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Community Benefit Report

A hiker and her companion explore a new foothills trail created through a partnership between St. Luke’s and the City of Boise. The 0.75-mile trail connects the Boise VA Medical Center to existing trails in the Military Reserve area.

Continuing Our Legacy of Excellence in Health Care

From our founding in 1902 to 2021, when we were recognized as one of the top 15 health systems in the nation for the 8th consecutive year, St. Luke’s has always been a leader in health care and a dedicated community partner.

As Idaho’s only locally based, not-for-profit, community-owned and community-led health system, we are committed to providing all patients with the highest quality health care, regardless of their ability to pay.

At a Glance: Caring for Our Communities in 2021

St. Luke’s primary service area is Ada County, with our secondary service area covering Southwest and South- Central Idaho, Eastern Oregon and Northern Nevada. Below is a broad overview of the benefits St. Luke’s provides to our service areas. This report also includes benefit snapshots broken down by county: Ada, Canyon and Twin Falls. All numbers are current as of the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2021.


Community Needs Determination Process

St. Luke’s community health effort is directed by community needs assessments, community boards and our community health team. In 2019, St. Luke’s published our most recent Community Health Needs Assessment, which was designed to help us better understand the most significant health challenges facing the individuals and families in our service areas.

Local community health teams, in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders, are responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining optimal community health initiatives designed to address our communities’ most significant health needs.

Reports of Community Benefits by County

Ada County

St. Luke’s serves the growing cities of Boise, Meridian, Eagle and beyond. St. Luke’s Boise is Idaho’s largest health care provider, the flagship hospital of St. Luke’s Health System and home to the state’s only Children’s Hospital. St. Luke’s Meridian is a full-service medical center with the busiest Emergency Department in Idaho. Our Boise and Meridian hospitals and Treasure Valley clinics are Magnet-designated for nursing excellence.

Total Community Benefit:

$430.6 Million

Canyon County

Our commitment to Canyon County continues to grow with St. Luke’s Nampa Medical Center, St. Luke’s Fruitland Medical Plaza, and clinics throughout the county and in the Fruitland- Ontario area. We’re a dedicated partner with area nonprofits, working together to improve the health of people in this rapidly growing and diverse region, from populous cities to smaller, more remote rural communities.

Total Community Benefit:

$58.6 Million

Twin Falls County

What began as Twin Falls County Hospital in 1918 has evolved into a state-of-the-art medical center and a vital member of the communities it serves, providing a full range of inpatient and outpatient services to the people of Twin Falls, Southern Idaho and Northern Nevada.

Total Community Benefit:

$121.3 Million

Thank You

Our work assessing and addressing community needs would not be possible without a visionary board of directors and dedicated community boards. We are grateful for their partnership and guidance.

St. Luke’s Health System Board of Directors as of Sept. 30, 2021:

Bob Lokken, Chair
Rosa Davila
Brigette Bilyeu
Tom Corrick
Lucie DiMaggio, MD
Mark Durcan
Lisa Grow
Allan Korn, MD
Dan Krahn
Jon Miller
Arthur F. Oppenheimer
Rich Raimondi
Chris Roth, President/CEO
Andrew Scoggin
Karen Vauk
Bill Whitacre

St. Luke’s Magic Valley Regional Medical Center Jerome Community Board Members as of Sept. 30, 2021:

Dave Snelson, Chair
Arlen Blaylock
Melody Bowyer
Eva Craner
Don Hall
Roseanna Holliday
Jill Howell
Brian Johnson, MD
Becky Nelson
Janet Olmstead
Julia Oxarango-Ingram
Blake Pedersen, DO
Edna Pierson
Travis Rothweiler
John Shine
Scott Standley
John Wright

St. Luke’s Treasure Valley Community Board Members as of Sept. 30, 2021:

Dee Jay Mailer, Chair
Jon Larkin, Chair-Elect
Russ Duke
Alejandro Necochea, MD
Kelli Parker
Joelle Powers, PhD
Roger Quarles
Lisa Roberts
Robert Sanchez, PhD
Nicole Thurston, MD
Jill Wagers, DMD
Noreen Womack, MD
Marle Shelton-Hoff

St. Luke’s West Treasure Valley Community Board Members as of Sept. 30, 2021:

Andrew Rodriguez, Chair
Nikole Zogg, PhD, Chair-Elect
Ron Bitner
Shelley Bonds
Evelyn Dame
Bill Deal
Bert Glandon
Janet Komoto
Paul Lodge
Brent Nelson, MD
Sarah Porter, MD
Bill Russell
Timothy Sawyer, MD
Kim Stutzman, MD
Chris Veloz
Rick Youngblood
Misty Robertson

The information provided in this report is required by Idaho Code 63-602D, which states that 501(c)(3) hospitals having 150 or more beds must file a community benefit report with the Board of Equalization by Dec. 31 of each year. According to the code, the report is to include a description of the process the hospital has used to determine general community needs that align with the hospital’s mission. In addition, the report shall include the hospital’s amount of:

  • Unreimbursed services for the prior year (charity care, bad debt, and under-reimbursed care covered through government programs). 
  • Donated time, funds, subsidies and in-kind services.
  • Additions to capital such as physical plant and equipment.

Download Reports

Download a copy of the St. Luke's Health System Community Benefit Report in a printer-friendly pdf format.

All Locations

The St. Luke's Health System Community Benefit Report includes details by county.

Ada County

Download the Ada County Only Report 

Canyon County

Twin Falls County