The Cystic Fibrosis Team
Of the Present
We follow approximately 240 adult patients that live in Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Wyoming, Montana, Colorado. The center's catchment area encompasses 10 percent of the geographic boundary of the continental United States. Our patient population doubled in the last 10 years and will double again within 10 years.
Currently, we provide 640 multidisciplinary outpatient visits per year. Each patient visit is with a physician, nurse, pharmacist, respiratory therapist, social worker and dietician. We admit 4 patients per week and have an average inpatient census of 8.5 per day.
Of the Future
We are leaders in developing the future of Cystic Fibrosis (CF) care. To maximize the impact of rapid advances in CF specific medications, we added a Doctor of Pharmacology to our care team more than 15 years ago. The US CF Foundation recognizes the success of this program and actively encourages this innovation at all other accredited care centers.
Locally, our successes with new treatments mean that patients live longer and better, and that our center grows in size and needs. To respond to the growth, we plan to recruit two new physicians and provide additional high-level training for all team members. We are seeking support to:
- Navigate clinic growth
- Anticipate future patient needs
- Expand high quality care
- Maintain our tradition of innovation