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Find Innovative Health Care in Southern Idaho

Here, in addition to excellent health services close to home, you'll find lifestyle programs aimed at keeping people well.

By Patsy B. Weiler on December 9, 2021

St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center
Jeff Adkins

Health care in Twin Falls and Southern Idaho is being transformed by using the latest technologies, treatments and innovative healthy lifestyle programs designed to help motivate, educate and keep people well.

Serving the people of Southern Idaho and Northern Nevada since 2011, St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center is part of the St. Luke’s Health System. The state-of-the-art medical center offers a 24-hour emergency department, an advanced cancer center and an extensive list of medical services, including lab and imaging departments. The smaller St. Luke’s Jerome Hospital, a 25-bed critical access hospital and associated clinics, is part of this group.

Keeping the Magic Valley Well

An active partner in the well-being of Magic Valley residents, the medical center makes available virtual educational opportunities on numerous health topics and collaboratives to help find solutions to community issues such as the prevention and management of obesity and diabetes, and improving mental health. It also provides grants to nonprofits supporting St. Luke’s mission.

“St. Luke’s Health System has worked to activate the mission of improving the health of people in the area it serves, both internally with employees and externally with the community,” says Kyli Gough, community health manager. “To do anything well, St. Luke’s recognizes the importance of having an engaged, healthy and compassionate staff.”

Employees benefit from numerous programs and strategies accessible to them, including massage services, on-site pop-up produce stands, health coaching, weight loss challenges and free access to Headspace, a meditation app.

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Jeff Adkins

Drive-Thru Health Clinic

For years, residents of Rupert in Minidoka County have benefited from the annual, weeklong health fair hosted inside Minidoka Memorial Hospital. Recently, the popular event embraced a new, creative spin when it moved outside and became a drive-thru blood draw. Participants preregistered online for a variety of tests, with results mailed afterward.

Teddy, the Doc Will See You Now

A September highlight is the annual Teddy Bear Clinic, where children can bring in a stuffed animal for a wellness check, while also learning the importance of hand-washing and the differences between candy and medicine — all designed to help children dispel any anxiety associated with a hospital.

The hospital’s outpatient clinic supplies treatment for wounds and pressure ulcers as well as infusion therapy. Minidoka Memorial is home to a swing bed program, which allows patients to stay in the same location for needed extended skilled nursing following an acute care hospital stay.

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Jeff Adkins

Blanketing Care

North Canyon Medical Center is a small, nonprofit hospital making a large impact across the region with its medical center in Gooding, an orthopedic clinic in Twin Falls, a family medicine clinic in Buhl, and a family medicine clinic and urgent care center in Jerome.

A Mayo Member

In addition to a wide range of services, from family medicine to robotic joint replacements, North Canyon is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, allowing staff to tap into the knowledge, expertise and resources of thousands of collaborating physicians from a world-renowned medical resource.

In addition to a wide range of services, from family medicine to robotic joint replacements, North Canyon is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, allowing staff to tap into the knowledge, expertise and resources of thousands of collaborating physicians from a world-renowned medical resource.

In 2022, North Canyon plans to break ground on a 600-square-foot chapel on the Medical Center campus in Gooding. The chapel will be a place of peace, refuge and comfort.

More than $1.1 million was spent by North Canyon in 2020 for charity and indigent care, discounted mammograms, reduced health fair lab fees, school physicals and other services.

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Intermountain Cassia Regional Hospital

Telehealth Goes Home

Many new citizens make their first appearance at Intermountain Cassia Regional Hospital, where more than 600 babies are born annually. The facility is one of 24 hospitals in the world-class Intermountain Healthcare system and home to numerous inpatient and outpatient services, including a primary children’s hospital.

About Cassia Regional

Cassia Regional offers advanced telemedicine technology, taking high-quality, specialty care direct to patients no matter where they are located, improving outcomes and lowering health care costs.

Cassia Regional strongly engages in a variety of community initiatives, including providing hundreds of gun locks and naloxone kits and training (to save lives from opioid overdose), giving vouchers for medical imaging for those with a financial need and connecting patients with appropriate counseling when they present at the always-open emergency department in a mental health crisis.

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