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St. Luke’s McCall Development Plan

St. Luke's McCall

The Right Care, Right Here

For more than 60 years, our hospital has been the center of health care for our families, neighbors and friends. Since 1956, our community has worked to ensure McCall has a vibrant, forward-thinking medical center where the best physicians want to practice and patients want to receive care. 

Today that means making significant changes to our hospital. We’ve maximized every space and squeezed every bit of efficiency out of our hospital, which has been remodeled, renovated, and remodeled again for decades. And our region is growing and aging, increasing the demand for healthcare services. Emergency Department visits have increased by 42 percent since 2010; surgeries have increased by 182 percent since 2010; and lab tests are up 36 percent in the same time period.

It’s time to truly bring St. Luke’s McCall into the 21st century and ensure we can continue to provide the high-quality, convenient care the people of our community deserve. And although medicine, technology and science have exploded with possibility, what hasn’t changed is the value we all place on having the right care, right here in McCall. 


Building on Our Promise to McCall

Our facility replacement plan is guided by one fundamental priority: the needs of our patients. The design is evidence-based and will promote quality care, safety, efficiency and a healing environment. Highlights include:

  • An expanded emergency department with additional exam rooms, a modern trauma bay, a new triage area and a designated waiting area for patients and family members.
  • An expanded surgical services department with additional operating rooms and a designated Cesarean-section suite.
  • An expanded lab, medical imaging and cardiopulmonary departments to accommodate patients, advanced technology and privacy.
  • Modern labor and delivery rooms designed to meet every family’s needs and provide a comfortable and safe childbirth experience. 
  • Private and flexible patient rooms that increase our ability to care for more patients requiring an overnight stay.
  • An expanded registration area to increase patient privacy. 

We Welcome Your Questions

St. Luke's is community owned and operated. We look forward to serving the people of the West Central Mountains region for many years to come. We welcome any questions you may have about our medical center expansion, and are grateful for your interest.

For more information, please review our frequently asked questions or send us an email.

Frequently Asked Questions

Click each question below for its answer:

Why does the hospital need to be improved?

Dated infrastructure, lack of space, growth of services and an aging population all contribute to the need for St. Luke’s to transform our McCall hospital to deliver innovative and exceptional care for decades to come.

  • Our facility is dated. Nearly half of the hospital is more than 60 years old and does not meet current standards for technology and connectivity. Our engineering systems (mechanical, electrical and plumbing) are out of date and nearing the end of their usefulness and efficiency; the last major renovation and expansion to the facility was completed in 1997. As a result, we struggle to meet ever-increasing regulatory standards.
  • We are at capacity. We have maximized use of our space and squeezed every bit of efficiency out of our hospital, and remodeled and renovated multiple times to meet our community’s need. Studies show that to meet current healthcare delivery standards, based on the services we offer, we need to nearly double our current square footage.
  • Demand for our services is increasing. Here is the increase in use of some of our major services since 2010:
    • Emergency department visits: +42%
    • Inpatient days: +66%
    • Surgeries: +182%
    • Medical imaging exams: +55%
    • Clinic visits: +34%
  • Our region is growing and our population is getting older. Over the next 10 years, the proportion of our community age 65 or older is projected to increase from 18 percent to 24 percent, resulting in greater demand for health care services. To ensure we continue to provide the best care, in a healing environment, we envision a design that anticipates the needs of those living in the West Central Mountains region when and where they need it most.
What is the primary focus of the project?
Our replacement plan is guided by one fundamental priority: the needs of our patients. The design is evidence-based and will promote quality care, safety, efficiency and a healing environment. Highlights include:

  • An expanded emergency department with additional exam rooms, a modern trauma bay, a new triage area and a designated waiting area for patients and family members.
  • An expanded surgical services department with additional operating rooms and a designated Cesarean-section suite.
  • An expanded lab, medical imaging and cardiopulmonary departments to accommodate patients, advanced technology and privacy.
  • Modern labor and delivery rooms designed to meet every family’s needs and provide a comfortable and safe childbirth experience. 
  • Private and flexible patient rooms that increase our ability to care for more patients requiring an overnight stay.
  • An expanded registration area to increase patient privacy. 

What is the cost of the project?
To make the St. Luke’s McCall facility replacement project a reality, the St. Luke’s McCall Foundation will raise $5 million of the estimated $35 million needed to build, remodel, equip and furnish the new facility. The balance of funding will be provided through St. Luke’s Health System capital investment funds. 

Thanks to the generosity of community donors, including St. Luke’s employees, physicians and board members, we are well on our way to achieving our $5 million goal. Now, we need you! Below, you’ll find ways you can help make an impact.
What is the timeline for construction?
The St. Luke’s McCall facility replacement construction project will be conducted over five years and in four phases: Planning, site preparation, building construction and remodeling of existing areas.*

  • Phase 1: 2016 to 2017
    • In 2016, we made the decision to remain and build on our existing site. Soil testing and geotechnical site investigations were completed. No concerns were discovered.
    • Work now is taking place to determine total square footage needs, department adjacencies and campus planning. Once determined, schematic, development and construction design will occur.
  • Phase 2: 2018
    • Site preparation will occur first. Work will include land clearing and grading, removing underground infrastructure (utilities, water and sewer lines) and soil stabilization. 
    • Plans for existing outlying structures will be determined. 
    • Implement plan to reroute Hewitt Street.
      • Plan is currently under review and request for approval is pending.
  • Phase 3: 2019 – 2020
    • Construction of the new hospital wing.
  • Phase 4: 2020 – 2022
    • Remodel of existing hospital structure. 
*Schedule subject to change based on government approval and capital funding.

You Can Help Support Community Health!

Generosity is woven into the fabric of our community. We hope you will help fund this much-needed hospital expansion. Our goal is to raise $5 million through philanthropy.

To learn how you can support this project, please email us or call (208) 630-2200. 

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