General Facts

Founded in 1902, 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 is a 501c3 federally recognized non-profit organization. As a system of community medical centers, St. Luke’s is guided by volunteer boards of directors, with all revenues going back to our regional mission in the form of services, facilities, personnel, and equipment.

St. Luke’s is a health system serving the entire state of Idaho, eastern Oregon, and northern Nevada.

St. Luke's Facilities

St. Luke’s Boise is a 399-bed hospital in Boise, Idaho.

St. Luke’s Elmore is a 25-bed hospital in Mountain Home, Idaho.

St. Luke's Jerome is a 25-bed hospital in Jerome, Idaho.

St. Luke’s Magic Valley is a 228-bed hospital in Twin Falls, Idaho.

St. Luke's McCall is a 15-bed hospital in McCall, Idaho.

St. Luke’s Meridian is a 167-bed hospital in Meridian, Idaho.

St. Luke’s Wood River is a 25-bed hospital in Ketchum, Idaho.

St. Luke's Eagle features urgent care, medical imaging, family health and OB/GYN practitioners, and more.

St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute (MSTI) has sites in Boise, Fruitland, Meridian, Nampa, and Twin Falls.

St. Luke’s Internal Medicine has sites in central Boise, east Boise, west Boise, Eagle, Meridian, and Ketchum.

St. Luke's Medical Imaging has sites in Boise, Eagle, Meridian, Ketchum, and Twin Falls.

St. Luke’s eight Breast Cancer Detection Centers are located in Ada County, Canyon County, Elmore County, and Blaine County.

Number of St. Luke’s Health System employees = 10,164

Number of physicians = 970 (includes Boise, Ketchum, Meridian, and Twin Falls)

St. Luke’s Health System performs more than 34,500 surgical procedures / year.*

More than 8,300 babies / year are born at St. Luke's hospitals*

47,589 inpatients are served / year at St. Luke's hospitals.*

There were 136,713 visits to St. Luke's Emergency Departments in 2008.*

699,900 outpatients are served / year at St. Luke's hospitals.*

Air St. Luke’s Transports*
Helicopter - Twin Falls: 438
Helicopter - Boise/Meridian: 431
Fixed Wing: 167
Ground - critical and non-critical: 1,664

St. Luke’s offers highly specialized regional expertise in the areas of cancer care, cardiac and vascular services, and women's and children’s services.

Since 2000, St. Luke’s has been recognized as one of the nation’s top hospitals by the National Research Corporation (NRC), and has again been recognized for 2008/2009. The Consumer Choice Award honors hospitals for having the best overall quality, best doctors and nurses, and best image and reputation.

St. Luke's Center for Breast Imaging was recognized by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the Society of Breast Imaging with a 2007 Breast Imaging Center of Excellence Award. The only center in Idaho to receive this award, St. Luke's was honored for meeting all of the ACR's breast-related accreditation standards.

St. Luke’s Medical Centers in Boise and Meridian were designated Magnet hospitals in 2002 and re-designated in 2006. St. Luke’s Boise/Meridian is the only hospital in southern Idaho to earn the prestigious Magnet hospital designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The gold standard for nursing services, the Magnet Award recognizes hospitals for nursing excellence and quality patient care.

St. Luke’s Center for Heart and Vascular Health provides more heart services and procedures than any other hospital in Idaho. In 2008, St. Luke's Boise/Meridian hospitals were named a Top 100 Hospital for Cardiac Care by Thomson Reuters.

St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital cares for more than 50,000 different children each year.

  • Idaho’s first Level III Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU), 1970
  • Idaho’s first and only Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), 1985
  • Idaho’s largest dedicated Pediatric Care Unit, 33 beds
  • Children’s Specialty Center, pediatric outpatient services, 25,000 visits a year
  • Only Idaho hospital (and the first hospital nationally) to be affiliated with the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN)
  • Only Idaho hospital affiliated with the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI)

Since St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute (MSTI) opened its doors in 1969 it has become Idaho’s largest provider of cancer care services, administering to approximately 800 patients each day, with more than 3,200 new patients treated last year alone. In the 40 years of cancer care at
St. Luke's MSTI, more than 59,000 patients have been treated.

St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute (MSTI) was one of only 12 community oncology practices in the country to be honored in 2006 by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) for efforts to improve cancer care through participation in clinical trials. St. Luke’s MSTI was recognized for increased trial participation among our rural populations and the use of innovative techniques to overcome barriers to patient enrollment.

As a commitment to providing patients with the most recent developments in cancer therapy and in an effort to advance the treatment of common malignancies, St. Luke’s MSTI participates in more than 100 clinical trials that treat many different cancer types including pediatric malignancies, breast, lung, colon, and pancreatic cancers.

* Represents Fiscal Year 2013


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