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Post-Acute Medical Care

When a hospital stay ends, it doesn’t always mean you’re at the same level of ability you were before you needed surgery, got sick, or were injured. If your recovery has reached a point where you’re healthy enough to be discharged from the hospital, but you still need more help than you have at home, St. Luke’s post-acute care can be the bridge to restoring some or all of your independence. Post-acute care can be either short or long-term, depending on your needs and pace of recovery. Our main focus is rehabilitation, helping you manage symptoms and improve function, allowing you to achieve your goals.

St. Luke’s providers partner with several skilled nursing facilities in the Treasure and Magic Valleys to provide a level of care that exceeds traditional past practices in nursing facilities to provide on-site availability for when care demands are highest. The St. Luke’s Post-Acute Medical Group provides timely evaluations to both our short-stay patients and our long-term care residents needing chronic care. We work to prevent visits to the emergency department or readmissions to the hospital in order to optimize your ability to live your best life.

In addition, St. Luke's post-acute care providers are on call 24 hours day, 7 days a week to assist in patient care needs.

Our team also collaborates closely with the administration of each facility to track quality of care, patient outcomes, and patient experience, and identify opportunities for improvement. 

We encourage you to consider one of these skilled nursing facilities for your post-acute care.

Skilled Nursing Facilities Supported by St. Luke's Post-Acute Care Providers

Riverview Rehabilitation
3550 W. Americana Terrace
Boise, ID 83706

Avamere Transitional Care and Rehabilitation
1001 S. Hilton St.
Boise, ID 83705

The Terraces of Boise
5301 E. Warm Springs Ave.
Boise, ID 83716

Serenity Transitional Care
1132 Cheney Dr. W.
Twin Falls, ID 83301


Highlights & Resources

Providers

  • Biography

    Donna Beeson, DO is part of the St. Luke’s Post Acute Medical Group, focusing on taking care of patients in skilled nursing facilities after acute hospitalization. Her medical experience includes her own medical practice specializing in adult medicine; working as a hospitalist, caring for patients needing hospitalization; and caring for patients at long-term acute care hospitals, as well as in skilled nursing facilities as a hospice provider.  

    Dr. Beeson enjoys volunteering her time to read, play games, and talking with hospice patients throughout the Treasure Valley. She can be found volunteering at local elementary, middle, and high schools, and conducting sports physicals at Meridian High School. She has a passion for helping people in need and she supports community clinics and homeless shelters to provide care for those without health insurance. 

    Dr. Beeson is a member of the American Osteopathic Society, the American College of Physicians, and the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • Internal Medicine

    Biography

    Matthew Dopp, MD serves patients as part of St. Luke’s Clinic – Internal Medicine, our hospitalist team, and the Post Acute Medical Group, managing patient care after a hospitalization as a medical director in skilled nursing facilities in the Magic Valley. 


    Dr. Dopp brings a positive attitude, a great bedside manner, and a comprehensive approach to caring for his patients. In his free time, Dr. Dopp enjoys baseball and spending time outdoors with his family.

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      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • Internal Medicine

    Biography

    Jessica Gratzer, NP is a nurse practitioner with St. Luke’s Post Acute Medical Group, and has experience in the Intensive Care Unit, Emergency Department, and in surgical settings. She has a passion for end-of-life care, including completing advanced directives. She works to keep her patients out of the hospital and to coordinate care for transitioning home.

    Jessica earned her bachelor’s degree as a nurse practitioner from Boise State University. She is a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association. In her free time, she enjoys time with her family, reading, rock hounding, and getting to the mountains. Jessica also volunteers at Jerome and Twin Falls soup kitchens as well as handing out books to underprivileged youth.

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      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

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  • Internal Medicine

    Biography

    Brandy Jones, NP is a certified wound care nurse specializing in preventing, identifying, and helping treat both surgical and non-surgical wounds. After beginning her career as a certified nursing assistant (CNA), she gained experience working in the inpatient, outpatient, home health, and skilled nursing environments. This background provides Brandy with insight at every step of the care continuum and helps her determine how to set her patients up for success.

    When not caring for patients, Brandy enjoys exercising in the early morning, spending time with her family, and traveling. She also leads a team of volunteers each summer at Paint Magic, an organization that paints homes for the elderly. Brandy is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Sigma Theta Rau, and The Wound Care Education Institute.

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      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

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  • Internal Medicine

    Biography

    Angela Meyer, NP is a nurse practitioner with St. Luke’s Post Acute Medical Group. She also has experience as a telemetry nurse and a hospitalist nurse practitioner. She enjoys visiting with her patients and working with them to develop a plan of care for a successful transition home. Away from St. Luke's, Angela has participated in international medical missions to Bolivia and Guatemala.

    Angie earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Boise State University and her master’s degree as a family nurse practitioner from Walden University. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, camping, rafting, hiking, skiing, swimming, cooking, and reading with her family and friends. She also enjoys raising chickens.

  • Internal Medicine

    Biography

    Lauren Meziere, PA-C is a certified physician assistant with St. Luke's Post Acute Medical Group. She earned her bachelor's degree from Georgia Institute of Technology, an MBA from the University of Phoenix, and her physician assistant training at Idaho State University. Lauren has a passion for participating in worldwide medical missions, volunteering to care for people in Ecuador and Zimbabwe. 

    In her free time, Lauren enjoys spending time with her family in the Idaho outdoors, skiing, hiking, camping, rafting, and fishing.

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      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • Internal Medicine

    Biography

    Stephen Montamat, MD leads the St. Luke’s Post Acute Medical Group, a group of physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who provide the highest quality care to patients in skilled nursing facilities. 

    In his free time, Dr. Montamat volunteers at the Genesis Community Clinic in Garden City. He also enjoys reading, music, playing tennis, spending time with his wife, and playing with his dog. His wife is a retired obstetrician and their two daughters have also chosen careers in health care.

    • St. Luke's Health Partner
      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • Biography

    Shannon Vaughn, MSN-FNP, CVNP-BC is a nurse practitioner with St. Luke's Post Acute Medical Group. She has experience caring for cardiac patients, and has expertise in general cardiology, internal medicine, congestive heart failure, atrial and ventricular arrhythmias, hypertension, diabetes, lipids, and cardiac device follow-up. She helped establish and support Faith & Humanity Medical Missions and co-led medical mission groups to Honduras, and also dedicates time to local communities, organizing annual women’s retreats as a Young Mom’s Mentor.

    Shannon earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from Idaho State University. In her free time, she loves to travel with family and friends.

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      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

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