Health Care Services in Twin Falls, ID

High-quality health care is close at hand for Southern Idaho residents

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Twin Falls, ID Health Care

<p>When it comes to high-quality health services, the eight-county Southern Idaho region is well stocked. Among numerous options&nbsp;spanning routine wellness to acute emergencies&nbsp;are four medical centers that boast cream-of-the-crop caregivers and leading-edge medical technology.</p>

<h2>St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center</h2>

<p>St. Luke’s Health System has served Southern Idaho and parts of northern Nevada since 1918, including its <a href="http://www.stlukesonline.org/magic_valley/">St.</a><strong><a href="http://www.stlukesonline.org/magic_valley/"&gt; </a></strong><a href="http://www.stlukesonline.org/magic_valley/&quot; target="_blank">Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center</a>&nbsp;in Twin Falls. The 700,000-square-foot hospital is regarded as one of the most advanced in the western U.S., complete with 224 beds, private rooms,&nbsp;a large emergency department, women's and children's center, and inpatient rehabilitation center.</p>

<p>Other features include&nbsp;efficiently designed nursing areas, earth-tone colors and a sizable cardiac-catheterization (heart) lab. A&nbsp;medical plaza with 20 specialties is connected to the hospital, as is the&nbsp;expanded <a href="http://www.stlukesonline.org/cancer_care/&quot; target="_blank">St. Luke's Mountain States Tumor Institute</a> clinic. A&nbsp;soon-to-be-completed&nbsp;outpatient surgery center is situated next to the hospital's main building.</p>

<p>In nearby Jerome, the health system has opened the&nbsp;25-bed <a href="http://www.stlukesonline.org/jerome/&quot; target="_blank">St. Luke's Jerome Medical Center</a> to provide&nbsp;emergency medical services, family medicine, OB/GYN, geriatric care, disease prevention and wellness. Also on staff are breastfeeding consultants,&nbsp;diabetes-education specialists and&nbsp;home&nbsp;oxygen services.</p>

<h2>Cassia Regional Medical Center</h2>

<p>In Burley, the 25-bed&nbsp;<a href="http://intermountainhealthcare.org/hospitals/cassia/Pages/home.aspx&quot; target="_blank">Cassia Regional Medical Center</a>,&nbsp;opened in 1960, today is operated by Intermountain Healthcare. In&nbsp;spring 2014, Cassia completed a $3.5 million upgrade and expansion of its emergency and imaging departments. The medical center’s services include 24-hour emergency room, critical care, family practice, obstetrics, orthopedics, surgery, rehabilitation and a sleep lab.</p>

<h2>Minidoka Memorial Hospital</h2>

<p>Located in Rupert, MMH finished a $6.5 million renovation in July 2013. Services offered at the hospital and nursing home include surgery, obstetrics, inpatient and outpatient treatment, long-term care, home health, ambulance and occupational health. In&nbsp;spring 2014,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.minidokamemorial.com/&quot; target="_blank">Minidoka Memorial Hospital</a> installed one of the most advanced CT machines available for a small hospital. The facility has 50 beds and employs more than 200 people, including 51 physicians, making it an important employer in Minidoka County.</p>

<h2>North Canyon Medical Center</h2>

<p><a href="http://www.ncm-c.org/&quot; target="_blank">North Canyon Medical Center</a> has been making a difference in Gooding since the multimillion-dollar facility opened on time and under budget in 2010. It has private rooms, an all-digital health records system&nbsp;integrated with affiliated doctors' offices, a large&nbsp;emergency room with two trauma bays and six exam rooms, a wound center, 16-slice CT scanner, 4-D ultrasound, digital mammography and surgical imaging, and more.&nbsp;North Canyon was also built for expansion at every level, so it can grow with the community, and a 33,000-square-foot, $10 million medical plaza is currently under construction.&nbsp;The plaza connects&nbsp;to the west side of the existing facility, and will include physician offices; physical, occupational and speech therapy services; a wound center; an MRI machine; and space&nbsp;to accommodate visiting specialists.</p>

<h2>Life Flight at Burley Municipal Airport</h2>

<p>In 2015, Life Flight Network opened a 24/7&nbsp;base at <a href="http://burleyidaho.org/city-of-burley/airport/&quot; target="_blank">Burley Municipal Airport</a>. The emergency helicopter base directly serves Cassia Regional Medical Center and Minidoka Memorial Hospital, the closest facilities to the base, while also serving surrounding communities, including&nbsp;Twin Falls, Gooding, Jerome, American Falls and Malad. Local health professionals say the Mini-Cassia area needed a medical helicopter service in order to more quickly transport&nbsp;patients in critical condition&nbsp;to the appropriate hospitals.</p>

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