About Shoshone Medical Center
Shoshone Medical Center is a 25-bed, acute care hospital in Kellogg, Idaho providing critical access healthcare to the entire Silver Valley region. SMC offers many inpatient and outpatient services including: Emergency care, post-acute rehabilitation, physical, occupational and speech therapy, respiratory therapy, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, on-site laboratory testing, echocardiography, diagnostic radiology, ultrasound, 3D Mammography, DXA, wound care, lymphedema management, upper and lower endoscopy, chemotherapy, infusion and transfusion services. SMC operates a Health and Wellness Center offering gym memberships, health coaches and wellness services along with a free community outdoor fitness park. SMC Family Medicine opened in October of 2017 and provides primary care for the region. SMC employs over 100 people and contributes significantly to the region’s economy. SMC’s goal is to deliver excellence in health care while providing resources for facilitating wellness awareness and promoting community health education.
For more information, please call (208) 784-1221.
To provide excellence in healthcare.
To provide valley-wide healthcare that assures the provision of quality services.
To assure that quality healthcare services are provided locally.
To assure continual improvement of the effectiveness of the Quality Management System.
To comply with all rules, regulations and guidelines.
To provide for the integration of services with regional healthcare systems.
To focus on a culture of safety and fiscal responsibility throughout the organization.
To provide resources for facilitating wellness awareness and promoting community health education.
To integrate services with physicians and other community healthcare providers.
2004 – A New Hospital
A NEW HOSPITAL FOR A NEW DAY
Once again, a facility that was the best of the best when it was initially built had become obsolete and could no longer adequately house the services or technology of the new millennium. District Trustees had foreseen the need to update and struggled with the reality of less than cost reimbursement, low patient census and decreased insurance payments. They practiced due diligence by obtaining opinions from independent firms about the feasibility of remodeling or new construction. It was duly noted that the construction of the 1958 hospital was truly excellent, thereby making it very difficult and costly to remodel.
Several milestone events worked in the favor of this project. The federal government recognized the importance of small rural hospitals and the fact of their financial struggles. Legislation was passed to form a Critical Access Hospital designation which allowed rural hospitals with 25 beds or less to receive cost based reimbursement for services provided. The Board of Trustees researched this new category and determined it would be wise to achieve CAH status which was granted in 2001. In another governmental effort to assist rural hospitals, the Federal Housing Authority developed a program titled the 242 Mortgage Insurance Program which would guarantee facility replacement loans. These events, along with the leadership and expertise provided by the hospital management team from Quorum Health Resources, were instrumental in the reality of a new hospital.
After an incredibly lengthy application process, approval was received by the 242 Mortgage Insurance Program, financing was obtained from The US Department of Housing and Urban Development and a loan granted by the Idaho Health Facilities Authority. These events all came together in June 2003. Sight preparation began immediately with actual construction beginning in September 2003.
This program would not have happened without the total support of the community, the Medical Staff and hospital family, the dedication and persistence of the Chief Executive Officer at that time, Mr. Gary Moore, and the commitment of the Board of Trustees.
Financing Provided by The US Department of Housing and Urban Development through the FHA 242 Mortgage Insurance Program
Loan Issued by Idaho Health Facilities Authority
Mortgage Banker, InnoVative Capital
Construction Manager, MCG, Medical Construction Group, Inc.
Architects, JJCA, Johnson Johnson Crabtree Architects,PC
Program Manager, AHFD, American Health Facilities Development, LLC
Shoshone Medical Center is part of West Shoshone Hospital District #1 which is a tax-based hospital district in Shoshone County formed in 1952. The district is governed by a seven member board of trustees with district elections held every two years. Trustees serve six year terms.
In 2012, Shoshone Medical Center transitioned to NIAHO Certification (National Integrated Accreditation for Healthcare) by DNV and has been ISO-9001 compliant since 2016. Shoshone Medical Center has been consistently certified by Medicare and Medicaid.
District Owned Facilities
- Shoshone Medical Center: 25 Jacobs Gulch, Kellogg ID
- SMC Health & Wellness Center/Fitness Center: 858 Commerce Drive, Smelterville, ID
- SMC Community Outreach Center: 9 Country Club Drive, Pinehurst, ID
- Commercial Building, office space: 204 Oregon Street, Kellogg, ID
- Pinehurst Medical Clinics: 107 Church Street and 301 S. Division, Pinehurst ID
- Kellogg 4 plex: 25 Robinson Avenue
- Kellogg 3 plex: 239 E. Riverside
- Kellogg office space: 205 E. Cameron Avenue
Board of Trustees
Jerry Cobb, Chairman | Term expires May 2021
Rhonda Seagraves, Vice-Chair | Term expires May 2021
Nathan Wendt, Treasurer & Secretary | Term expires May 2025
Andy Helkey, Trustee | Term expires May 2021
Frank Smith, Trustee | Term expires May 2023
Susan Dahlberg, Trustee | Term expires May 2023
Rick Brooks, Trustee | Term expires May 2021
Paul Lewis, Chief Executive Officer
Jerry Brantz, Chief Financial Officer
Karen Mann, RN, Chief Nursing Officer