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News Articles List
West Valley Medical Center will host "Crush the Crisis", an opioid take back event, on Saturday, September 7.
West Valley Medical Center is now a designated Level III Stroke Center in the state of Idaho.
West Valley Medical Center recently awarded its annual Allied Healthcare Scholarship to five local students. These funds are earmarked for their...
Safety tips to help you stay out of the ER this season
West Valley is proud to partner with Cascade Raft & Kayak Co., the Caldwell YMCA, Caldwell Police, Canyon County Paramedics, Best Bath and many...
Patients recovering from surgery are benefiting from an innovative technology at West Valley Medical Center in Caldwell, Idaho.
West Valley Medical Center is proud to donate an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) package to the city of Caldwell's Municipal Pool.
Modern Healthcare named West Valley Medical Center one of the 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare for a sixth time.
West Valley Medical Center has received its tenth consecutive 'A' grade in the biannual Hospital Safety Grades published by The Leapfrog Group...
West Valley in the Top 10% in the Nation for Patient Safety
West Valley Medical Center's Emergency Department Medical Director Dr. Justin Sempsrott recently visited with local and even national media to...
Dr. George Nicola, board-certified orthopedic surgeon and knee specialist, will share his vast experience in stem cell therapy, separating fact...
West Valley Medical Center and the Caldwell Family YMCA are proud to present the 13th Annual West Valley 5K/10K on Saturday, April 27, at West...
West Valley Medical Center is proud to provide a rare opportunity for local high school students and the community to experience surgical robotics...
Representatives from the Canyon County Farm Bureau presented proud parents, Filiberto and Claudia Arcos, with a gift basket of baby items in ...
For a sixth consecutive year, West Valley has been named one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals by IBM Watson Health. The study spotlights the...
On February 27, 2019, Larry Borchardt set out for a routine day as a school bus driver. Like any ordinary day, Larry worked his route transporting...
West Valley Medical Center is providing free meals to federal workers who work in the Treasure Valley community and are affected by the government...
West Valley is pleased to announce the appointment of Roger Winslow to the position of chief operating officer. Winslow comes to Caldwell from...
West Valley Medical Center is honored to be the recipient of its fifth consecutive Healthgrades five-star designation for total knee replacement...
For a third time, West Valley Medical Center has been named to the "100 Great Community Hospitals" list from Becker's Hospital Review.
West Valley Medical Center recently awarded its annual Allied Healthcare Scholarship to four local students. These funds are earmarked for their...
The competitive robotics class from Caldwell High will visit West Valley Medical Center on May 8 to plan and perform a simulated spine surgery...
The Haggerty family received a gift basket from the West Valley Volunteer Auxiliary in celebration of their new baby, Isabella, who was born ...
Thanks to the Idaho Business Review for posting our unique fundraising effort in their "Good Works" section!
West Valley Medical Center has received its seventh consecutive "A" grade in the biannual Hospital Safety Grades published by The Leapfrog Group...
Dr. J'Cinda Bitters provided valuable information about melanoma for this touching feature story in the Idaho Press-Tribune.
Thanks to the Idaho Press-Tribune for their coverage of our fourth consecutive five-star designation from Healthgrades for total knee replacements!
West Valley Medical Center is honored to be the recipient of its fourth consecutive Healthgrades five-star designation for total knee replacement...
Coverage of our annual Allied Healthcare scholarship awards from the Idaho Press-Tribune.
We're so honored to have our WVMC hurricane relief volunteers recognized in IPT's 2C Spotlight this week!
Great coverage of our new NICU from the Idaho Press-Tribune!
West Valley Medical Center has been named among the Best Places to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare for a fourth time.
Recognition in the Idaho Press-Tribune for our fourth Best Places to Work award from Modern Healthcare!
Local medical professionals and community leaders gathered at West Valley Medical Center Thursday for the grand opening of the hospital's neonatal...
Thanks to MIX 105.9 FM for their coverage of our NICU grand opening!
Thank you to KTVB Channel 7 for coming out to Caldwell for our NICU grand opening!
A wonderful tribute to our local paramedics and our ICU and ER teams from a patient!
Thank you to our friends at the Idaho Press-Tribune for this great feature on our hurricane relief volunteers!
Coverage of Baby Ali's auspicious eclipse birth in the Idaho Statesman.
West Valley Medical Center recently awarded its annual Allied Healthcare Scholarship to four local students.
Registered nurses from West Valley Medical Center will deploy to Florida in the coming days to contribute to the recovery efforts following the...
Coverage in the weekly Idaho Business Review on our staff members helping their colleagues in Texas.
Our hometown paper, the Caldwell Perspective, welcomes new West Valley Chief Nursing Officer Tracee Hendershott!
Four members of the West Valley Medical Center staff will deploy to Texas in the coming days to contribute to the recovery efforts following ...
Thanks to KBOI Channel 2 for this beautiful story on our "eclipse baby:" little Ali!
A great story on our very own Baby Ali from KIVI Channel 6!
Baby Ali's amazing birth story on KTVB Channel 7.
Great coverage of the Power of Pink Night at the Caldwell Night Rodeo from our friends at the Idaho Press-Tribune.
A great feature on our health and wellness partnership with the City of Caldwell, featuring community educator Katie Dallas!
