depending on their conditions, will be transferred to the specialists necessary for their care," Mr. Smith said. " The new surgical suite has 10 large operating rooms and is designed for an easy, natural flow of patients in surgery and out through the recovery room to the surgical intensive care unit or the regular nursing units," Mr. Smith says. " Our new Emergency Department allows us to immediately evaluate the patient's condition and within seconds move him to the appropriate specialty area within the hospital. The Emergency Department has its own elevator so that patients can be moved quickly to where they need to go, whether it is the newborn center, surgery or the burn unit," he said. " The new University Hospital has two sets of three high speed elevators, one for the public and another for patients and staff. Two other elevators in the center of the building take cleanmaterials up into the hospital and carry soiled items down and out," Mr. Smith says. ( more) dedication/ 4 " We have a new nutrition care service, a system of satellite pharmacies and a new helipad just outside the emergency suite on the north side of the hospital. We believe the new University Hospital is a ' state of the art' hospital and we hope everyone will come and see it," he says. The new Emergency Department will go into operation on Friday, September 18th. Patients will be moved into the new hospital on Tuesday, September 22nd. The departments of pediatrics, psychiatry and physical medicine and rehabilitation will remain in the original building as the hospital grows from 310 to 450 beds between now and 1985. Space made available in the original building by the hospital expansion will be utilized by the University of Utah School of Medicine. # # # For further information contact: John Dwan September 3, 1981 University of Utah Medical Center 1981 Expansion Celebration Dinner PROGRAM WELCOME David P. Gardner President, University of Utah DINNER REMARKS President David P. Gardner PRESENTATION " A Greater Gift of Health" REMARKS John A. Dixon, M. D. Former Vice President for Health Sciences University of Utah REMARKS George S. Eccles Chairman, Medical Center Expansion Fund Drive PRESENTATION " State of the Art" Chase N. Peterson, M. D. Vice President for Health Sciences University of Utah Willem J. Kolff, M. D., Ph. D. Distinguished Professor of Surgery Head of the Division of Artificial Organs Director of the Institute for Biomedical Engineering Edward W. Nelson, M. D. Assistant Professor of Surgery Director of Emergency Services, University Hospital Anne G. Osborn, M. D. Associate Professor of Radiology Assistant Dean for Medical Education Roger R. Williams, M. D. Associate Professor of Internal Medicine Office of the President 203 Park Building University of Utah Salt Lake City, Utah 84112 In celebration of the dedication of the expanded University of Utah Medical Center and in honor of those who made it possible President and Mrs. David Pierpont Gardner request the pleasure of your company at dinner and a preview of the new hospital on Thursday, September 10, 1981 at seven o'clock in the evening University of Utah Medical Center 50 North Medical Drive Salt Lake City, Utah Please respond by enclosed card Dedication Ceremony Friday, September 11, 1981 11 o'clock A M. DEDICATION OF THE NEW UNIVERSITY OF UTAH HOSPITAL September 11, 1981 PROGRAM PRELUDE MUSIC Cottonwood High School Jazz Ensemble WELCOME Chase N. Peterson, M. D. Vice President for Health Sciences University of Utah INVOCATION Most Rev. William K. Weigand, D. D. Roman Catholic Bishop of Salt Lake City MEDICINE: STATE OF THE ART WillemJ. Kolff, M. D. Distinguished Professor of Surgery Head of the Division of Artificial Organs Director, Institute for Biomedical Engineering University of Utah Anne G. Osborn, M. D. Associate Professor of Radiology Assistant Dean for Medical Education University of Utah Roger R. Williams, M. D. Associate Professor of Internal Medicine University of Utah REMARKS Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, R- Utah DEDICATION ADDRESS David Pierpont Gardner, Ph. D. President, University of Utah RIBBON- CUTTING BENEDICTION Elder Neal A. Maxwell Member, Quorum of Twelve Apostles Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day Saints Office of the President 203 Park Building University of Utah Salt Lake City, Utah 84112 You are cordially invited to the dedication of the new University of Utah Hospital on Friday, September 11, 1981 at eleven o'clock in the morning University of Utah Medical Center 50 North Medical Drive Salt Lake City, Utah Tours to follow Presented by the Volunteer Auxiliary of the University of Utah Hospital. Arrangements may be made for religious counseling at all information desks. DEDICATION HOPE CHAPEL Sunday, September 13, 1981 4: 00 to 5: 00 PM Prelude Invocation Welcome Remarks & Tribute to Hope Sanford Bettilyon Musical Selection Speakers Dedicatory Prayer Benediction Postlude Jane Brown Elder David Lofgren Pat Christensen President Volunteer Auxiliary John A. Reinertsen Executive Director University Hospital Jane Brown Pastor Robert Schrank Reverend George Nye John H. Holbrook, M. D. Father Thomas Meersman Jane Brown Refreshments CLIENT: UNIVERSITY OF UTAH MEDICAL CENTO* FOR: Slide Show Script For Grand Opening HATE: FINAL 8/ 27/ 81 TYPED BY: RL/ cb 1. BLACK 1. 2. Title: A GREATER GIFT ( F HEALTH 2. Music 3. OLD MEDICAL CFMTER ( AERIAL) ( PAPERWEIGHT) Sixteen years ago, the University ol Utah unveiled " A Gilt ol Health" to the SaLt T^ ake community and the Intermountain West. 4. TIGHTER SHOP OF MF. D CENTO* 5. NURSING BUILDING 6. PHARMACY BUILDING 7. PHOTO OF LIBRARY 8. MEDICAL TOWERS 4. The " Gilt" was a spacious multi-mi i Lion dollar Medical Center... which combined the school ol medicine and a 310- bed teaching hospital. In addition, it brought 5. new buildings lor the College ot Nursing, 6. the College ol Pharmacy, 7. the Spencer S. Eccles Health Science*^ ibrary, 8. and the twin Medical Towers, which serve as i c s u I h i i l h halls - t h e Tne< ii. ca- 1< res ldents7 new iaculty and visitors. ot Med Center... Page 9. MEDICAL CENTRR 9. 10. MAP OF REGION 10. 11. RESIDENT WITH PATIENT 11. 12. DOCTOR IN CUEM TAB 12. 13. STUDENT WITH PATIENT 13. 14. PHOTO OF CONTRACTION 14. The new Medical Center complex began to draw a lot ot pub Lie support in 1965... as nearly- three million people trom the Grand Canyon to Canada began looking to University Medical Center to train their physicians, and other health care professionals, and, provide them with complex types ot care unavailable at community hospitals. In its sixteen years ot operation, 1 diversity Medical Center has become a major medical reterral and research center. And it is now recognized as a major international medical school and teaching hospital. Rut it a facility like ours is to remain strong in research and patient care, it must he flexible enough to change with the times. ot Med Center... Page 15. CONTRUCTION PHOTO 15. 16. CRCVDED OFFICE 16. 17. BLUEPRINT OF EXPANSION 17. 18. CLASSROOM 18. 19. CRCWDED LAP. 19. 20. PATIENTS WAITING 20. 21. NEW COMPLEX 21. 22. INSIDE SPOT 22. The Uni. versi. ty ot Utah understands that. Since 1965, the Medical Center has continuously expanded and updated its facilities and programs..'. to the point where the center had stretched past its limits to operate efficiently. Six years ago, a major campaign was launched to help alleviate the over- crowded classrooms... strained laboratories. . . and delays tor patients. The result: a new sixty- three million dollar expansion project known at the University as a " Greater Gift ot Health." It includes the addition ot a halt million square feet, nearly doubling the space available tor education, research and patient care. ot Med Center... Page 23. MED SCHOOL APPLICATIONS 24. MED STUDENT AT GRADUATION 25. RESIDENT WTTH MOTHER AND BABY 26. FACULTY MEETING 27. DOCTOR WITH PATIENT 28. LOTS OF BEDS 29. FRONT OF BUILDING 23. At a time when there is a continuing doctor shortage in many parts of the state and regionj 24. the expansion gives the state the option ot increasing the medical . school class size. 25. The number ot medical residents will also increase, 26. with appropriate additions to the faculty. 