Teton Valley Hospital
Teton Valley Hospital offers 24/7 emergency care, surgical specialties, outpatient procedures, and a full scope of diagnostic services. Quality measurements (tracked and reported per regulatory requirements) consistently show patient satisfaction rates above 94% and surgical site infections below 1%.
TVH opened its doors in 1939, initially owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and later transferred to county ownership. In 2012, the organization became a private nonprofit hospital, effectively removing itself from qualifying for taxpayer support.
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 life-or-death health emergencies made it clear that 24/7 access to our facility was crucial. In 2016, TVH also earned certification from the State of Idaho as a Level IV Trauma Center.
Teton Valley Health Care now comprises Teton Valley Hospital, Driggs Health Clinic and Victor Health Clinic. Affiliations with University of Utah Health Care in Salt Lake City and Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello have resulted in the expansion of telemedicine consultations such as telestroke, teleburn and telepsychiatry.
In addition to providing excellent health care for residents and visitors, TVHC also contributes to our community in many ways. In fiscal year 2015, third-party auditors tallied direct community benefits of over $334,000 that included discounted lab draws and vaccinations, charitable medical services, subsidized health programs, and community event sponsorships.