The International Heart Institute of Montana Foundation is located in Missoula, Montana and affiliated with The University of Montana and St. Patrick Hospital. The Institute focuses on clinical service, research, and education.
The IHI Foundation works closely with the clinical practice at The International Heart Institute, the cardiovascular division of St. Patrick Hospital. By working with the practitioners who care for patients, current challenges in cardiology and cardiovascular surgery stay at the forefront of our thinking and our research.
The IHI Foundation also works closely with scientists at The University of Montana. Because of the strength of this relationship, our three laboratories are able to stay on the forefront of research in the cardiovascular sciences.
Sharing the information we discover is one of our primary objectives. Outreach to the greater community, nation and world with valuable educational opportunities is a commitment we take seriously.
The International Heart Institute of Montana Foundation
About Our Logo
The logo for the International Heart Institute of Montana has been designed to reflect both the broad focus of the Institute’s global efforts and local pride in its efforts in Missoula, Montana. The logo has a timeless, cross-cultural identity.
The horse is a positive image world-wide. Used in the heraldry of nations for thousands of years, it symbolizes grace, strength and energy.
The Institute logo is rendered in the style of prehistoric and Native American lodge painting. It includes a circle of dots, representing the Native American medicine wheel, and a “heart line” characteristic of totemic art, invoking health and vitality