27. Retore opening our new facility, some patients referred to University Medical Center tor specialized care were turned away because ot bed shortages. 28. But now the University Hospital has 50 additional beds bringing the total number to 360, with a schedule tot another 90 beds -- totaling 450 -- to be added through 1985. 29. Each department within the hospital has been expanded to provide better service to Intermountain area residents. o Med Center.. . Page 30. EMERGENCY ENTRANCE 30. 31. PARKING LOT 31. 32. FRONT DESK 32. 33. SHOWER 33. 34. TRAUMA ROOM 34. 35. ELEVATOR 35. ° n the ground floor, the Emergency room is now more efficiently designed to handle crisis situations. It has. its own private driveway and enough covered parking tor six ambulances. Once patients are inside, immediate attention is given to critically ill or injured patients. A decontamination room is ready tor immediate washdown ot victims ot radiation or chemical exposure. Patients in critical condition can be treated in one ot E- R's two major trauma rooms located just across the hall. And Emergency also has its own private elevator, tor rushing a critical patient upstairs to the surgery suite or intensive care units located directly above Emergency. IJ of IJ Med Center.. . Page 6 36. OTHER ELEVATORS 37. WAITING ROOM 38. FAMILY WAITING 36. The new University Hospital also has separate elevators tor visitors, giving patients more privacy as they are wheeled in tor x- rays or other special procedures. 37. Public elevators take family and friends directly to the visitors' waiting rooms located on each floor. 38. These areas are much larger and more comfortable than the old waiting areas, seating about 40 visitors, with sections for smokers and non-smokers . 39. NURSERY WIDE SHOT 40. BABY BEING OPERATED ON 41. CLOSE - UP OF BABY 39. On the second floor ot the new hospital is one unit ot the Intermountain Newborn Intensive Care Center^^ hich is the only program ot its kind between Colorado and the West Coast. 40. This department cares tor some 700 premature and critically ill infants each year. 41. . Just over ten years ago, the infant death rate in the Intermountain Region was about thirty per one- thousand newborns. ot IJ Med Center... Page 42. MOTJTER HOTJDTNG CHILD 42. 43. CHAPEL 43. 44. PASTOR 44. 45. OPERATING ROOMS 45. 46. DOCTOR OPERATING 46. 47. HEART OPERATING ROOM Since the Center was torraed in 1968, that rate has been cut to tive- per-thousand.. . a dramatic reduction ot eighty percent. Treated next to the well- baby nursery is something new to University Hospital - a chapel. It's non- denominational, and ministers trom all taiths can use the facility whenever it's needed. L. D. S. services are held each Sunday tor patients and visitors. Operations are performed on the third floor ot the new building, in any ot ten operating rooms, two more than die original hospital. The Burn and T^ aser^ Surgery units also have their own operatT^ jjnk'roans, tor a total ot 12. While some rooms are set up tor general surgery, others are larger and have special equipment tor specific procedures, like 47. kidney transplants. This room is large enough to have two patients, a donor and a recipient. ot Med Center... Page 48. LASER MACHINE 48. 49. DOCTOR USING LASER 49. 50. DR. DIXON 50. 51. DOCTOR WORKING WITH TASER 51. 52. PATIENT ROOM 52. 53. NURSES BEHIND STATION 53. • fffBaJg^ iw-- wy. University Medical Center's laser surgery unit is one ot the nation's iirst and probably the broadest program anywher laser surgery performs a wide range of functions, from making surgery possible on previously inoperable conditions to removing birth marks and tatoos. And its potential is unlimited. Dr. John A. Dixon heads the laser unit, and is an internationally acclaimed pioneer in the field. His department is now working with 12 surgical subspecialties^ Ranging from opthamology to obstetrics and gynecology. Just outside the operating rooms is V the surgical intensive care unit... where a team of specially trained nurses provides constant care and attention tor very sick patients. ot IJ Med Center... Page 54. VIEW FROM WINDOW 55. BURN UNIT CENTER 56. BEDS OF BURN PATIENTS 57. PATIENT RECOVERING 58. ATRIUMS 54. Part ot the therapy given to these critically ill patients is a spectacular view ot the Salt Lake Valley' trom the bedside window. 55. Upstairs on the iourth tloor is the Intermountain Bum Center. With more than 200 severely burned patients treated each year, this was on3 area in great need ot expansion. 56. The new Burn Unit doubles in size trom six to twelve beds . . . it's one ot the best equipped burn units anywhere in the United States. 57. Extensive burns are treated through a " team" approach involving specially trained surgeons, nurses, therapists and social workers . . . until a patient's recovery is complete. 58. These " sun deck" areas otter both burn patients and coronary care patients a chance to " get outside" without straying too tar trom the nursing station. II ot IJ Med Center.. . Page 10 59. MEDICAL BUILDING 59. 60. EDUCATION AND RESEARCH 60. TCWER 61. CLASSROOM 61. 62. GENETICS ' 62. 63. DUMKE 63. 64. HELIPAD 64. Improvements made by our " Greater 01tt ot Health" are not confined to inside the hospital. Two new buildings are part ot the expansion project, the Education j o u . . , and Research . . _ J which has seven tloors ot classrooms conference rooms and laboratories . . the top two floors are Leased by the? Howard Hughes MedicaL Institute tor expansion ot the human genetics program. And the Dr. Ezekiel R. and Edna Wattis Dumke Building, which is the headquarters ot the University's artificial organs program. Just outside the hospital's Emergency Department is the new helipad... landing area tor the Airrned patient transport system. MI ot II Med Center.. . Page 11 65. HELICOPTER IN FLIGHT 65. 66. HELICOPTER LANDING 66. 67. EQUIPMENT 67. 68. PARKING LOT 68. 69. REGULAR PARKING 69. The University's Airraed system is a referral service which transports patients trom other hospitals and is capable ot picking up patients at accident sites. About fifteen hundred patients benefited from the University's two helicopters and three airplanes just last year. The aircraft are equipped as flying intensive care units with complete life- support and monitoring systems. Treated on the other side ot the hospital is a new 700 space parking terrace set aside principally tor staff and faculty. With fewer people needing space in the other lot, this allows tor greater parking availability tor the general public, too. otIJ Med Center.. . Page 1 70. OLD 1904 PHOTO 71. ANOTHER OLD PHOTO 72. BUILDING FAST OF PIONEER MEMORIAL 73. 1944 CLASS PHOTO 74. COUNTY HOSPITAL 75. CURRENT PHOTO 76. DOCTOR WITH PATIENT 77. DOCTOR IN LAB 70. The Ifai. versity medical program has seen a great number ot changes in its 77- year history. 71. From its humble beginnings on the second tloor ot the Museum Building, 72. to the tirst all- new medical building, completed in 1920, 73. to the tirst tour- year medical program in 1944 . . . 74. when students used the County Hospital located six miles ott campus, 75. to the Medical Center complex today, the " U" has shown tremendous growth. 76. Rut as otten as it's changed, its mission has always remained the same ... our concern tor the health ot Intermountain Area residents. 77. Because it's remained flexible, University Medical Center has shaped its facilities to conform to the community's needs by making specialized treatment available in areas like ot I Med Center... Page 1 78. POISON CONTROL CENTER SIGN 79. WORKER ON PHONE 80. GUY IN WHEEL CHAIR 78. the Intermountain Regional Poison Control center, which responds to more than 30 thousand calls each year. 79. Clinical pharmacists, nurses and students take calls trom the public regarding accidental poisonings, drug abuse and attempted suicides. 80. The Intermountain Spinal Cord Injury Center, which provides physical, psychological, social and vocational care to scores ot spinal cord victims annually, most ot them young adults with their entire lives ahead ot them. 81. YOUNG PREGNANT MOTHER 82. SIGN OF DIVISION ARTIFICIAL ORGANS 81. The Teen Mother and Child Program, which otters medical, psychological and vocational services to pregnant teens. It's the only program ot its kind in the Intermountain Area. 82. And the Division ot Artificial Organs, which is one ot the most talked about areas at the University today. U ot II Med Center... Page 14 83. PATIENT WITH ARTIFICIAL KIDNEY 84. ARTIFICIAL HEART 85. ARTIFICIAL ARM 86. ARTIFICIAL HEARING MACHINE, 87. CLASSROOM 88. NEW MEDICAL COMPLEX 89. STATUE 83. Patients with kidney tailure can now dialyze themselves at home through the use ot a single needle artificial kidney. 