Pocatello, Idaho

Portneuf Medical Center

     Portneuf Medical Center is a regional Level II trauma center with state-of-the-art cardiology and neurosurgery programs. We earned a five-star ranking in three cardiology and cardiac surgery programs. The Portneuf Cancer Center provides radiation and medical oncology services and has received commendations for clinical trial accrual, cancer registrar education, nursing care and data submission. Portneuf was designated a Blue Center of Distinction by Blue Cross for knee and hip replacement and spine surgery. Our Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center is ranked in the top 15% nationally for five consecutive years. Our urology program is nationally recognized and we have a Level II neonatal intensive care unit.

     More importantly, however, we are concerned about what happens beyond our doors and how we can partner with our community. The Pocatello Sports Medicine Institute cares for our local athletes both on and off the field; Portneuf Quality Alliance, an innovative health care team, works with employers to manage and control the costs of healthcare; and our partner, Portneuf Health Trust, was visionary in establishing the Portneuf Wellness Complex. Together, Portneuf Health Partners continue to find new and meaningful ways to extend our reach and improve the health and quality of life for all those in our community.

     Portneuf Medical Center is an acute care facility that has served the health care needs of Eastern Idaho since 1907 and employs over 1,100 people. 

     Portneuf Medical Center is accredited by The Joint Commission and licensed by the State Department of Health and Welfare. Our services include:

» Bariatrics

» Behavioral Health – Inpatient

» Cardiac Services

» Emergency Services (24/7)

» Endoscopy

» Interventional Radiology – Bi-plane Imaging

» Medical Imaging 

» Medical/Surgical

» Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

» Neurosciences/Neurosurgery

» Nuclear Medicine

» Oncology – Medical, Radiation, Chemotherapy, and Infusion Therapy

» Orthopedics

» Pain Management

» Pulmonology/Sleep Lab


» Whole campus is approximately 403,000 sq. ft.

» 187 beds » 20 ICU/CVICU beds

“Green” Attributes

» L.E.E.D. certified: verifies energy savings, water efficiency, and improved indoor environmental quality 

» Low emissions / Recycled materials / Low reflectivity roof 

Patient Rooms

» All private, 337 sq. ft., patient rooms with incredible views

» Room service dining

» Full size pediatric rooms


» Conference/education center

» Air Rescue services

» Full perimeter snow/ice melt system around hospital .

Emergency Department/Trauma

» 22 rooms in Emergency Department to reduce wait time and increase patient privacy and comfort

» All major services are close to Emergency Department for faster care and better patient flow

» CT scanner conveniently located in Emergency Department to improve critical medical needs

» Level II Trauma Center status


» 15 operating rooms

» Hybrid OR

» DaVinci robotics technology

Cardiac Services

» Cardiovascular surgery

» Cardiac catheterization

» EP lab



» 2 cesarean suite operating rooms located adjacent to L&D/NICU

» Recovery room

» 16 bassinet NICU 

» Parent sleep room allows parents to comfortably stay the night without leaving their baby.

Labor/Delivery Rooms

» 8 L&D rooms, sizing in at 422 sq. ft. per room

» Specially designed L&D rooms, each with jetted tub

» Dual set-up for multiple deliveries

» Each room offers a warm upscale hotel experience

Pocatello, Idaho

Pocatello, Idaho

Experience Living In Pocatello, Idaho

Pocatello, Idaho


Founded in 1889, Pocatello has been recognized by Forbes.com as a “Best Small Place for Business” five years in a row, as well as ranked one of the “Top Ten Small Places to Move and Raise a Family” according the Primary Relocation and World ERC.

For nearly a century, Pocatello has been the home of Idaho State University (ISU) providing both rich educational and cultural opportunities for the entire region.

It is also a bedroom community for many employees associated with the nearby Idaho National Laboratory (INL); one of eleven U.S. Department of Energy facilities nationwide, as well as home to many other small high-technology companies.

Area Activities and Cultural Resources


Our community offers a wide variety of theater, dance, opera, jazz, and a vast selection of musical concerts; The city has 32 parks, a Museum of Natural History, the Fort Hall Replica, golf courses, swimming complex, bike and hiking trails, rock climbing, skate park, Pebble Creek Ski Resort, Zoo Idaho, the Portneuf Wellness Complex, and the Stephens Performing Art Center among other family friendly recreational activities and cultural sites. More adventure can be discovered within a short driving distance of Pocatello in Sun Valley, Salt Lake City, Yellowstone National Park, and Jackson Hole.

Southeast Idaho – Online Guide Books  https://visitidaho.org/content/uploads/2018/01/IdahoTravelGuide-Reg5-Southeast.pdf

Southeast Idaho – Hunting and Fishing Info www.idfg.idaho.gov

Southeast Idaho – Hiking and Biking https://idahohighcountry.org/cat/mountain-biking/

Southeast Idaho – Skiing Info www.idahowinter.org

Pebble Creek – Located just 20 minutes south of Pocatello, in the Caribou National Forest. Pebble Creek has 1,100 skiable acres, 54 runs, and an abundance of annual snowfall, challenging both extreme skiers and beginners alike.

Climate Information


Pocatello has a desirable four-season climate where clear, sunny, and dry is the norm. Less than 15 inches of precipitation falls annually. 

Summers are dry and warm with the average temperature at 92.4°. The average daily temperature during the winter months is 35.4°.

Cost Of Living


Conservative new builds average approximately $180,000 – $220.000.