The University of Utah Medical Center:
Provides some or all of the training for 90 percent of Utah doctors.
Attracts some of the country's best doctors to the state.
Sponsors research that leads to medical innovation and, in some instances, new companies.
Provides specialized services to the Intermountain region.
Costs $345 million annually to operate, only 6 percent of which comes from tax support.
Is the state's ninth largest employer with a payroll of $429 million.
Through research, has created 22 companies that employ more than 2,500 workers.