Sustain the highest quality of emergency care
The Emergency Services Endowment will ensure that the hospital continues to have all board certified emergency physicians and expert emergency nurses staffing our Emergency Department, 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. This level of expertise is extremely rare for a hospital of our size. St. Luke’s Wood River is the only hospital of its size in Idaho, and one of few in the nation, to provide this level of service.
Because of the seasonal nature of our resort community, where the volume of patients fluctuates dramatically, our patient volumes do not reach the critical mass necessary to offset the cost of providing high quality, 24-hour emergency care. Many hospitals of our size would not, or could not, dedicate such a significant amount of their resources to one department. Our Foundation is focusing a major portion of its fundraising efforts on building the Emergency Services Endowment that will pay to sustain our community’s state-of-the-art emergency service network in perpetuity.