84. In addition, the department's awaiting the go- ahead trom the Federal Government to replace a damaged human heart with a totally artificial heart. 85. Plus the continuing development of artificial Limhs... K6. and artificial hearing. 87. University Medical Center is continually striving to otter the Intermountain Area the best and most effective medical treatment available anywhere. 88. And that's why the " U" deeply thanks the many donors who made this valuable gift possible. 89. A pernvment remembrance stands in the new hospital lobby as a way to say " thank you." U ot IJ Med Center. . . Page 15 90. " U" ON HORSESHOE 90. And the University accepts your " Greater Oitt ot Health" in the only manner possible... 91. PATIENTS 91. by giving all the advantages and capabilities ot the Medical Center complex back to you and the entire Intermountain Area. THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH MEDICAL CENTER • 1981 GRAND OPENING w THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH MEDICAL CENTER • 1981 GRAND OPENING niversity of Utah Medical Cen-ter is one of the state's most precious assets. What finer cause for celebration than the culmina-tion of a building project that has made it bigger and better than ever. There could be no better time to be opening the " Greater Medi-cal Center." Utah and the Inter-mountain West are growing at more than double the rate of the nation as a whole. Before the turn of the century, we'll have a population of four and a half million people. Selective energy and industrial development, while ulti-mately desirable, will place even greater strains on health care in our rural communities, where medical personnel and services already are in short supply. Fortunately for Utahns and for our neighbors in Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Colorado and Nevada, the University of Utah has pioneered the concept of regional medical service. University Hospital and the Utah School of Medicine serve more than 10 percent of the geographic area of the United States, and our University Medical Center has evolved into a major referral, research and health professions training center for the entire region. This new space - the fruit of a $ 34.9 million bonding bill passed by the 1975 Legislature and of the generous private support of thousands of Utahns and others - will enable the University to come closer to meeting its responsibilities and potential in research, teaching and service. And it will ensure the continued high quality of specialized services that we Utahns have come to take for granted - but shouldn't. Ser-vices such as the burn and newborn intensive care centers, the spinal cord injury rehabilitation program, and the Inter-mountain Regional Poison Control Center. Because of programs such as these, our state and region are better places to live. University of Utah Medical Center benefits not only us but our children and their children. What finer investment could there be than those programs which alleviate human pain and suffering? Congratulations to everyone who helped make possible this " Greater Gift of Health." u he four years between ground-breaking and dedication of the new University of Utah Hospital tell only a fraction of the story of the ambitious Medical Center ex-pansion project. The real story lies in those friends of medicine who, since the day our University School of Medi-cine opened its doors 76 years ago, would not settle for less than the best possible teaching, research and patient care pro-grams for Utah and the Intermountain West. Without a persevering faculty, forward- thinking legisla-tive leadership and the generous support of private citizens, we still might be teaching and caring for patients in temporary wooden barracks, converted Army officers' quarters and the then antiquated Salt Lake County Hospital that served us for so many years. The " old" Medical Center on campus - it's really only 16 years old - was too small the day it opened its doors in 1965. But when patients move into the new University Hospital on September 22, 1981, they'll be cared for in a new facility designed to meet the health personnel and specialized care needs of the Intermountain West for the next two decades. We won't disappoint the region's 3.5 million residents who look to us to train their physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other health professionals. In addition to improving service to the 80,000 patients treated each year as inpatients, in outpatient clinics or in our Emergency Department, the University Hospital expansion allows our medical education programs to grow with the increasing population of the region. The new hospital, the education and research building, the parking terrace, the central plant building and the Dr. Ezekiel R. and Edna Wattis Dumke Building for the artificial organs program ( all of which are part of the $ 63 million expan-sion project) and the soon- to- be- remodeled " old" Medical Center are located adjacent to the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library and the colleges of nursing, pharmacy and health, making the University of Utah Health Sciences Center the largest in the Intermountain Region and one of the very finest such centers in the nation. Under the leadership of Mr. George S. Eccles, the expan-sion fund drive was launched in 1975 - the largest such effort ever undertaken for private support either at the Uni-versity or in the state. At that time we appealed for a " Gift of Health." Thousands of people gave generously and their gifts, together with the $ 34.9 million bond issue, made it all possible. This " Greater Gift of Health" that we now are able to give back to the Intermountain community is a lasting monument to that generous support and the confidence of the Utah Legisla-ture, its governors and the people of our state and region. David P. Gardner President, University of Utah THE INCREDIBLE GROWTH OF THE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER € he giant medical center complex that now is University Hospital and the School of Medicine had its beginnings on the second floor of the University of Utah Museum in 1904. It was in that year that the University Department of Biology was reorganized, resulting in separate classes in histology and embryology for medical students. The original building still stands directly northwest of the Park Building on President's Circle, and is in daily use. It wasn't long until this cramped facility had to be ex-panded. A gymnasium on the third floor of the museum was divided, giving the fledgling medical school a third classroom. These three rooms served as the home of medical educa-tion on the University of Utah campus until 1920, when the two- year, pre- clinical medical school moved to a new building just east of the present Pioneer Memorial Theatre. Some Uni-versity records show that this building was built as a dormitory for cavalry officers trained at the University during World War I. Growing interest in medical education forced an expansion of this facility in 1937. The School of Medicine ( called College of Medicine until 1981) expanded from a two- year medical school to a full four-year course in 1942. The addition of two years of clinical education to the school's curriculum meant that students needed a hospital where they could gain their clinical experi-ence. The only hospital available was the old Salt Lake County General Hospital, six miles from campus at 21st South and State streets. A former dean of the School of Medicine described the facility as " old, small, poorly arranged and very poorly equipped." The outpatient department was located in an adjacent house. The hospital was administered by Salt Lake County and " employees were hired and fired every time the politicians changed," according to this early dean. Because of these and other problems, it