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Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter tours the new St. Luke's Magic Valley

By Ken Dey, News and Community
June 14, 2011

(June 13, 2011 - Twin Falls, ID) Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter was given a personal tour of the new St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center Monday.  The entire medical center is complete and all departments and physician offices have moved in.

Gov.  Otter credited the leadership at St. Luke’s Health System for making the investment needed to greatly improve the quality and availability of health care services throughout the region.

“The new Magic Valley Medical Center is truly an impressive facility,” Otter said. “Idahoans are extremely fortunate to have health care systems like St. Luke’s guided by leaders, physicians and other medical professionals who have the foresight and commitment to recognize the value of an integrated and comprehensive health care system.  Patients in the Magic Valley not only have  access to world-class care in this cutting-edge facility, but can access services throughout St. Luke’s Health System such as St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital, Idaho’s only children’s hospital.”

“We were excited to show Governor Otter our brand new state-of-the-art medical center today, “said Jim Angle, CEO, FACHE, St. Luke’s Magic Valley. “He said he was very impressed not only with the building, but with the quality of care that our patients and families receive here.”  Angle toured Gov.  Otter through the patient tower, diagnostic and treatment floors, St. Luke’s Mountain State Tumor Institute and the Medical Office Plaza.

The new facility was designed with the patient and family in mind, with all private patient rooms and pull-out beds for family overnight stay capability. “When you combine these patient-centered features with our talented physicians and committed staff and volunteers, you get exceptional care in a beautiful new facility that will serve this region for decades to come,” said Angle.

About St. Luke’s Magic Valley

The hospital, now known as St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center, opened its doors in 1908. Today, this community hospital serves the health care needs of people in eight counties of southern Idaho and parts of northern Nevada. St. Luke’s Magic Valley provides inpatient and outpatient surgery, 24-hour emergency services, cancer treatment, imaging, Canyon View Behavioral Health Services, inpatient rehabilitation, and women’s and children’s health care.

About St. Luke’s Health System

Founded in Boise in 1902, St. Luke’s Health System is Idaho’s largest and only-locally controlled not-for-profit health care system with five  hospitals in Boise, Meridian, Twin Falls, Ketchum and McCall, and more than 80 outpatient centers and clinics throughout central and southwest Idaho. St. Luke’s has earned numerous national awards for excellence in patient care. St. Luke’s provides unmatched care in specialized medical fields including cancer, heart and vascular, obstetrics, women’s services and children’s health care. For more information about St. Luke’s, visit

About The Author

Ken Dey served as Public Relations Coordinator at St. Luke's from 2008-2014.

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Boise, ID 83712
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