Photos from the annual Power of Pink Walk for breast cancer awareness, sponsored by West Valley Medical Center.
A special thank you to our ICU team in the Idaho Press-Tribune from a member of our community.
Thanks to the Idaho Business Review for the great write-up on our newest administrator - Tracee Hendershott, CNO.
Thanks to the Caldwell Perspective for featuring our annual golf tournament benefiting CFEO!
The Caldwell Perspective featured our 'A' grade in the biannual safety review The Leapfrog Group in their May edition!
West Valley Medical Center CEO Betsy Hunsicker is pleased to announce the appointment of Tracee Hendershott, of Denver, Colo., to the position...
Proud to once again partner with the Caldwell Foundation for Education Opportunity to award our West Valley scholarship!
Thanks to KIVI Channel 6 for their coverage of one of our favorite events of the year: the annual United Way book drive!
Thanks to the Idaho Statesman for featuring our grade 'A' in patient safety for spring 2017 from The Leapfrog Group!
West Valley Medical Center has received its sixth consecutive “A” grade in the biannual Hospital Safety Score published by The Leapfrog Group...
Thanks to Larry at KTVB Channel 7 for highlighting our upcoming 5K/10K race benefiting the Caldwell Family YMCA!
West Valley is proud to be the recipeint of a 2017 Healthgrades award for excellence in patient safety!
Great story on the Indian Creek Plaza project in downtown Caldwell, of which West Valley Medical Center has been a consistent champion.
West Valley Medical Center received the 2017 Patient Safety Excellence Award according to Healthgrades.
Join us April 22 for our favorite event: the West Valley 5K/10K, benefiting the Caldwell Family YMCA!
West Valley is proud to be the recipient of Truven Health Analytics' 100 Top Hospitals designation for a fourth year in a row!
Short piece in the Idaho Statesman's Business Insider about our 100 Top Hospitals recognition from Truven Health Analytics - fourth year in a...
The Idaho Press-Tribune yearly history magazine, Cavalcade, features a great story on West Valley through the ages.
KTVB Channel 7 reports on the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce's letter to the Idaho legislature regarding the transportation issues in Canyon County...
The Idaho Statesman provides a look pediatric healthcare in the Treasure Valley, including West Valley's plans for adolescent behavioral health...
Great piece from Idaho Education News about improving local education, featuring West Valley CEO Betsy Hunsicker.
West Valley Medical Center is proud to be named the 2016 Business of the Year by the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce.
Coverage of West Valley's new ECT program at the Idaho Surgery Center.
For a fourth consecutive year, West Valley Medical Center has been named one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health...
Great story in the Idaho Press-Tribune about West Valley's plans for a NICU in 2017.
A great column in this month's Caldwell Perspective from spine specialist Sara Wilson, NP.
Check out this great human interest story on breast cancer survivor Pamela Hayne and the Power of Pink program.
Thanks to Audrey Dutton of the IdahoStatesman for this eye-opening piece on electroconvulsive therapy and its benefits to local patients.
When a snowstorm kept Caldwell kids out of school, West Valley opened its doors to families in need. Read more in the Idaho Press-Tribune.
Big thanks to our friends at the Idaho Press-Tribune for the front-page feature story and video on our new state-of-the-art MRI!
We are so touched by this "Cheers" sent into the Idaho Press Tribune by the family of Shirley Pennell.
Great article from West Valley-affiliated orthopedic surgeon John Q. Smith, MD, on staying safe during ski season.
Thanks to the Caldwell Perspective for this great feature on West Valley CNO Jen Wagenaar's recent mission trip to Zimbabwe.
Great article in the Caldwell Perspective on West Valley's recent honors from The Leapfrog Group for patient safety.
Coverage of the ribbon cutting and grand opening of our new state-of-the-art MRI suite, the first of its kind in Idaho.
West Valley's recent awards from Healthgrades and The Leapfrog Group were featured in this month's edition of the Business Insider from the Idaho...
A great interview with West Valley CEO Betsy Hunsicker in this week's Idaho Business Review!
Thanks to our friends at the Idaho Press-Tribune for the great coverage of our new state-of-the-art MRI suite at West Valley!
West Valley's new $2 million MRI suite was featured in the Idaho Press-Tribune's weekly business round-up.
With Friday's ribbon cutting and grand opening, West Valley Medical Center took another step toward improving the patient experience in all ...
West Valley Medical Center has received several honors from Healthgrades, an online health care resource.
West Valley Medical Center has received its fifth consecutive "A" grade in the biannual Hospital Safety Score published by The Leapfrog Group...
Great photo of a visiting group of Tibetan monks offering prayers for West Valley patients and staff in the November Caldwell Perspective.
Congratulations to our surgery and orthopedics and spine teams for being named in the top 10 percent in the nation by Healthgrades!
Thanks to the Caldwell Perspective for the great advance of the annual Canyon County Festival of Trees, benefiting Caldwell and Nampa Meals on...
West Valley Medical Center is honored to be the recipient of a Healthgrades’ Joint Replacement Excellence Award for 2017.
Our own Jennifer Opsut, chief operating officer, is featured in the Idaho Business Review discussing local trends in hospital construction.
Great article from our own Dr. Donald Stritzke on the importance of talking to your doctor about prostate cancer screening.