was decided that if the University of Utah were to move forward in health sciences education, it needed its own teaching hospital which would serve as the clinical laboratory not only for future physi-cians, but for nursing, pharmacy and health students as well. Ground was broken for the present building in 1962 and University Hospital officially opened its doors on July 10,1965. It is interesting to note that expenditures for that first year An early campus home of the School of Medicine Old Salt Lake County Hospital University Medical Center in 1965 of operation, only 16 years ago, were only $ 4.2 million. Oper- 5 ating expenditures now total more than $ 60 million yearly. But, University Hospital was not through growing. It was only a short decade before farsighted health science admin-istrators realized that a larger, more modern clinical facility was needed to support health science education at the Uni-versity. Design and funding plans were drafted and approved by appropriate authorities and the resulting $ 63 million of con-struction, culminating with the opening of the new hospital September 22,1981, makes the University Medical Center one of the largest and most sophisticated medical facilities any-where. The new University Hospital has approximately one- half million square feet of space, more than 2,000 employees, 450 beds ( by 1985) and is the home of the most technically up- to- date hospital equipment available. From its humble beginnings on the second floor of the University Museum, University Hospital has become one of the premier hospitals in the area, where patients receive excellent medical care at the lowest possible cost. The missions of the University's Health Sciences Center are medical education, research and patient care. As the teaching laboratory and patient care facility for the School of Medicine and the colleges of nursing, pharmacy and health; University Hospital is the key to fulfilling these objectives. Although it's come a long way since the beginning of this century, the hospital's future has just begun. The new Uni-versity of Utah Hospital... growing with a growing West. The Greater Medical Center, 1981 Dumke Bldg. ( foreground), and education and research bldg. L New central plant building ANEW AGE OF ACCOMPLISHMENT • AIRMED PATIENT TRANSPORT SYSTEM Equipped as portable intensive care units with all necessary life- support systems, the Medical Center's two helicopters and three airplanes brought 1,500 patients to the center just last year. • TEEN MOTHER AND CHILD PROGRAM This new program offers medical and psychological services to pregnant teenagers. It's the only program of its kind in the Intermountain Area. here is one basic reason why Uni-versity Medical Center has earned the recognition of being one of the top medical schools and teaching hospitals in the country: flexibility. In just a few short years, the University has responded to the needs of a growing Intermountain Area by developing needed spe-cialized services such as: Newborn Intensive Care Center cares for some 700 newborns annually • INTERMOUNTAIN SPINAL CORD INJURY CENTER More than 120 spinal cord injuries occur annually in the Intermountain Area. These victims, mostly young adults, are cared for by specialists who help them achieve the highest possible level of physical, psychological, social and voca-tional independence. • INTERMOUNTAIN REGIONAL POISON CONTROL CENTER This 24- hour emergency information service responds to more than 30,000 calls each year regarding accidental poi-sonings, drug abuse and attempted suicides. • INTERMOUNTAIN REGIONAL BURN CENTER One of the best equipped burn units anywhere in the United States, the University burn unit treats more than 200 patients each year through a team approach involving surgeons, nurses, therapists and social workers. The new hospital doubles the size of the burn center. • INTERMOUNTAIN NEWBORN INTENSIVE CARE CENTER This department cares for 700 premature and critically ill infants every year and is the only one of its kind between Colorado and the West Coast. Poison control personnel respond to emergency calls University Medical Center is a world center for genetics research Intermountain Burn Center treats patients from six- state area Wearable artificial kidney ( WAK) was pioneered at University Laser surgery pioneer Dr. John A. Dixon • HUMAN GENETICS 7 Some 50 genetics- related research projects under way in the medical school have far- reaching implications for the quality of human life. The Utah genetics team is working toward eliminating genetic defects and improving health through preventive medicine. • LASER SURGERY The Medical Center's laser surgery unit is one of the nation's first and probably is the broadest program anywhere. The unit is working on a laser that would penetrate the skin and dissolve cancerous tumors on a lung. • ARTIFICIAL ORGANS Thanks to the continued research of this department, patients with kidney failure now can dialyze themselves at home with an artificial kidney. Additional work with artificial hearing, limbs, and hearts has made University Medical Center a world leader in artificial organs. umt II « I « I • mi m* mg • Msaa auuMt A GREATER GIFT OF HEALTH Wl LL CONTIN U E TO GROW Medical Center Expansion Fund Drive Donors of $ 5,000 or more s a public institution, University A Medical Center relies heavily on private donations to help maintain and improve its facilities and pro-grams. Without the continued sup-port of our many friends, today's " Greater Gift of Health" and other expansion programs like it would not have been possible. With your help, the University Medical Center has become a major patient care, medical education and research center, recognized as one of the top medical schools and teaching hospitals in the country. As a major medical facility, University Medical Center will continue to expand its programs and facilities as the needs of a growing Intermountain Area require them. And once again, the University Medical Center will appeal to the concern and the generosity of its friends to provide for the needs and health care of tomorrow. Today, we are thankful for the support of those whose names appear here for helping to turn the dream of a " Greater Gift of Health" into reality. Alta Industries Ltd. American Savings and Loan Association Anderson Lumber Company Arctic Circle, Inc. Arnold Machinery Company Robert G. Arnold Associated Piping and Engineering R. C. Baker Foundation Bamberger- Allen Health and Education Foundation Clarence Bamberger, Jr. Clarence Bamberger, Sr. Ruth Eleanor Bamberger and John Ernest Bamberger Memorial Foundation Bass Foundation Richard D. Bass Edwin and Leah Battson Foundation Calvin A. and Hope Fox Eccles Behle Joseph E. Bernolfo, Jr. Hope S. and B. Lue Bettilyon Bonneville News Company Braztah Corporation Mr. and Mrs. Reed W. Brinton Gordon and Betty Browning Maybelle Covey and R. Harold Burton Marie Eccles Caine Chicago Bridge & Iron Foundation Cline's Auto Sales Edward W. Clyde Commercial Security Bank Cummins Intermountain Edward Mike Davis Estate of Leslie W. Davis Annie Taylor Dee Foundation Thomas D. Dee II Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company Lillian Ethel Dufton Charitable Trust George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Spencer F. and Cleone P. Eccles The Spencer S. Eccles Family Willard L. and Ruth P. Eccles Estate of VaLois Egbert Estate of Gladys C. Ellison The Employees of the University of Utah Medical Center The Faculty of the University of Utah School of Medicine First Federal Savings and Loan Association First Security Bank of Idaho First Security Bank of Utah Freed Investment Company Mr. and Mrs. David L. Freed GARCO Foundation Kendall D. Garff J. Patrick Gibbons Gillham Advertising, Inc. A. L. Glasmann Memorial Great Salt Lake Minerals & Chemicals Corporation Harris Truck & Equipment Company Jay Dee and Alice Harris The William H. and Mattie Wattis Harris Foundation Mr. and Mrs.