St. Luke’s wants to be available to provide care to those who wish to receive care from St. Luke’s and physicians associated with us. To that end, St. Luke’s has aligned with a number of health care organizations and providers in various communities throughout southwest Idaho. The most common of these relationships are with hospitals and physicians in smaller/rural markets. The criteria we consider include, but are not limited to:
- Whether the entity provides care within St. Luke’s service region, which extends as far east as Rupert, as far west as La Grande, Ore., as far north as Grangeville and as far south as Elko, Nev.
- Whether the individual community has invited St. Luke’s to evaluate a partnership, in which case St. Luke’s considers a number of factors, including the size of the organization, the size of the community served, the mission of the health care organization, scope of community needs, and alignment with St. Luke’s mission and vision.
St. Luke’s relationships with other organizations range from as basic as leveraging supply chain purchasing to more complex management and financial relationships with governmental and not-for-profit entities. It is important to note that through the relationships it develops, St. Luke’s does not require exclusivity from our owned or managed hospitals and will not interfere with any physician’s judgment
St. Luke’s has a detailed due diligence process that aligns St. Luke’s capabilities with the other organization’s requests and needs. In all of our efforts, we strive to honor and expand upon existing relationships with physicians based upon St. Luke’s values