Fact Sheet

Mission & Vision

Patient-Centered
Clinical Excellence
Community Wellness

Vital Statistics

FY 2016 FY 2015 FY 2014 FY 2013
Patient Days 4,961 5,261 5,224 6,040
Patient Admissions 1,851 1,847 1,887 2,116
Average Length of Stay in Days 2.62 2.77 2.76 2.84
Births 444 467 442 445
Surgical Services Department Visits 2,796 2,793 2,480 2,691
Emergency Department Visits 8,815 8,731 8,290 8,273

Note: This is the latest available data. The St. John’s Medical Center fiscal year begins July 1 and goes through June 30.

Historical Information

St. John’s Medical Center was established in 1916 as part of St. John’s Episcopal Church. Although the hospital no longer has a direct affiliation with the church, it has retained the original name. In 1976, St. John’s became the Teton County Hospital District, and does business as St. John’s Medical Center, with a publicly elected Board of Trustees. In the year 2000, St. John’s Hospital changed its name to St. John’s Medical Center to reflect a growing array of services and our regional customer base. In early 2005, a major renovation and expansion of the medical center was completed.

General Information

The current facility, which was built in 1991, now has 108 beds: 48 Acute Care/Primary Care Unit beds and 60 long-term care beds in the Living Center. In fiscal year 2015, St. John’s medical staff performed 2,793 surgeries and delivered 467 babies. The hospital had 1,847 admissions, with inpatient days totaling 5,261 and an average length stay of 2.77 days.

Hospital Services

St. John’s Medical Center employs an average of over 650 people. Nursing and technical specialties include: Medical/Surgical (PCU), Obstetrics, Intensive Care, Long Term Care (the “Living Center”), Skilled Nursing Care, Operating Room, Recovery Room, Outpatient Surgery, Emergency Room, Home Care & Hospice, Cancer Care & Infusion Services, Laboratory, Radiology, Respiratory Care, Rehabilitation, and Social Services.

St. John’s Medical Center also operates the following Physician Practices: Audiology & Hearing Aids; Cardiology; Cognitive Health; Ear, Nose, Throat & Allergy; Family Health & Urgent Care; General Surgery; Internal Medicine; and Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.

Hospital staff help provide the following services: anesthesia services, audiology, blood bank, community education, prenatal care, imaging services (including ultrasound, CT, and MRI), emergency care, home health care, intensive care, laboratory, long-term care, nuclear medicine, occupational therapy, outpatient surgery and services, physical therapy, respiratory care, speech therapy, and wellness programs.

Physician Services

St. John’s Medical Staff is comprised of more than 150 providers. Medical Staff services include the following: anesthesiology, bariatric surgery, cardiology, pediatric cardiology, telemedicine cardiology, cognitive health, dentistry, dermatology, emergency medicine, family practice, general practice, general surgery, hospitalists, internal medicine, joint replacement, neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, oncology/hematology, ophthalmology, oral surgery, orthopaedics, otolaryngology, pain management, pathology, pediatrics, perinatology, plastic and reconstructive surgery, psychiatry (including child and adolescent), psychology, pulmonology and sleep medicine, spine services, telemedicine (neurology, oncology, wound care), radiology, and urology.

The medical staff includes certified practitioners such as physician assistants, surgical assistants, surgical technicians, advance nurse practitioners, nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, social workers, family counselors, lactation specialists, and an audiologist.

Continuing Improvements

St. John’s regularly upgrades its facilities and equipment, to continue to offer high quality care to Teton County and the surrounding area. In 2004, St. John's completed a renovation and expansion project that provided 8 new acute care beds in the Primary Care Unit, additional chemotherapy treatment areas, Women’s Imaging Center, and significant expansion of the laboratory, outpatient surgery, and imaging services.

In the spring of 2005, expansion of Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Department was completed.

In 2015, St. John's completed construction of The Birth Center, with six new labor, delivery, and recovery rooms; the Oncology Pavilion with six infusion bays and two private exam/treatment rooms; and three new surgical suites featuring state-of-the-art integrated operating room technology and equipment.

Community Outreach

St. John’s Medical Center addresses community needs by offering a range of services as needed, such as classes in childbirth education, yoga, and joint replacement as well as support groups for cancer, diabetes, memory loss, new families, and grief. In addition, St. John’s sponsors an annual health fair to offer screenings and promote the latest in health and nutrition information. St. John's Wellness offers Worksite Wellness programs to over 1,200 employees in Teton County, the Words on Wellness speaker series, monthly Lunchtime Learning presentations, and more. St. John's provides free certified marketplace navigators to help community members sign up for health insurance.

Anti-Discrimination Policies

In accordance with federal regulations, it is the policy of SJMC to treat all persons seeking admission or medical treatment without regard to age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression. The same requirements for admission are applied to all, and persons are assigned within the facility without regard to age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression.

Individuals seeking to visit St. John's patients or residents may not be restricted, limited or denied based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability. It is St. John's responsibility to ensure that all visitors enjoy full and equal visitation privileges consistent with the patient’ preferences.

In the event a patient at St. John's is incapacitated to a degree that he or she is unable to select visitors and has not designated a Support Person to exercise visitation rights, the organization may consider the existence of a legal relationship (this may be a legal relationship recognized in another jurisdiction, even if not recognized in organization’s jurisdiction, including: parent:child, civil union, marriage, or domestic partnership) as proof to establish the appropriateness of a visitor or to designate a Support Person for the incapacitated patient.

St. John's Medical Center is an “Equal Opportunity Employer,” and does not discriminate based on race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, or veteran status.