St. John's Fact Sheet

Vital Statistics

FY 2013 FY 2012 FY 2011
Patient Days 6,040 5,966 6,182
Patient Admissions 2,116 2,004 2,063
Average Length of Stay in Days 2.84 2.94 2.94
Births 445 432 470
Surgical Services Department Visits 2,691 2,578 2,506
Emergency Department Visits 8,273 7,848 7,895

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, has 108 beds. 48 Acute Care beds include 5 ICU, 3 Labor, Delivery, Recovery & Postpartum beds, and 40 Primary Care Unit beds. Our long-term care Living Center has 60 licensed beds. St. John’s Medical Staff performed over 2,578 surgeries and delivered 432 babies in FY 2012. The hospital had over 2,000 admissions this past year. Inpatient days totaled close to 6,000 and the average length of a patient’s stay was 2.9 days. Approximately 35,882 patient visits were accounted for by the St. John’s outpatient and emergency departments.

Personnel

St. John’s Medical Center employs an average of 500 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-based Care Services and Hospice, Oncology and Chemotherapy, Laboratory, Radiology, Respiratory Care, Rehabilitation & Social Services.

Hospital staff help provide the following services: anesthesia services, audiology, blood bank, clinical psychology, community education, prenatal care, imaging services (including ultrasound, CT and MRI), emergency care, health promotion, 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.

Medical Staff

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

The Allied Health Professional 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 early 2004, we 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, we completed an expansion of our Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Department. New services include digital mammography.

In August 2010, voters approved Specific Purpose Excise Tax (SPET) funding for a major facilities expansion and modernization plan to the areas of Oncology, Surgical Services, and Obstetrics.

Community Programs

St. John’s Medical Center addresses community needs by offering classes in areas such as childbirth preparation and resuscitation, weight control and support groups for cancer, caregivers, and grief. In addition, St. John’s sponsors an annual Health Fair to offer screenings and promote the latest in health and nutrition information to the community. A new Community Health Information Center provides educational materials to the community, patients and staff.