Our Mission, Vision, and Values
“The great purpose for which this hospital was begun—the helping of suffering humanity back to health and life.”
– Rt. Rev. James B. Funsten, Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Idaho, 1906
For more than a century, St. Luke’s has carried on the work first envisioned by Bishop Funsten. Our original purpose has remained, and our heritage and values direct our course as we continue to meet the area’s rapidly growing needs. Our mission, “To improve the health of people in our region,” is the foundation upon which we have built Idaho’s largest and most advanced health care organization.
In keeping with our not-for-profit mission, St. Luke’s maintains an open-door policy, which means we care for all patients, regardless of their ability to pay. Thousands of people with no or inadequate health care coverage receive free services each year at St. Luke’s.
Additionally, St. Luke’s endeavors to provide cost-effective, convenient access to health care for the underinsured, Medicaid, and Medicare populations. Our efforts are supported by generous gifts from area benefactors, whose donations help assure both the availability and the advancement of health care for our region. To find out how you can help, contact St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation.
St. Luke’s Health System Mission
To improve the health of people in our region.
St. Luke's Health System Vision
St. Luke's Health System will transform health care by aligning with physicians and other providers to deliver integrated, seamless, and patient-centered quality care across all St. Luke's settings.
St. Luke’s Health System Values
St. Luke's Wood River Vision
St. Luke's Wood River will transform health care by providing and connecting our community with patient-centered, integrated, quality care.