St. Luke's Jerome Celebrating 2nd Anniversary


By Andrew Reed

Jerome, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) St. Luke's Jerome is celebrating its second year in the community.

The hospital took over St. Benedicts in 2011.

Since then, St. Luke's has made significant improvements.

"The Jerome community was part of asking us St. Luke's to integrate and there was good value in both facilities coming together. It was a partnership in reaching that decision together," said Jim Angle, CEO of St. Luke’s Magic Valley.

It's been two years since St. Luke's moved into the city of Jerome and since then the hospital has been actively making improvements to the facility.

"Last year we were able to invest in digital mammography and this year we have continued that with digital x-ray equipment that has improved turnaround time and less exposure for our patients," said Curtis Maier, Administration Director at St. Luke’s Jerome.

Other improvements made - patient rooms have been upgraded with new flooring, privacy curtains, and beds.

It's all part of improving the patients’ experience.

"This month is our second anniversary and time has flown by. As we look back at all the work we can't believe how fast it's gone. A lot of things have gotten accomplished with all the planning and teamwork in the community," said Jim Angle, CEO of St. Luke’s Magic Valley.

St. Luke's Jerome recently received an upgrade to medical records.

Patients now can access information from home electronically.

"We have moved forward by installing our electronic medical record and recently went live with our patient portal. Till this point we have had over 1000 patients apply for the portal within the last month." said Maier.

New improvements for the community.

Something hospital officials hope continues throughout the years.

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