West Valley Medical Center

1717 Arlington Avenue
Caldwell, ID 83605


West Valley Medical Center, one of the leading hospital facilities and employers in the State of Idaho, is dedicated to providing high-quality, cost-effective health care to the residents of the Treasure Valley. Our 150-bed facility is nationally accredited and has been part of the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) family since 1975.

1920 – Caldwell Sanitarium established by three physicians in the "Dorman House"

1945 – First meeting took place for the Caldwell Memorial Association Fund to discuss fundraising efforts to build new facility and convert Caldwell Sanitarium to Caldwell Memorial Hospital

1948 – Broke ground for construction of hospital – named in honor of men and women who served in the armed forces in World War II

1950 – Caldwell Memorial Hospital opens its doors as a 75-bed, short-term acute care facility

1971 – Kaley Medical Training Center added to the hospital

1973 – Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) begins to investigate the possiblity of operating the hospital

1974 – Caldwell Memorial Hospital Association votes to sell facility to HCA

1975 – Caldwell Memorial Hospital is purchased by HCA

1976 – Ground is broken for a new replacement facility

1977 – Patients move to new facility, which is the current 150-bed hospital

1978 – Name changes to West Valley Medical Center

1995 – Hospital becomes part of Columbia/HCA

2000 – Partnership with Saint Alphonsus to open Caldwell Cancer Center

2004 – Expansion of adult mental health department from eight to 16 beds

2004 – New medical office building breaks ground on campus

2007 – New Sleep Lab opens

2007 – Saint Alphonsus - West Valley Medical Center Health Alliance forms in hopes of integrating health care services into a more seamless system that improves patient care, reduces costs and makes more efficient use of resources

2007 – Saint Alphonsus Rehabilitation Services begins providing therapy services begins at West Valley

2007 – Hospital finishes remodeled, expanded Emergency Department

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