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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 12, 2022

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. Here’s a look at the hospitals that serve the region.

St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center in Twin Falls

St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center is part of the St. Luke’s Health System. The state-of-the-art hospital in Twin Falls 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.

About St. Luke’s

Opened in 2011, St. Luke’s now has 217 beds and serves patients throughout Southern Idaho and Northern Nevada. St. Luke’s also operates several clinics throughout the region, so residents in surrounding communities have access to top medical care.

“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.

Minidoka Memorial Hospital
Jeff Adkins

Minidoka Memorial Hospital in Rupert

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.

About Minidoka Memorial

This county-owned hospital operates as both a medical center and a nursing home. The hospital has continued to make upgrades in recent years. Today, Minidoka Memorial is equipped with amenities such as a remodeled emergency room, CT room, modernized patient rooms, upgraded radiology department and comfortable guest waiting rooms.

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.

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.

North Canyon Medical Center
Jeff Adkins

North Canyon Medical Center in Gooding

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.

About North Canyon

Proud to be characterized as a small and rural hospital, North Canyon Medical Center serves its Magic Valley neighbors at its facility in Gooding. The hospital opened in 2010 so that patients in smaller communities can stay close to home without sacrificing the quality of medical care.

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.

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.

Cassia Regional Hospital in Burley, ID.
Jeff Adkins

Cassia Regional Hospital in Burley

Many new citizens make their first appearance at Intermountain Cassia Regional Hospital, where more than 500 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

Founded in 1960, the hospital has 25 inpatient beds and delivers more than 500 babies every year. Cassia Regional has earned accreditations and designations in a variety of services, including for stroke and trauma care. The hospital is Joint Commission accredited in knee, hip and shoulder replacements.

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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