Cystic Fibrosis Center


Of the Past

Since 1964, the Intermountain Adult Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Center at the University of Utah has been delivering quality care to patients throughout the Mountain West. Our Center has had three Directors, including Bruce Marshall, MD, now Vice President for Clinical Affairs at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Under Dr. Marshall, our center became the first in the United States to implement a quality improvement program which has since been expanded to all United States CF Centers. Centers in Europe and the South Pacific are now emulating the US program. Under the leadership of our current Director, Ted Liou, MD, our center was honored with the CF Foundation Award for Quality Improvement in 2008 for work leading to better health outcomes for patients with CF. Our providers and staff are dedicated and invested to our patients to provide the best possible outcomes.

Of the Present

The CF Center serves 10 percent of the continental U.S. providing state-of-the art care. We are proud to be part of the University of Utah Health which leads the nation for providing quality care.

The University of Utah Health:

  • Finished in the Top 10 in Quality six years in a row*.
  • Posted patient reviews online first of all Health Systems
  • According to Press Ganey's assessment of patient satisfaction nationally
    • 26 percent of our providers rank in the top 1 percent
    • 50 percent of our providers rank in the top 10 percent 
  • We are designing care to better fit patients' lives. We are 
    • moving primary and specialty care into neighborhoods
    • reducing wait times
    • staying open later
    • making newborn house calls
    • Using latest technology to deliver subspecialty care in 11 areas through the Intermountain West
  • Provides the highest quality health care at the lowest cost in the country

*University Health System Consortium

Of the Future

We are building a future around our patients.