Uintah Basin Medical Center

Posted - May 19, 2004 at 12:03 p.m.



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This is Fred Ball for Zions Bank, speaking on business.

Without today's medical advances and highly trained healthcare professionals, many of us would not be alive today. This is why good, available healthcare and technology is so vital for our communities.

The Uintah Basin Medical Center has served Roosevelt and its surrounding areas during the past 70 years by healing, consoling and loving thousands. The facility's president, Brad LeBaron, tells me the center is community owned.

The medical center's vision is to help Uintah Basin residents become the healthiest people in Utah by meeting their needs through cost effective services that rival any city hospital.

Generations ago, a person only needed to pay $10 to have healthcare provided for an entire year. Although times have changed, the medical center continues to be a low cost healthcare provider and has grown through reinvesting its resources back into the Uintah Basin community.

Brad says that the basis of the medical center's success is its specialized medical staff of 20 full-time doctors and four full-time, mid-level practitioners, not to mention a 16-slice CAT scanner (the only one of its kind in Utah), a 1.5 Tesla MRI and a fully integrated radiological image system.

Brad tells me the medical center's state-of-the-art CAT scanner saved his life when it revealed a cancerous growth in his left lung. Soon after the discovery, doctors removed half of his lung and thankfully, Brad is now cancer free. Brad says this is just one of the ways the medical center has blessed his life.

Caring for other human beings is the reason why the Uintah Basin Medical Center exists, which is why Brad says being a part of the center so fulfilling.

For Zions Bank, I'm Fred Ball. I'm speaking on business.

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