A Legacy of Caring
For example, in 1976 the hospital broke ground for a new building but was delayed due to the Teton Dam failing and flooding Madison County. Many employees lost their homes and camped in the basement of the hospital. This tragedy delayed the building significantly, but construction continued and was completed in 1978.
Madison Memorial Hospital was recognized as one of the top 100 small hospitals in the nation in 1994. Just two years later the hospital started another construction period, divided into two phases, expanded the emergency and physical therapy departments, new business offices, maternity center, and added a new parking area and canopied the entrance. All of which were fully completed by 1999.
In 2001 Ricks College became BYU-Idaho, which helped Madison County became one of the fastest growing areas in Idaho. A growing community requires healthcare to expand with it, so in 2005 Madison Memorial started a major construction project allowing them to continue to meet and exceed the medical needs of residents in the five counties they serve.
In July of 2008, Madison Memorial completed a $55 million dollar expansion that tacked on 76,000 square feet of new space and remodeled 85,000 square feet of space. The addition included new and improved facilities in the areas of Emergency Medicine, Radiology, Laboratory, Surgical Suites, and much more.
Several new services including cardiac rehab, pain management, short-stay therapy, oncology, and advanced surgical procedures were also added.
Madison Memorial has also made outstanding strides in neonatal care. In 2008, nearly 1600 newborn babies took their first breath in Madison Memorial Hospital—nearly 400 more deliveries than predictions for the year 2012. Madison Memorial met the need for a large maternity ward by expanding to make more room for mothers and newborns. The Hospital has been able to keep infants at an even earlier gestational age than before with the addition of two neonatologists, and the NICU opened its doors in the Fall of 2009.
What does the future hold? Well, let's just say things won't be slowing down. The Board of Trustees has set a vision to be a first-class, regional healthcare facility that instills pride in its community, medical staff, and employees – and they are well on their way to accomplishing this
Madison Memorial Timeline:
New Hospital building completed
MMH is recognized as one of the top 100 small hospitals in the nation
The Hospital is once again recognized by the Northwest Quality Hospital Award for its outstanding quality
MMH starts a major construction project to add 76,000 square feet and remodeled 85,000 square feet of space