Blaine County enjoys the highest ratio of physicians per population, according to the 2000 Idaho census figures. The valley's medical community includes over 50 physicians and over a dozen dentists. With this complement of medical specialists, as well as state-of-the-art technology that includes CAT scan and MRI, St. Luke's Wood River Medical Center provides hospital services seldom available in rural areas. St. Luke's, a not-for-profit hospital, is located just over 2 miles south of Ketchum off Highway 75, and serves a population of over 22,000 in the county.
St. Luke's Wood River Medical Center opened to serve our community in 2001 and continues St. Luke's tradition of excellence right here at home. This full service medical center includes a 24-hour emergency department, inpatient and outpatient surgery, diagnostics, an intensive care unit, a medical/surgical unit, maternity services and physical therapy. In addition, high quality specialty care is offered in orthopaedics, internal medicine, urology, obstetrics/gynecology, anesthesiology, dermatology, family practice, medical imaging and other diagnostics, general and specialty surgery services, and neurology. The staff at this local hospital takes great pride in their reputation for providing personalized, caring service in a warm, gently healing environment.
St. Luke's Wood River Medical Center services also extend beyond the hospital walls. In 2009, the opened up a first-class facility in Hailey to better serve the entire community.
St. Luke's Center for Community Health provides a variety of services for every stage of life, from childbirth and parenting to healthy aging. They offer health screenings, education programs, and other services tailored to meet our community's unique needs. For more information about St. Luke's and programs and services they offer, please visit their website at www.stlukesonline.org .
Hospice of the Wood River Valley offers care and support to those with a terminal illness, bereavement services to adults and children, immediate response to sudden/accidental deaths, a Wellness Program, Caregivers Support, and a Community LIbrary. Assisted Living is available through Aspen Grove Assisted Living in Bellevue.