General Facts

In 1996, St. Luke’s Medical Center of Boise was invited to oversee the construction and future operations of a new hospital in the Wood River Valley. Three years later, thanks to the overwhelming support of St. Luke’s, registered voters and community philanthropists, a new $32 million, 110,000 square foot hospital was constructed.
St. Luke’s is a 501c3 federally recognized non-profit organization. As a community medical center, St. Luke’s is guided by a volunteer community board, with all revenues going back to our regional mission in the form of services, facilities, personnel and equipment.
St. Luke’s mission is to improve the health of the people in our region by providing access to a full range of effective and efficient health care and related services, offered through a regional system. We will continue to fund our operations, our research, and our outreach programs from revenue and contributions while reinvesting resources back into the community.

St. Luke’s Wood River Medical Center’s medical staff is specially trained in a wide range of services including:

Internal medicine
Emergency Department
Medical Imaging and other diagnostic
General and Specialty Surgery services
Family Practice
St. Luke’s Wood River Medical Center serves Blaine County and beyond.  More than 1,600 inpatients were cared for in the last fiscal year, in addition to the 1,535 outpatient procedures and 440 inpatient procedures that were performed.
Number of employees = 300
Number of active medical staff members as of November, 2007 = 36

Last year, 294 babies were born at St. Luke’s Wood River.

    4 Private Birthing Suites
    Breastfeeding Support Groups
    Birth & Parenting Education
    St. Luke’s Medical Transport (Maternal/Infant)

From October 1, 2006 until September 30, 2007, the Wood River Medical Center cared for more than 1,600 inpatients.

ALOS (Average length of stay):
2.1 (patient days/by admissions)
ADC (Average daily census):
9.23 (patient days/by days in the year)
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St. Luke’s Wood River Medical Center and its Laboratory have been accredited by the Joint Commission since 2001.


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