Teton Valley Hospital

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Teton Valley Hospital

Teton Valley Hospital is a nonprofit, 13-bed hospital in rural Teton Valley, Idaho. It is certified by Medicare as a Critical Access Hospital and has served the Teton Valley community since 1938. Our hospital offers superior care and state-of-the-art medical technology, all close to home. Our scope of primary medical, surgical, and diagnostic services, as well as preventive education and free community workshops, encourage health and well-being.

History

Teton Valley Hospital 1939

Teton Valley Hospital 1939

The grand opening of Teton Valley Hospital occurred in 1938. The building construction was a federal government WPA project. It took the combined efforts of everyone within the community to raise sufficient funds to adequately furnish the 4-bed hospital. In all, over $40,000 was donated through a variety of creative methods such as auctioning livestock, coal, haircuts, beer and firewood. One year, school students decided not to buy Valentines for each other and instead donate their “card money” toward the hospital.

TVH was owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, also known as the Mormons. Ownership changed to a county facility in 1965. Since then, TVH has undergone two major expansion projects. Community contributions have continued to factor significantly in the hospital’s ability to stay current with technological advances and infrastructure renovations.

Our community hospital received the federal designation of a Critical Access Hospital in 2002 after it was recognized that our geographic isolation from other medical facilities and our positive impact on live-or-death health emergencies made it clear that 24/7 access to our facility was crucial.

TVHC now comprises Teton Valley Hospital, Driggs Health Clinic and Victor Health Clinic. In addition to providing excellent health care for residents and visitors, we also contribute to our community in many ways. In fiscal year 2011, the TVHC family showed direct community benefits of over $201,000 that included discounted lab draws and vaccinations, free services including weekly one-on-one mental health counseling, subsidized health programs, and community event sponsorships.