About Us

Granger Medical Clinic is one of the largest independent, physician-owned medical clinic groups in Utah.

History

Granger Medical Clinic was founded in 1954 by Doctors LaVere Poulsen and Glenn Wilson.

Granger Medical Clinic was founded in 1954 by Doctors LaVere Poulsen and Glenn Wilson. The two providers came together with the hope of better serving the Granger community (now West Valley City) on the west side of the Salt Lake valley. They were the first (and at the time, only) physicians in Utah west of the Jordan River to serve a growing population that had previously needed to travel east to find a provider.

Their practice steadily grew and in 1998, the clinic – then 21 providers strong – moved to a larger building in West Valley City. Continuing its trajectory, Granger Medical Clinic added locations, opening offices in West Jordan, Riverton and Draper. Today, Granger Medical Clinic has become one of Utah’s largest physician-owned medical groups with 28 locations now spanning four counties reaching from Bountiful to Payson and Sandy to Tooele.

Along the way, Granger Medical Clinic has added many specialists and ancillary services to improve convenience and quality of care for its patients. Within Granger Medical Clinic, there are over 170 providers practicing in 29 specialties with other services (including a sleep lab, clinical research studies, a lab and imaging department, and laser cosmetic treatments) being offered.

History Timeline

  1. 1954

    In 1954, two Utah physicians united to serve the medical needs of the growing population west of the Jordan River. The rest… is history.

  2. 1992

    Granger Medical Clinic has grown to 21 providers.

  3. 1998

    Current West Valley location building opens.
    Mary Jane Pennington, MD, becomes the organization president.

  4. 2000

    Saturday clinic opens at Granger Medical West Jordan (Jordan Medical Arts).

  5. 2003

    Granger Medical Clinic West Valley’s “After Hours Clinic” officially changes to “Urgent Care.”

  6. 2004

    Granger Medical Clinic holds a 50th Anniversary celebration extravaganza with over 85 employees helping at the event and approximately 300-500 attendees.
    Granger Medical Clinic gets back into the business of owning and running its own lab, beginning with the 16-18 most common tests.

  7. 2005

    Granger Medical Clinic moves to electronic medical records.

  8. 2008

    Feb 22: Granger Medical Clinic hosts a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house for its new Riverton location,
    September: the clinic officially opens.

  9. 2010

    Granger Medical Clinic breaks ground for its new West Jordan building.

  10. 2011

    Granger Medical Clinic holds a grand opening health fair and 5k with Elizabeth Smart at its new West Jordan clinic.

  11. 2012

    Urgent Care opens in West Jordan.

  12. 2013

    David C. Tanner joins Granger Medical Clinic as new Chief Executive Officer, replacing Josh Nelson, who served as CEO for 13 years.
    Granger Medical Clinic opens its Draper location, including Corner Canyon Obstetrics & Gynecology.

  13. 2014

    Granger Medical Clinic opens its Tooele clinic.
    Wasatch Internal Medicine merges with Granger Medical Clinic.
    Granger Medical Clinic becomes part of an Accountable Care Organization.
    Lance Colby joins Granger Medical Clinic as Chief Operating Officer.
    President Mary Jane Pennington, MD is named Entrepreneur of the Year finalist for the Utah region.

  14. 2015

    Granger Medical Clinic welcomes a number of practices to its system, including Asthma & Allergy Clinic of Utah, Parkway Pediatrics Parkway Family Medicine, Gynecology Affiliates of Utah, and the newly created Summit Urology Group.

  15. 2018

    Granger Medical Clinic’s Summit Urology Group adds locations in American Fork and Provo.

Mission

Granger Medical Clinic offers exceptional healthcare for you and your family with a lifetime commitment to quality, compassion, and respect.

In continuation of its founders’ vision of making healthcare more available to families in west Salt Lake Valley, Granger Medical Clinic offers exceptional healthcare for you and your family with a lifetime commitment to quality, compassion and respect. This mission and level of care is reflected in how well we treat our patients and their families and in our ability to provide the right healthcare for their needs.

In 2015, Granger Medical Clinic was recognized by a national survey as having the sixth lowest cost of care among the nation’s Accountable Care Organizations participating in the Medicare MSSP program. This was done while maintaining a 99% quality of care rating. Granger Medical Clinic continues to evaluate its processes to ensure that costs are kept down and the quality of care provided to the families in our community is the best that it can be.