More than 100 years ago, the Seventh-day Adventist church established a sanitarium dedicated to providing healthcare for our community. As time passed, however, we realized that the original facility and location had limitations that would inhibit our ability to grow.
To respond to this need, in 1990 we opened a new hospital in Louisville, where our beautiful facility now sits on a hill with magnificent views of the Rockies. The community response has been overwhelming, and because of the remarkable growth we've experienced, we have expanded our hospital and we have nearly doubled our size.
This expansion has increased our capacity, reduced waiting times for several of our critical services and allowed us to add some important new capabilities and technologies.
Today, Avista Adventist Hospital is a full service acute care hospital with a medical staff of more than 500 physicians. In addition to providing first-rate critical care services (emergency, trauma and intensive care), Avista is the home of the area's leading birthing services.