* Richard A. Harrison George C. and Wilda Gene Hatch Hayes Brothers Buick Mr. and Mrs. Homer M. Hayward John C. and Bliss L. Hubbard Foundation Husky Oil Company IBM Industrial Supply Company, Inc. Gleason M. Irwin Trust JB's Restaurants, Inc. Janss Foundation Emma Eccles Jones KTVX The Kemmerer Coal Company Kennecott Minerals Company Kresge Foundation Edmund W. Littlefield The Edwin L. Madsen, Sr., Family Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. McGillis McNally Mountain States Steel Company Meadow Gold Dairies Charles E. Merrill Trust The Herbert I. and Elsa B. Michael Foundation Monroe, Inc. The Fred A. Moreton, Sr., Family Mountain Bell Mountain Fuel Supply Company NL Industries Foundation Dolores Powell Nickens Okland Construction Company Jack Okland Mr. and Mrs. Gordon M. Olch Parker- Hannifin Foundation James L. Parkin, M. D. Louis S. Peery, M. D. Leon Peterson Development Company Phillips Petroleum Company Price River Coal Company Prudential Federal Savings and Loan Association Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Quinney Robert L. Rice The Salt Lake Tribune Estate of Marigold N. Saunders DeeG. and Ida W. Smith Smith's Management Corporation Sorenson Research Company James L. Sorenson Sperry Corporation H. Wayne Stead Steiner Foundation, Inc. The Charles H. Stratford Family Streator Chevrolet Company Frank B. Streator Sunset Sport Centers Sweet Candy Company Mr. and Mrs. Leon Jack Sweet Obert C. and Grace A. Tanner Thiokol Corporation E. Parry and Peggy C. Thomas Tiger Oil Company Tracy- Collins Bank and Trust Company Union Pacific Foundation U & I Incorporated Utah Power & Light Company Valley Bank and Trust Company Van Cott, Bagley, Cornwall & McCarthy The Volunteer Auxiliary of the University Hospital Milton Wagstaff Motor Company The John M. and Glenn Walker Wallace Foundation Rick Warner Ford Wasatch Plumbing Supply Company Irma Agnes Westcott Lifetime Trust Weyher Construction Company Robert F. Weyher Wheeler Machinery Company Don M. Wheeler George and Lorna Winder ZCMI Zions First National Bank ' deceased A DIFFICULT GOAL, AND HOW IT WAS ACHIEVED he Medical Center Expansion Fund Drive was the largest fund- raising effort in the history of the Univer-sity of Utah. That it reached its multi- million dollar goal with several million to spare is a tribute to the untiring efforts and personal commitment of its dedicated volunteer fund raisers. Rarely have the efforts of community members, alumni, and staff been joined together so effectively - and with such enthusiasm, generosity and success! The $ 43 million hospital is the showpiece of a $ 63 million expansion project, which also includes the Dr. Ezekiel R. and Edna Wattis Dumke Building for artificial organs research, the seven- story education and research building, a 700- space covered parking terrace, and a central plant building. Although the two- year fund drive was not launched until 1975, and ground wasn't broken for the new hospital until two years after that, expansion plans had been incubating since the mid- 1960s. Serious long- range planning for the drive began when Dr. John A. Dixon became dean of the School of Medi-cine in 1972. At that time, University President David P. Gard-ner not only approved the idea of a greater Medical Center, he also gave it his priority, directing University administrators and planners to start doing their homework for the project. The appeal that resulted was a persuasive campaign that identified the Medical Center as the prime training center for the doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care pro-fessionals serving the Intermountain West. " This sprawling, sparsely populated area, growing at more than double the rate of the nation as a whole, will have a population of four and half million by 1995," said a brochure produced to launch the fund drive. " Energy development and heavy immigration will cause population booms throughout the area, and current shortages of medical manpower and services in rural communities will grow more acute." The brochure pointed out that the present Medical Center was " too small the day it opened in 1965" because of budget-forced cutbacks in gross square footage, and that " the ex-pansion will almost double the center's available space for education, research, and patient care." With this ammunition, the University " tested the waters" in the fall of 1973, interviewing 100 community leaders to describe expansion plans, seek support, and determine their degree of interest. The response was positive and enthusias-tic. University administrators then sharpened their pencils and determined they would need $ 34.9 million from the legisla-ture, $ 17.6 million from Federal funds available for health pro-fessions training programs, and $ 10 million from private sources to make the new Medical Center a reality. So, with community support waiting in the wings and all pertinent facts and figures at his fingertips, Dr. Dixon im-mediately went to the legislature. Then Senator W. Hughes Brockbank, chairman of the appropriations committee, and other key legislators added their political skills to the Uni-versity's efforts, and the 1975 Utah State Legislature approved a $ 34.9 million bonding bill at a favorable 5.5 percent interest rate for the expansion of University Medical Center - only the second instance of long- term borrowing in Utah's history. With the bond in hand, the University was ready once again, as it had been when the private sector contributed $ 3.5 million of the $ 14 million cost of the original Medical Center, to appeal to its friends to " provide today for the health needs of tomorrow." Enter banker and philanthropist George S. Eccles. Mr. Eccles, chairman of the board of First Security Corporation, had been involved with the 1965 building campaign, served on the Medical Research Foundation, and had a strong interest in the Medical Center. When he accepted President Gardner's invitation to be general chairman of the Medical Center Expan-sion Fund Drive in the spring of 1975, the big push began. He became the leader and the head benefactor. The drive was launched with an effort to raise $ 1.2 million of the $ 10 million within the Medical Center itself. Distinguished hematologist Maxwell M. Wintrobe encouraged his faculty colleagues to be pacesetters. The result was the needed $ 1.2 million, and the employees and volunteer auxiliary, led by Dr. James J. McNamara, director of social work, added an addi-tional $ 200,000 to the building pot. Outside the University other reservoirs were being tapped, led by a dynamic corps of fund raisers. Edward M. Naughton, chairman of the board of Utah Power and Light Company, and Arch L. Madsen, president of Bonneville International Corpora-tion, led the Advance Gifts Committee. Harold " Hack" Woolley, vice president and general manager of KTVX, chaired the Special Gifts Committee. The campaign's medical division, consisting of the Medical z Center staff, alumni, and community M. D. s, was led by Dr. Jack D. Stringham, class of ' 48, and the alumni effort within that division was directed by Dr. Homer E. Smith, class of ' 37. " The last few months and those last few million definitely were the hardest," recalls one fund raiser. But finally, the larg-est single gift ever made to the University of Utah - a $ 3.6 million bequest from the estate of VaLois Egbert - put the Medical Center Expansion Fund Drive over the top. To the donors, to the volunteer team, and to the hundreds of others who so generously gave this " Gift of Health" to the entire Intermountain Area, the University of Utah says, thank you. George S. Eccles, general chairman, Expansion Fund Drive Expansion nearly doubles available hospital space A PERMANENT SYMBOL OF GRATITUDE J 14 reating a sculpture to recognize C donors to University of Utah Medi-cal Center has special significance for artist Trevor Southey. " For me," says Mr. Southey, " art is only meaningful when it relates to life or offers insight into relation-ships between people. A hospital intensifies these relationships, giv-ing them a poetic significance." The sculpture, which will stand in the atrium of the new University Hospital lobby, was conceived by Mr. Southey. He will sculpt life- size metal figures which will be attached to steel walls inscribed with the names of all major donors since University Hospital first opened in 1965. " The walls support the figures, just as the donors support the healing relationships between patient and medical staff," says Mr. Southey. " The figures are in mid- air to indicate that their relationship has transcended