What wonderful news from our friends at Intermountain Healthcare in Utah: Businesswoman, civic leader and philanthropist Gail Miller and the Miller family have made an incredible investment in children’s health with a gift of $50 million. The commitment is the largest gift ever given by the Miller family.

Intermountain is building the nation’s model health system for children, consisting of pediatric projects, programs and facilities across the Intermountain West, a network serving Utah, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Nevada and Alaska. One component of this expansion is a new Primary Children’s Hospital campus in Lehi, the second such facility in the state, which will offer emergency, behavioral health and surgical services, and intensive care. 

Gail Miller chairs the board at Intermountain Healthcare and has a personal history with Primary Children’s. When she took her first child to Primary for a routine checkup at five months old, doctors discovered a subdural hematoma that resulted from a fall. They removed blood clots and “saved his life,” Miller recalled at a recent press conference announcing the gift. “The doctors and nurses there were incredible,” she said.

Our heartfelt congratulations go out to everyone at Intermountain Healthcare, especially Marc Harrison, MD, President and CEO; and David Flood, Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer, and President of Intermountain Foundation. We also want to acknowledge Gail Miller and the entire Miller family for their visionary gift, which will pay immeasurable dividends for generations to come.