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About Us


Who We Are

Founded in 1918, North Canyon Medical Center is a small, rural medical center located in Gooding, Idaho. The people we serve are our families, friends and neighbors.  We want to ensure that our patients stay close to home without sacrificing the quality of medical care.  

North Canyon Medical Center embraces patient-first values in serving our neighbors in the Magic Valley.  Powered by excellence, we are a growing medical organization that serves our communities with the utmost professionalism and commitment to patient comfort. We aspire to be your first choice for healthcare through an expanded network of the highest quality medical services.

North Canyon Medical Center (NCMC) recently received a five-star rating in Overall Hospital Quality from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NCMC was one of only five Idaho hospitals to receive the highest possible rating and the only hospital in the Magic Valley to receive five-stars.


BACKGROUND on Proposed changes

For nearly a decade, North Canyon Medical Center (NCMC) has successfully operated what was formerly known as the Gooding County Memorial Hospital.  NCMC and the Gooding County Hospital District’s vision for quality care has resulted in new facilities, expanded services and financial stability. 

A new hospital was opened in 2010 and the Medical Plaza opened less than a year ago.  With new, state-of-the-art facilities, NCMC has been able to offer a full suite of services, implement innovative surgical procedures, and continue to attract and retain high-quality medical professionals. NCMC also actively collaborates with world-class healthcare organizations, including the Mayo Clinic and the University of Utah.  With its continued success and growth, NCMC is in a position to operate without tax dollars, creating the opportunity for the hospital to function as a stand-alone, non-profit organization.

As this process moves forward, NCMC has decided to forego the use of taxpayer dollars and filed a L-2 Budget Request in September 2017, effectively eliminating tax revenue from the hospital’s operating budget.  Pursuant to this filing, NCMC will not receive future tax dollars from Gooding County residents.  NCMC and the Hospital District would like to make this change permanent by dissolving the Hospital District.

Dissolving the Hospital District will ultimately require the community’s support and the approval of the Gooding County Board of Commissioners.  Negotiations are in the earliest stages, and if successful, dissolution of the Hospital District will allow NCMC to continue to provide excellent healthcare to the people of Gooding County and expand care to the surrounding communities.

As NCMC moves forward with the dissolution and proposed growth, minimum impact is anticipated for patients and staff. NCMC will continue to keep staff and the public informed as these efforts continue. 

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