the ordinary. The adult figure represents the medical profession, and the child sym-bolizes the dependency and vulnerability of the ill or injured." The adult figure is reaching out to the child, offering strength, knowledge and help. " This is a deliberate gesture," comments Southey, " just as the healers at University Hospital make daily decisions to become involved with their patients. The child is timidly reaching for the adult's hand, indicating that trust is beginning to triumph over fear." " There is a fundamental energy between the two figures," comments Southey. " This is not an accidental or an easy relationship. The healer and the patient are involved. They are committed. In this way, they reflect the ultimate potential of all people." ^ A native of Rhodesia, Trevor Southey learned his love of x r art while confined to bed with rheumatic fever. He attended art school in England and in Durban, South Africa, before moving to Utah in 1965 to study at Brigham Young University. He taught art at BYU from 1970- 1977, when he " reluc-tantly realized that I could not produce the energy to be both artist and teacher with depth and enthusiasm." Since then, he has devoted himself to his art, his family and his farm in Alpine, Utah. Entrance to new University Hospital AirMed system transported 1,500 patients last year Some 108,000 radiologic procedures are performed annually W A patient's view of the Salt Lake Valley University Medical Center serves 3.5 million Intermountain residents Medical Center's Hope Chapel University of Utah Medical Center growing with a growing West ', tTho concrete, brick and glass University jjpf Utah Hospital, a recently completed part of University Medical Center's $ 63 million expansion, will be dedicated this Friday. U. of U. Hospital To Dedicate Patient Center i- y+ ^ . » . 1 " The new University Hospital, patient care center-piece of the $ 63 million University of Utah Medical I Center expansion project, will be dedicated in a j public ceremony Friday. of U. President David P. Gardner will deliver j the- dedicatory address at 11 a. m. at the main enfrance of the new facility. Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, R; JJtah, will also speak. JJJfrs. Norma Mathesor will join President Gard- j nw in cutting the traditio » al ribbon across the front d& r. p r a y e r s will be offered ty the McJst Rev. William K. Weigand, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City, and Elder Neal A. Maxwell, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apistles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day Sairts. The public is invited to to( r" the new hospital, Friday from noon until 3: 30 p. m. and Saturday fronV JO a. m. to 4 p. m. ^^ Showpiece of the University of Utah Medical Center, tha new $ 63 million hospital will be dedicated Friday. U. of U. Medical Center to open new era with hospital dedication A new era for the University of Utah Medical Center will begin Friday with the dedication of the new $ 63 million University Hospital. The public ceremony will be held at 11 a. m. at the main entrance of the new facility. University President David P. Gardner will deliver the dedicatory ad-dress and Sen. Orrin Hatch, R- Utah, will also speak. Gardner and Norma Matheson, wife of Gov. Scott M. Matheson, will cut a ribbon across the front door. The Most Rev. William K. Weigand, Roman Catholic bishop of Salt Lake City, and Neal A. Maxwell, a member of the Council of the Twelve of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day Saints, will offer prayers. Public tours will be conducted Friday fmm nnnn until 3- 30 n m. and Saturday from 10 a. m. to 4 p. m. The $ 63 million expansion of the medical center includes the University Hospital; the Dr. Ezekiel and Edna Wattis Dumke Building for artificial organs research, which opened last summer; a new seven-story medical education and research tower, to be dedicated in October; a new 700- space covered parking and a new central facilities fuilding for emergency power, heating and air conditioning equip-ment. The Hope Chapel, a non- denominational meditation room, will be dedicated Sunday at 4 p. m. The chapel was made possible by a contribution from Hope S. and B. Lue Bettilyon. Mrs. Bettilyon was the first president of the University Hospital Volun-teer Auxiliary. The new emergency department will go into operation on Sept. 18. Patients will be moved into the new hospital Sept. 22. The departments of pediatrics, psychiatry and physical medicine and rehabilitation will remain in the original building as the hospital expands from 310 to 450 beds between now and 1985. The available space vacated in the original building will be used by the University of Utah School of Medicine. Jerry L. Smith, University Hospital administrator, said the new facility has been designed according to the principle of function over form. The new burn unit, for example, has hydro- therapy and operating rooms located adjacent to the patient care area so patients are moved very little for treat-ment, he said. The labor and delivery rooms are in the center of the second floor, with the well- baby nursery to the west and the newborn intensive care unit to the east. Utah health care touted at U. hospital rites RDflecs eret M/ m . a r\ / 11 /(- » 1 ™ Utah's health delivery system is the finest in the United States and thus in the world, Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, said Friday. Hatch made the remark in a speech prepared for dedication ceremonies of the new University Hospi-tal. Utah's First Lady, Norma Matheson, joined University of Utah President David P. Gardner in cutting the traditional ' ribbon across the main entrance of the $ 43 million hospital, centerpiece of the $ 63 million JT of IT Medical Center expansion project. '• I1 Gardner said the dedication " is of importance, to every citizen of our state and to nearly all persons residing within the Intermountain West." " These new facilities will assure that competent health professionals will be educated and trained in one of the nation's pre- eminent health science centers," Gardner said. In addition, he said, major medical research breakthroughs will occur and medical history be made in the center this year and in those to come. " The University of Utah pledges to make effective and efficient use of these facilities and will do all within its power to satisfy the trust in us by those who made this expansion possible," Gardner said. Hatch said Utah's hospitals continue to rank among the nation's best in inpatient cost savings, shorter lengths of stay for patients, economies in hospital- clinic admissions and other health statistics. " I happen to know that several of the hospital administrators here this morning have done more to News 9/ 11/ 81 bring down health care inflation in their ' voluntary effort' campaign than all the previous federal efforts combined," Hatch said. He said the average patient from any other Mountain West state pays $ 299 more for a hospital visit than a Utahn, and nationally it costs a patient $ 430 more to receive the same level and quality of care. The average length of stay in Utah, 5.3 days, is the shortest in the continental United States and three days shorter than that of non- Utah patients, he said. Hatch said, " Maybe we should subsidize flying Washington's federal health planners back here for remedial training." Prayers were offered by the Most Rev. WilUam K. Weigand, Roman Catholic Bishop of Salt Lake City, and Neal A. Maxwell, a member of the Council of the Twelve of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day Saints. i Public tours ot the new hospital were held Friday afternoon, and will continue from 10 a. m. to 4 p. m. Saturday. A special employees' night will be held until 8 Friday. The Hope Chapel, a non- denominational medita-tion room made possible by a contribution by Hope S. and B. Lue Bettilyon, will be dedicated Sunday at 4 p. m.. Patients will be moved into the new hospital Sept. 22. The new emergency department will go into operation Sept. 18. In addition to the new hospital dedicated Friday, the University Medical Center expansion includes the Dr. Ezekiel R. and Edna Wattis Dumke Building for artificial organs research that opened last summer, a seven- story