Intermountain Healthcare was founded on 1975.
Originally, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints operated many of the hospitals in the region. In 1974 the church decided to donate its 15 hospitals to the intermountain community, with the provision that a not-for-profit organization would be formed to operate the hospitals.
In 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005 Intermountain Healthcare was ranked #1 among 600 evaluated integrated healthcare systems in the United States.
In 2009 Intermountain Healthcare was identified as a model in healthcare by president Barack Obama.
Today Intermountain Healthcare provides medical and hospital services in Utah and Idaho and offers integrated managed care under the insurance brand SelectHealth.
Thenon-profit health system operates 22 hospitals and 800 physicians and 185 urgent care clinics. In addition, it operates health care agencies and rehabilitation centers.