Portneuf Medical Center At A Glance

Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello.

Eastern Idaho is a special place. For the people who live here, looking out for your neighbor is still the rule and not the exception. As the only hospital in Pocatello and Chubbuck, Portneuf Health Partners works to live up to those same values in caring for the wonderful people in our community.

The biggest asset we have to help provide world class care to every patient, every time is the nearly 1,500 people who work at Portneuf. Our valuable employees are neighbors caring for their neighbor. With that personal level of care, they are skilled at incorporating the latest advances to continue to care for patients like they are part of the family. Portneuf is a 187-bed facility with a Level II Trauma Center, Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with full-service cardiac care. The Cancer Center offers the most advanced and proven treatments to help patients heal while being close enough to home for patients to be able to sleep in the comfort of their own beds. All of this compliments the other services offered at Portneuf, like hyperbaric wound care, bariatric surgery, open-heart surgery, robotic surgery, total joint replacement and urology

Portneuf is a teaching hospital; the next generation of health care workers train at Portneuf including family practice physicians, pharmacists, registered nurses and medical technicians. The commitment to educating people doesn’t end with formal students. Portneuf provides many valuable and free educational opportunities to community members though educational seminars, support groups, first aid clinics, health screenings and self-help programs. We are proud of our commitment to the community’s health and we encourage and support all members of the community to stay healthy.

The unique ownership structure of Portneuf benefits the whole community. First, there are local physicians who own shares in the hospital. This ensures that physicians have a voice in how the hospital cares for the community. Second, we have a not-for-profit owner in the Portneuf Health Trust. The Trust’s only mission is to better the health of the community in eastern Idaho through a generous grant program and by investing in wellness. The Trust was the benefactor of the Bannock County’s Portneuf Wellness Complex, a county-owned facility that offers recreational and fitness opportunities to people of every ability and every economic background. Third, LHP Hospital Group is the for-profit owner of Portneuf. This is the group that supplies the capital to build a first-rate hospital or to bring essential equipment, services and physicians to our community. Having a for-profit also means Portneuf contributes to the local tax base by paying its fair share in property taxes.

Five entities make up Portneuf Health Partners; together each offers its own contribution in making eastern Idaho better. Portneuf Medical Center cares for patients and their families; we understand the importance and value of having a much needed support group near when you have to spend the night, need a higher level of care and when you are navigating and partnering with proven medical professionals. Portneuf Medical Group consists of board-certified, fellowship trained physicians who are employed solely at the hospital or one of its clinics. The Portneuf Health Trust is our not-for-profit owner. The Portneuf Sports Medicine Institute sends certified athletic trainers to help our high school or community athletes be safely while actively participating in their chosen sport. Portneuf Quality Alliance is a network of physicians and providers who are dedicated to offering the best possible care at a competitive price.

Together, Portneuf Health Partners play a major role the physical and economic health of the entire community. This is still a place where neighbors look after neighbors and partnerships means we accomplish more than we ever could individually.

Post Author: David Ashby

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