medical education and research tower to be dedicated in October, a 700- space covered parking terrace and central facilities building. In addition to the emergency department, the new hospital building will house the burn unit, intensive care and coronary care units, labor and delivery rooms, well- baby nursery and newborn intensive care unit, surgical suite and pharmacy. A new helicopter pad is located outside the emergency suite on the north side of the hospital. THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE, 9/ 12/ 81 An Editorial Comment M e d i c a l C e n t e r O p e n i n g R e f l e c t s W e l l - E a r n e d P u b l i c S u p p 6 r t ; : ' H ; ^ 5 An excellent medical center is like artificial heart in a human: The heart a great heart pumping ever- improved is the product of a 24- year research-health care throughout the region it effort headed by Dr. Willem J. Kolff,; serves and beyond. Few such director of the university's Division of facilities provide for an area as large Artifical Organs. Such once- novel and diverse as that which looks to the undertakings as the burn and new- University of Utah Medical Center for born intensive care centers, the modern health care. spinal cord rehabilitation program In commenting on the grand a n d t h e Intermountain Regional opening of the new $ 63 million Poison Control Center are now estab-expansion project at the center. Gov. hshed services. ,; - ; .. r Scott M. Matheson noted that the Although its international stand- University Hospital and the Utah ing is enhanced by accomplishments School of Medicine serve 10 percent of that open new fields of medical the goegraphic area of the United expertise, high regard for the Utah States. Although this regional charac- center throughout the Intermountain ter is . recognized in the form of West is rooted in quality educational federal financial aid, the greatest and medical services it has consis-share of expansion money came from tently provided. The expansion as- Utahns, through state authorized Sures that such day- to- day exeellance bonding and private contributions, will continue ancl grow. > .... Many of the same public spirited utahns, who have been building" organizations and individuals gave toward today's superb facility since generously 16 years ago when the med i c a l education began at . the. original center was opened at a cost university in 1904, can look on the of $ 14 million. latest achievement with justifiable Benefits from this community pride. .. effort are extraordinary. In various Medical Center Expansion ways the center touches the lives of F u n d D r i v 6 j headed by resourceful millions in Utah and surrounding George S. Eccles and carried to states. Medical advances pioneered s u c c e s s by individuals too numerous by a number of outstanding staff t o reCognize individually/ was the physicians and technicians are help- i a r g e s t such project in the history of ing people throughout the world. - t h e University of Utah and possibly A timely example surfaced Thurs- the state as well. It is thereforej day when the Federal Food and Drug extremely satisfying to realize that] Administration granted the medical the health care return on this record! center permission to implant an investment will be in like proportion, j ™ ^ T i i i i ^ • • • P O M M I - Tribune Staff Photos by Lynn R. Johnsor With a crowd facing the $ 68 million expansion I included a talk by Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, R-of University Hospital, Friday's dedication | Utah. He praised health care practitioners. Special Rite Dedicates U. Hospital By JoAnn Jacobsen- Wells Tribune Medical Editor The University of Utah's new $ 68 million hospital, referred to as a " Greater Gift of Health," was officially dedicated Friday. The 11 a. m. outdoor dedicatory ser-vice, attended by medical, educational, governmental, church and business dignitaries, was more than just a ceremony. It was a celebration of health - complete with multi- colored balloons, flowers, food, music ( by the Cottonwood High School Jazz Ensemble) and pre-scriptions for happiness through the corrcction of illness. Spirit Alive. Well Featured speaker at . the ceremony, U. S. Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, emphasized that " the spirit of everything we cherish as Utahns is alive and well at the University of Utah Medical Center." Sen. Hatch, chairman of the Senate Committee on Labor and Human Re-sources, said ( he secret of the success of the new facility is " the charity and good works of the individuals and groups. who continue to make the U. of U.' s Medical Center one of the finest in the world. " More than anything else, we have come in celebration of the health care leaders and countless doctors, nurses and practitioners who breathe service, life and spirit into the building and health delivery complex we have gathered together this morning to dedicate." The complex is just north of the old hospital, which will be used principally as a teaching facility. Largest U. Addition The new hospital, the largest addition to the U. of U., has 420,000 square feet of space - almost doubling the size of the old complex. The architects were Gustavson, Nelson, Panushka GNP's. The expansion includes the new University Hospital; the Dr. Ezekiel R. and Edna Wattis Dumke Building for artificial organs research ( which opened last summer); a seven- story medical education and research tower ; a 700- space covered parking terrace ( making a total of 2,500 parking spaces at the center); a new central facilities building housing the emergency power, heating and air conditioning equip-ment. Jerry L. Smith, hospital adminis-trator, said the new hospital was designed according to the principle of " function over form. Efficient Care Design " It was designed to care for the patient in the most efficient and economic way," he emphasized. " There are a lot of open areas, as well as logistical points from one area to another - the emergency room, to surgical ICU, to operating room, etc. " Utah really can't afford this place," Mr. Smith said. " The fact is we have a See Page B- 8. Column 1 Dr. Willem J. Kolff, a leader in artificial organ research, jokingly shows off a T- shirt d e p i c t i n g i n t e r n a l organs and shows where U. surgeons hope to place artificial heart. ' 8 B The Salt Lake Tribune, September 12, 1981 Services Dedicate New U. Hospital Continued From Page B- l medical center which is as good as any in the country - right up there with the best - out ( here) in the Intermountain Region where there's a lot of land, but not many people." The University of Utah Hospital is owned by the people of the State of Utah. However, according to hospital officials, less than 4 percent of the hospital's operating budget ( which totaled $ 60.1 million in 1981) comes from the State of Utah, contrasted with 15 percent for an average state- assisted teaching hospital. And, more than $ 12 million for the expansion project came as private gifts. U. of U. President David P. Gardner, in delivering the dedication address Friday, expressed apprecia-tion to the countless patrons who made the hospital expansion dream a reality. He stressed that the new facility will not only be an intricate part of health services in the West, but will be forefront in health services worldwide. The president's statement was exemplified by statements by world- recognized members of the medical center staff. Telling how the expansion will increase their capabilities for medical advancement were Willem J. Kolff, M. D., head of the Division of Artificial Organs; Anne G. Osborn, M. D., associate professor of radiology, and Roger R. Williams, M. D., associate professor of internal medicine. Mrs. Scott M. Matheson, wife of the governor, using a pair of surgical scissors, cut the ribbon to officially open the new hospital. Friday afternoon, from noon until 3: 30 p. m., public tours were conducted of the new facility. ( They will also be held Saturday from 10 a. m. to 4 p. m.) Inside the front door, a sculpture of a nude man and child immediately catches visitors' eyes. Inscribed on the sculpture, done by Trevor Southey, is the following message, entitled '• Healing:" " When the pure impulse of the strong, the knowledgeable and the wise