About UsGet to Know Caribou Medical Center
Founded in 1923, Caribou Medical Center (CMH), is a 25 bed federally certified Critical Access Hospital that is owned by Caribou County. Located at 300 South 3rd West in Soda Springs, Idaho, CMH is governed by a board of volunteers appointed by the county. The hospital has not received any county tax support since 2009, is totally debt free and is profitable from operations. Services include an Emergency Department, with 24/7 physician coverage, full radiology and clinical laboratory services, outpatient services, including wound care, ICU/CCU and inpatient beds, including “swing beds.”
The history of Caribou Medical Center began in 1923, with the Caribou County Commissioners agreeing to build a “real” hospital in Soda Springs, to keep the famed Dr. Ellis Kackley from moving to Lava. That hospital, called Caribou County Hospital, was located adjacent to the court house. It was replaced in 1969 with 25 bed CMH, which includes a 30 bed nursing home.