In 1901, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Belvidere, Ill. agreed to establish a hospital in Lewiston, Idaho. On Feb. 8, 1902, St. Joseph Hospital opened in a seven-room frame house. Despite the rugged conditions and limited space, the community recognized the need for a larger hospital and banded together to build and open a 50-bed facility in 1903. 



Our Employees Are...

St. Joseph employees strive to provide phenomenal service. It's more than just a goal—it's a feeling. We realize that hospitals can be a scary place for some, but we will be there every step of the way. We have the information, the tools, and the people to make our patients better and help them get back to their normal life. St. Joseph continues its commitment to the people of our region and to our community. The same spirit that those pioneer sisters brought to Lewiston is alive today as we continue the sisters' philosophy and mission.

Our Providers Are...

Our physicians at St. Joseph are here to help you get the very best out of life. From the newest MRI technology to a full range of other treatments, procedures, and capabilities, the people at St. Joseph have more tools and more ways to make our patients better and to help them get back to living.

Today, you can find that same commitment and dedication at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. St. Joseph remains a leader in healthcare and is the largest full-service medical center between Boise and Spokane. St. Joseph strives to stay up-to-date with the newest technology to help our citizens enjoy healthy lives.

St. Joseph Regional Medical Center


Patient Family Advisory Council

The Patient Family Advisory Council serves as an advisory resource to hospital administration and staff to provide feedback on specific programs, promote improved relationships and act as a communication bridge between patients, families, and hospital staff. The Council provides a venue to ensure that the patient and family’s point of view and perspective are integrated into patient care and quality improvement initiatives. The Council’s input results in more efficient planning to ensure that hospital services really meet consumer needs and priorities.

To learn more about our Patient Family Advisory Council, visit our page:

Patient Family Advisory Council