Community Benefit Reports
Keeping Our Communities Strong
|St. Luke’s Center for Community Health manager Erin Pfaeffle stands with Naomi Spence, Hunger Coalition food program manager, after stocking the shelves of the Center’s food distribution closet in Hailey.|
As a community-owned, not-for-profit health care organization,
St. Luke’s is committed to keeping our communities strong. We provide high quality medical care to all patients, regardless of their ability to pay, but there are many other ways in which we strengthen our communities.
St. Luke’s supports education and training to help local health care professionals keep their skills sharp and their knowledge up-to-date, and to bring more caregivers to our region. We are working to build a solid, highly-skilled workforce today and well into the future, through innovative partnerships with colleges and universities, such as St. Luke’s Magic Valley’s partnership with the College of Southern Idaho in support of its nursing program.
We also provide financial support and clinical opportunities for Family Medicine Residency of Idaho, scholarships for nursing and other health care students, and investment in faculty positions, teaching facilities, and curriculum at Idaho colleges and universities.
We support local non-profits like the Terry Reilly clinics, Genesis World Mission, and the Volunteer Physician Network in the Boise area; La Posada Ministries, RSVP Senior Assisted Services, and the Crisis Center in the Magic Valley; and Hospice and Palliative Medicine of the Wood River Valley, The Hunger Coalition, and the Blaine County Community Drug Coalition in the Wood River Valley.
We provide free or low cost community referrals, health education classes, and health screenings, and we support other organizations in their education and prevention efforts. We are the regional leader in cutting-edge research through our involvement in Mountain States Tumor and Medical Research Institute (MSTMRI), the only biomedical research institute in Idaho, and we are pivotal in each of our communities’ disaster preparedness planning and training.