A Brief History

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, 110,00 square foot hospital was constructed.

In November 2000, St. Luke's Wood River Medical Center opened its doors to serve the health care needs of people living in the greater Blaine County area.  During the design process, special care was taken to ensure a facility that would complement the surrounding terrain, with the hospital's exterior and interior reflecting the beauty of Idaho's world-renowed Sun Valley area.  To best accommodate the needs of the people in this region, the hospital site was located immedicately off Highway 75. 

Services at Wood River Medical Center include a 24-hour emergency department, inpatient and outpatient surgery, diagnostics, maternity services, physical and occupational therapy, mammography, intensive care and medical/surgical units. St. Luke’s Center for Community Health’s main office can be found in the neighboring town of Hailey, Idaho.



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