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Idaho Falls in Bonneville County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

The Idaho Falls LDS Hospital and School of Nursing

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, June 20, 2013
1. The Idaho Falls LDS Hospital and School of Nursing Marker
Inscription. The idea of the hospital was conceived by Heber C. Austin with construction commencing in 1919, though the completion of the building was delayed because of a depressed economy. On 22 October 1923, the hospital was dedicated by President Heber J. Grant of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The school of nursing was essential in the operation of the hospital, the third floor being residence for the student nurses, until it became necessary to erect “The Nurse’s Home.”

The Hospital is remembered for compassionate service to all the people of the Upper Snake River Valley, regardless of race and religion. The Church divested its ownership 1st of April 1975, though under names of Idaho Falls and Riverview, the hospital continued serving the community until December 1986.

The building was located northeast of this monument. The monument resembles the original structure, and bricks therefrom were used in building it.
 
Erected 1990 by Eagle Rock Chapter, Sons of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 30.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 43° 29.855′ N, 112° 2.506′ W. Marker is in Idaho Falls
The Idaho Falls LDS Hospital and School of Nursing Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 20, 2013
2. The Idaho Falls LDS Hospital and School of Nursing Marker (wide view)
, Idaho, in Bonneville County. Marker is at the intersection of Riverside Drive and Memorial Drive, on the right when traveling south on Riverside Drive. Touch for map. Marker is located northwest of the traffic roundabout, in the park overlooking the Snake River, along the Idaho Falls Greenbelt Trail. Marker is in this post office area: Idaho Falls ID 83402, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eagle Rock Meeting House (within shouting distance of this marker); Upper Snake River Valley Irrigation (within shouting distance of this marker); Snake River Bridge (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Eagle Rock Ferry (approx. 0.4 miles away); Taylor's Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Metal tablet mounted on large masonry marker, with pictorial tableaus of the subject hospital also mounted on the marker. The monument commemorates the original Latter-Day Saints Hospital, erected northeast of this site in Oct. 1923; and the Nursing School built in 1942. The monument's shape resembles the original hospital's structure and bricks from that building were incorporated into the monument. Jack Summers did the bricklaying work; Elaine Lingren did the engraved granite "paintings."
 
Also see . . .  History of the Hospitals of Idaho Falls.
The Idaho Falls LDS Hospital
The Idaho Falls LDS Hospital and School of Nursing Marker (<i>picture detail</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 20, 2013
3. The Idaho Falls LDS Hospital and School of Nursing Marker (picture detail)
opened in October 1923. The nursing students lived on the third floor of the hospital and patients occupied the first and fourth floors. In 1924, the second floor of the hospital opened for patients. By the late 1960s, the Idaho Falls LDS hospital had grown to 172 acute care beds... (Submitted on November 9, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The Idaho Falls LDS Hospital and School of Nursing Marker (<i>picture detail</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 20, 2013
4. The Idaho Falls LDS Hospital and School of Nursing Marker (picture detail)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 9, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 9, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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