Intermountain Healthcare Gifts $15M for University of Utah Medical School

University of Utah has received a $15 million gift from Intermountain Healthcare to fund a new planned medical education building, replacing the venerable 52-year-old U School of Medicine building. 

Intermountain Healthcare’s senior management team and board bestowed the gift as an expression of gratitude for the university’s commitment to providing high-quality medical education in the state of Utah and surrounding region and for educating the majority of physicians who practice here.

The 52-year-old building is outdated, seismically unsound and must be torn down in the coming years. The design for a new education complex will be a new home for medical students and include programming designed to catalyze health care innovation and education. 

The new building is part of a larger health sciences campus transformation and is one of the most ambitious building projects to ever take place at the University of Utah. The project includes an ambulatory care complex, the Craig H. Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital and the Medical Education and Discovery building. Construction is expected to begin in 2019, and is scheduled to be completed in 2022. 

Registration Open for 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

Registration for the Draper Days Celebration Sixth Annual 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament opens May 1 and continues through June 22. The cost is $15 per team and includes a shirt. The tournament is scheduled for 8 a.m. July 7 at the Draper City Park Courts. Pre-registration is preferred; to pre-register, find a link at Draper.UT.US. Registration may also be done in person at the Draper Parks & Recreation Office, 1020 E. Pioneer Road.

Players must be at least 16. There is a maximum of 16 teams, so it is on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Schedules and rules will be emailed to managers the week of the tournament.

This will be a one-day tournament, double elimination and self-officiated. Please call the Draper Parks & Recreation office at 801.576.6570 with any questions.