``The Child First and Always``

Our simple philosophy of The Child First and Always® informs every decision we make, and how we care for patients and families.

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Ranked Among the Best Children's Hospitals

Primary Children’s Hospital is one of the best children’s hospital in the western United States. Our 289-bed hospital is equipped and staffed to care for children with complex illness and injury.

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Level I Trauma Center

Primary Children’s Hospital is the only Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center serving the intermountain west. Our 289-bed hospital is equipped to staffed to care for children with complex illness and injury.

Collaborating for Children's Health

Primary Children’s Hospital is part of Intermountain Healthcare, a not-for-profit health system serving Utah and Idaho. We are also the pediatric teaching hospital for the University of Utah School of Medicine.

Primary Children's Hospital

Dedicated to Children and Families Everywhere

ChildFirstAndAlwaysPrimary Children’s Hospital ranks among the best children’s hospital in the United States. Located in scenic Salt Lake City, Utah, our beautiful facility is designed specifically for children and their family. Our 289-bed children’s hospital provides care to more than 1 million children living in a 400,000 square mile area. We serve one of the largest geographic areas of any children’s hospital in the country.

Our simple philosophy of The Child First and Always® informs every decision we make, and how we care for patients and their family.

Primary Children’s is part of Intermountain Healthcare, a not-for-profit healthcare system. We are also the pediatric specialty teaching hospital for the University of Utah School of Medicine.

Primary Children’s is the only Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center serving the intermountain west. We are also one of nine core sites for the Pediatric Heart Network, and the only site located in the western United States. Primary Children’s has received recognition from U.S. News and Worlds Reports, Parents Magazine and the Joint Commission for exceptional, high-quality care.

What Families Say About Us

Voices of the Past for the Future
The nurses, physicians, and hospital staff at Primary Children’s have all made sacrifices on our behalf, lifting our burden in more was than one. We know we can make it.Ashley, Porter's Mom
Primary Children’s is always there for the kids, but it’s safe to say they could change their name to Primary Family Hospital because they really took care of all of us.Josh & Jennie, Ryker's parents
I believe in miracles, but I also know if it weren’t for the capable hands of one amazing surgeon and the care she received from all the cardiologists and the CICU doctors she would not be with us today. You cannot tell anything ever happened to her seven months later, and we will forever be indebted to the wonderful angels at Primary Children’s Hospital.Keri, Meagan's Mom

Our National Rankings

US News & World Reports Best Children’s Hospitals

Primary Children’s is proud to have nine of our pediatric specialty programs ranked among the best children’s hospitals in the United States by U.S. News and World Report.

Parents Magazine

2013 Best Children’s Hospitals

Primary Children’s is proud to be ranked as one of the top children’s hospitals in the western United States, and 15th overall in the country byParents magazine. This ranking was part of Parents’ 2013 report of the best children’s hospitals.

The Heart Center at Primary Children’s was ranked 8th in the country on Parents magazine’s 2013 list of the 10 Best Children’s Hospitals for Heart Care.

Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®

The Joint Commission

Primary Children’s Hospital was named Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. Primary Children’s was recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions.

Primary Children’s is one of 21 hospitals recognized for its achievement in children’s asthma. The hospital is also one in 1,099 hospitals in the U.S. earning the distinction of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. The ratings are based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the 2012 calendar year. The list of Top Performer organizations represents 33 percent of all Joint Commission-accredited hospitals reporting accountability measure performance data for 2012.

Primary Children’s and each of the hospitals that were named as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures must:

  1. Achieve cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures;
  2. Achieve performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure where there are at least 30 denominator cases; and
  3. Have at least one core measure set that has a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and (within that measure set) all applicable individual accountability measures have a performance rate of 95 percent or above.

A 95 percent score means a hospital provided an evidence-based practice 95 times out of 100 opportunities to provide the practice. Each accountability measure represents an evidence-based practice – for example, providing a home management plan of care for children with asthma.




100 N Mario Capecchi Dr.
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
(801) 662-1000