to spring to the aid oi the frightened and the vulnerable becomes instinctive and possibly the root of the greatest good in mankind Is found " 8 A | The Salt Lake Tribune, Monday, September 14,1881 W „ ... - , ,, , - - T- » - • - -- I - Tribune Staff Photo by Van E. Porter Jerry L. Smith, U. of U. hospital admlnl- entrance. Sculptor Is Trevor Southey, who strategy stands by sculpture at new hospital ^ painted mural of nudes at Salt Lake airport. Sculpture at Chapel New University Hospital Offers Patients ' Healing' and ' Hope' By BenLuig Tribune Staff Writer TTie man who brought " Flight" to the Salt Lake International Airport has now brought " Healing" to the University of Utah Medical Center. " Flight" is the mural of two nudes flying, painted by Alpine, Utah County, artist Trevor Southey. The mural prompted some protests from groups claiming the artwork was indecent. " Healing" is a sculpture in the new hospital's entrance depicting a nude man reaching to a child. Both figures are atop walls bearing the names of those who have donated $ 5,000 or more to the hospital since 1965. Hospital officials have received no complaints on the sculpture, according to Medical Center spokesman John F. Dwan. Edge of Art " It's a beautiful and meaningful sculpture. We haven't gotten any nega-tive comments and we don't expect any. It's appropriate that just as the University of Utah hospital is on the cutting edge of knowledge, it is also on the cutting edge of art," Mr. Dwan said. In the hospital's grand opening brochure, Mr. Southey explains the symbolism in his work. " The walls support the figures, just as the donors support the healing relationships between patient and med- j ical staff. j " The figure^ are in mid- air to indicate that their relationship has transcended t| e ordinary. The adult figure represents the medical profes-sion, and the child symbolizes the dependency and vulnerability of the ill or injured," Mr. Southey states. The adult figure is reaching out to the child, offering strength, knowledge and help, he said. ' Triumph Over Fear' " This is a deliberate gesture, just as the healers at University Hospital make daily decisions to become in-volved with their patients. The child is timidly reaching for the adult's hand, indicating that trust is beginning to triumph over fear," he states. Mr. Dwan said, " It ( the sculpture) is a memorial to all those who have made major donations to the hospital." Hospital administrators were aware of the controversy surrounding Mr. Southey's mural " Flight," but that did not influence their decision to commis-sion Mr. Southey, based on sketches of the sculpture, according to Mr. Dwan. Mr. Southey has inscribed his own message On the sculpture, " When the pure impulse of the strong, the know-ledge and the wise to spring to the aid of the frightened and the vulnerable become instinctive, possibly the root of the greatest good in mankind is found." The new Hope Chapel at the hospital was dedicated Sunday. The chapel can accommodate up to 150 people and will probaply be used for a quiet room" for friendi and relatives of patients in the hospital. Volunteer President Thb chapel is named after Hope S. Bettilyon, the first president of the University Hospital Volunteer Aux-iliary in 1970. The chapel's construction and furnishings were funded through private donations., le chapel is non- denominational anci will be available for all groups. lie chapel's organ was donated by and Mrs. L. T. Christensen. Mrs. liristensen is the current president of he hospital's volunteer auxiliary. UNIVERSITY OF UTAH MEDICAL CENTER Dedication events celebrate " A Greater Gift of Health" Associate Professor of Cardiology, Dr. Roger R. Williams, shows dedication guests a computer printout of the genetic history of a local family, tracing cancer through four generations. Assisting is Dr. Chase Peterson, Vice President for Health Sciences. Also pictured are University President David P. Gardner, George S. Eccles. U. S. Senator Orrin Hatch and Norma Matheson. University of Utah President David P. Gardner emphasizes the impact of the new hospital on Intermountain area residents and thanks those responsible for the expansion. With the new hospital as a backdrop, the Employee Open House is alive with balloons, entertainment and a large turnout by employees and their families. Dr. Willem ]. Kolff, Professor and Division Head of Artificial Organs, reveals examples of what the future has in store for artificial heart patients. Intercom salutes . . . . . . Housekeeping and Construction employees who cleaned and re- cleaned visitor areas, moved pianos and podiums, made stakes for parking signs, provided hammer, nails, tape, extension cords, chairs and who were always on hand for the emergencies. Thank you Ray Hagen, Amy Poulton, Mark Litde and company! . . . Nutrition Care Services em-ployees who served exquisite dinner and dessert to 140 major donors on Thursday evening, punch and cookies to more than 800 dedication guests Friday morning, hot dogs, corn dogs and caramel apples to more than 2500 Friday evening at the Employee Open House and refreshments to approxi-mately 300 at Sunday's chapel dedication. Kim Seifert, Laura Rackley and their staff deserve a special thanks for this incredible undertaking. . . . Volunteer Services for the hosts and hostesses who greeted guests, handed out booklets, gave tours, showed slide presentations and made hundreds of visitors feel at home in the new hospital. Thanks to the efforts of Barbara Hogensen and her helpers, a beautiful chapel dedication was executed through the Volunteer Auxiliary. . . . Pediatrics child life workers Ramona Hayward and Linda Metke for coordinating the children's program for the Employee Open House. A special thanks goes to Pediatrics Nurses Aide John Corey who presented the program's health message and to Linda's husband, John Williams, who was the magician/ MC. . . . those from Security, Personnel, the School of Medicine, the electronics shop on lower campus, the Special Events Center, Parking Services and everyone who helped in any way to make the grand opening events a special and memorable part of University Med Center history. The country band " Simple Dreams" entertained Med Center employees during the Employee Open House. Gayle Haslam from Outpatient Billing is lead singer. Families enjoy the antics of a local mime group - only one of the attractions of the children's program. Hope S. Bettilyon, benefactor for Hope Chapel, talks to Hospital Executive Director John A. Reinertsen. The Hope Chapel dedication included speakers and prayers by representa-tives of several denominations. Guests overflowed into the hospital corridor. ) on the move Trailing after Bradley,' and simul-taneously on the floor above, came a well- coordinated parade." Hospital at-tendants wheeled about 130 patients, with accompanying pieces of medical equipment and even patients' flower vases, onto the third and fourth floors of the new hospital. , The hospital, dedicated Sept. 11, is the centerpiece of the $ 63 million U. of U. Medical Center expansion project. Helen Kee. assistant administrator and director of nursing, said about 100 more patients will be transferred in three more moves over the next few weeks. The patients moved Saturday were from five general patient care units. Ms. Kee said they are patients who do not need intensive care. " They include medical, surgical and orthopedics pa-tients, but are not the sickest patients." 1 0 A " SfcRET NEWS, WEEKEND OF SEPTEMBER 26, 1981 U. of U. With a jaunty wave, Louis Bradley of Atlanta, Ga., was the first patient wheeled into the new area on the third floor. Bradley, badly injured in a motorcycle accident near Evanston, Wyo., was married about a month ago in the hospital's burn unit. The move was originally scheduled last Tuesday. It was postponed because of last- minute problems. Ms. Kee said some minor electrical problems in the new intensive care unit are being corrected, but a major electrical prob-lem in the operating suite will take about five weeks to correct. Larger transformers will be installed. Ms. Kee said two teams were organized for Saturday's move, with the housekeeping staff doing the mov-ing under the direction of admin
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