Intermountain Health Named Official Health Partner of USA Climbing

Salt Lake City, UT. – June  26, 2024 – Intermountain Health is the new official health partner of USA Climbing and will provide USA Climbing athletes of all ages medical support services, athletic training services, and health education.

“As we approach our second Olympic Games, there’s no better time to add a health partner as accomplished as Intermountain Health,” said Marc Norman, chief executive officer of USA Climbing. “With this new partnership, Intermountain Health will elevate the support and resources that our athletes receive throughout the year.”

With the partnership, Intermountain Health will work closely with USA Climbing to provide specialized healthcare services tailored to the needs of climbers, including sports medicine, physical therapy, nutrition counseling and mental health support.

The goal is to ensure that USA Climbing athletes have access to medical resources and expertise they need to excel, while staying healthy and injury-free.

“We’re proud to partner with USA Climbing. Their focus on training and elevating the athletes of today and tomorrow is admirable. This partnership represents a great collaboration in promoting health and wellness for some of the best climbers in the world, as well as providing a healthcare connection for the climbers of the future,” said Heather Wall, president of Intermountain LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City.

Last month, Intermountain was ranked the top large health system in the nation for 2024 by Fortune magazine and PINC AI, as a part of their annual evaluation and rankings of the nation’s best health systems for 2024. This is Intermountain Health’s second consecutive year on the prestigious list – and the first time the health system has been being ranked number one, which illustrates that high quality care that USA team members will receive.

“Climbing is a challenging and exhilarating sport, which also requires a high level of physical fitness and mental focus,” added Wall. “We’re committed to providing the necessary healthcare services to help USA Climbing athletes reach their full potential and stay healthy throughout training and competition.”

USA Climbing team members will being working with Intermountain Health’s team of experts at national-level events this summer.

About USA Climbing

USA Climbing is the national governing body for competitive climbing in the United States, supporting athletes, coaches, and events across the country. As a nonprofit organization, USA Climbing’s mission is to promote the growth and development of climbing while advocating for the sport’s values of inclusivity, sportsmanship, and environmental responsibility.

About Intermountain Health

Headquartered in Utah with locations in six states and additional operations across the western U.S., Intermountain Health is a nonprofit system of 33 hospitals, 385 clinics, medical groups with some 4,600 employed physicians and advanced care providers, a health plans division called Select Health with more than one million members, and other health services. Helping people live the

healthiest lives possible, Intermountain is committed to improving community health and is widely recognized as a leader in transforming healthcare by using evidence-based best practices to consistently deliver high-quality outcomes at sustainable costs.

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