Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center

3100 Channing Way,
Idaho Falls, ID 83404


Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center’s history reflects the growth and development of the city of Idaho Falls and the changing health care needs of our county. According to Harold Forbush (1987), stockholders who later transferred ownership and debts to the Village Improvement Society established the first hospital in Idaho Falls in the upstairs of a leased building in 1906. In 1910, the Village Improvement Society leased their hospital to physicians who supplied the needed equipment for running the hospital. In 1915, two doctors constructed a new 25-bed general hospital in Idaho Falls. The following year, two more privately owned hospitals were in business providing health care for the city. In 1919, a school of nursing opened at one of these facilities, the Spencer Hospital. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was also building hospitals for their followers at this time. Their third hospital was located in Idaho Falls next to the Idaho Falls LDS Temple and it included its own school of nursing.

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