Hospitals and Health Care in Idaho Falls, ID

Idaho Falls is served by a pair of well-respected hospitals, each with its own strengths and specialties.

By
Jason Zasky
On Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 01:46
Idaho Falls, ID

The Idaho Falls area is served by a pair of well-respected hospitals that together employ more than 2,000 individuals and serve a regional population of more than 300,000 people. Below you'll find information on the health-care systems in Idaho Falls that make living here an excellent choice. 

Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center

Established in 1986, Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center has long lived up to its name as a regional medical center, as 38 percent of its inpatients reside outside Bonneville County. One reason is that EIRMC is a Level II Trauma Center (and the only Level I Intensive Care Center) in southeast Idaho. Another is the Idaho Cancer Center, in which it partners with Gamma West Cancer Services. The Center provides state-of-the-art radiation therapy, surgery, chemotherapy and oncology. With the help of Air Idaho Rescue, which provides emergency air and ground medical transport service, EIRMC is equipped to treat critically ill or injured patients who arrive from a multistate area that includes millions of acres of unspoiled backcountry.

EIRMC is also the largest medical center in the region (330 beds), providing specialty services such as cardiovascular surgery, neurosurgery, stroke intervention and cancer care.

Mountain View Hospital

For its part, Mountain View Hospital (take a virtual tour) is a physician-owned and operated 43-bed facility, one that embraces a “family-centered approach” to patient care and provides inpatient, outpatient, diagnostic and rehabilitative services.

Mountain View features a Women’s Center that includes a Level II neonatal intensive care unit; a surgical department with eight state-of-the-art operating suites, endodiagnostic center, pain management clinic, post-anesthesia care unit and outpatient care unit; an Advanced Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center; and a pulmonary care/respiratory therapy department that provides treatment in both hospital and outpatient settings. Also of note is the Idaho Center for Sleep, the in-house Health & Fitness Academy, which offers private, individualized fitness training and programs for physical therapy, speech and language, and occupational health.    

Additional Options for Treatment

Other options for treatment in Idaho Falls include Rosemark Women Care Specialists, which focuses on obstetric and gynecological medicine but also provides primary care; Idaho Falls Pulmonary, which delivers pulmonary and sleep medicine services; Teton Radiology, which offers digital mammography, MRIs, bone densitometry, ultrasound, X-rays and other related services; the Idaho Kidney Institute, which provides 24/7 care to patients with kidney disease; the Teton Cancer Institute, which helps patients navigate the challenges of cancer treatment; and Eastern Idaho Public Health, which offers a wide range of community educational programs and treatment options that include children's health, immunizations, reproductive health services and school nurse services. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jason Zasky is a journalist, author and media entrepreneur with a background in print and online magazines.