U gets $100,000 donation to boost HIV work

By By Jake Hunter

By Jake Hunter

Intermountain Health Care recently gave the U $100,000 to help boost the medical HIV program.

This isn’t the first donation the U has seen from the company over the last few years, said Jason Mathis, spokesperson from Intermountain Health Care.

“Intermountain has a longstanding partnership with the University of Utah in support of medical and nursing education,” Mathis said.

“Last year, for instance, we provided $3 million to create a nursing simulation center for the College of Nursing renovation. Our partnership goes back for many years in many different programs.”

This particular donation started from one of several partnerships that the U shares with Intermountain Health Care.

The company supports getting more information into the medical field and people in the industry. Intermountain Health Care trains students and residents of the U through Primary Children’s Medical Center and LDS Hospital, giving opportunities to the students.

“Ultimately, we all share the same goal –better trained medical providers who can provide even greater medical care for the people of Utah,” Mathis said.

Mathis said Intermountain Health Care hopes the $100,000 donation for HIV education will “provide supplemental training for medical providers throughout the state, help medical professionals in rural regions travel to attend HIV clinical education, increase incentives to attend HIV educational training and provide outreach to Utah facilities serving at-risk populations.”