University Hospital Foundation

Through cultivating private donations and educating the public, University Hospital Foundation contributes to the on-going success of University Health Care by supporting capital improvement projects, equipment, and programs benefiting patients and the community.

Chief Operating Officer Quinn McKenna talks about how you can help

Expansion at University Hospital.

University Health Care is excited about the new expansion; it completely changes the look and feel of the hospital. They have a new lobby, information desk, pharmacy, cafeteria and easier access for patients to find their way to the hospital.

What does this expansion mean for patients?

Everything the foundation does is focused on patients’ needs. This expansion was absolutely necessary to provide world class medical care to patients. The addition of the new Patient Care Pavilion features all new private patient rooms- and private rooms translate into better health care, a quicker recovery and a more comfortable stay. The new rooms also allow patient’s families to become more involved in their individual health care experience. This is important because the Foundation believes families serve an integral part in the healing process.

What separates University Hospital from other medical facilities?

University Hospital serves a larger geographic area than any other academic medical center in the country. Their referral area covers five states and we are finding that patients are coming to us from all over the country to take advantage of our excellent physicians and our cutting edge technology. They are also the only teaching hospital in the region. They are consistently named one of the best hospitals in the country and they place a priority on providing an exceptional patient care experience for everyone who walks through their doors.

How can viewers give back?

University Hospital wants to provide the best health care possible and to do that, they need support. The truth is, you or a loved one may be the next patient, so they want to ensure that they have the best facility, technology and specialist that will care for you, your family, and the community. They rely on the generosity of the community and they are always grateful for donations that help provide valuable services when needed the most.

What kind of impact can you make with a donation to University Hospital?

Donations, no matter how large or small, touch the lives of the people served. It’s amazing what can be achieved when all generous gifts are combined. One hundred percent of your donation goes toward supporting the hospital. There are patients that can’t afford prescriptions, families that struggle to pay for mounting medical bills. Funds are used to pay for high tech equipment that might save your own life one day. Donating to University Hospital is very cyclical, when you give, it gives back.

Come to the Hospital Open House.

The community is invited to come see the new expansion on Thursday, July 16 2009. There will be walking tours of the patient floors and activities for families. It will be a great day and were excited to showcase our new building.


University Hospital Foundation was initiated in 1990 by five of Utah’s leading citizens – W. Hughes Brockbank, E. R. Dumke, Jr., John W. Gallivan, John A. Reinertsen, and Joseph Rosenblatt with the purpose of increasing community awareness and financial support of the University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, governed by a Board of

To learn more about the University Hospital Foundation, their upcoming Open House and how you can help, check out their website at

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