Surgical suite to be built in Arco

 By: Staff Writer

ARCO, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) – Bingham Memorial Hospital (BMH) of Blackfoot and Lost Rivers Medical Center (LRMC) in Arco have announced a partnership. The two hospitals are building a new surgical suite at LRMC in Arco to provide surgical services to rural Butte County and Custer County.
“Today’s announcement is an exciting step in the continuation of our journey to provide advanced health care services to the communities that we serve,” said LRMC Chief Executive Officer Brad Huerta.  “We greatly value our collaboration with BMH and look forward to expanding access to high-quality, affordable care to the Lost Rivers Valley and beyond.”
The new suite will provide general, orthopedic, and gastrointestinal surgeries.
A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 26 at Lost Rivers Medical Center. The hospitals plan to have the new facility operational by summer of 2018.