St. Luke's Boise Medical Center | 100 great hospitals in America 2016
St. Luke's Boise (Idaho) Medical Center. Founded in 1902, St. Luke's Boise Medical Center is Idaho's largest healthcare provider and the flagship hospital of St. Luke's Health System. The six-hospital system was founded by Bishop James B. Funsten, who acted on an immediate need to provide care to retired Episcopal Church workers.
Together with St. Luke's Meridian (Idaho) Medical Center, St. Luke's Boise provides comprehensive care to residents of the Treasure Valley. The 430-bed medical center is home to St. Luke's Heart — a heart and vascular care program — and St. Luke's Children's Hospital, the only pediatric hospital in Idaho. St. Luke's Mountain States Tumor Institute is also housed at the medical center.
St. Luke's Boise is the No. 2 hospital in Idaho, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2015-16 rankings. In 2016, it earned a spot on Truven Health Analytics' list of 100 Top Hospitals in the U.S. St. Luke's has received Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center for nursing excellence.
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