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Saint Alphonsus Health System

Overview

Saint Alphonsus Health System is a four-hospital, regional, faith-based Catholic ministry with over 4,300 colleagues and 1,000+ medical staff who serve 700,000 people in two states. Saint Alphonsus Health System is anchored by the only Level II Trauma Center in the region, Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, providing the most experienced care to the most critically ill patients. Centers of Excellence include: Cardiovascular, Neuroscience, Oncology, Orthopedics, Trauma & Emergency and Women's & Children's.

Area Attractions

Boise, Idaho, known as the “City of Trees” is nestled in the Treasure Valley against majestic foothills and is part of the thriving Boise metropolitan area. The Boise metropolitan area (pop. 630,000), the largest metropolitan area in Idaho, has a national reputation for its sublime quality of life. Boise is Idaho's capital city, a commercial center in the Northwest region, and is an outdoor enthusiast's paradise as well as a flourishing scene for arts, entertainment and culture. Forbes Magazine recently ranked Boise as the 2nd best city to raise a family; particularly noting its low crime and high school quality, not to mention the chance to mix urban and outdoor lifestyles.

Some highlights of the Boise metro area and the Treasure Valley of southwestern Idaho and eastern Oregon include the following:

•Boise metro area ranked #2 in Forbes 2012 list of best cities for raising a family

•Boise metro area ranked #3 in CNN/Money 25 best places to retire

•Thriving cultural scene with a plethora of outdoor activities

•Medscape Medical News rated Idaho (and Boise) “best state (city) to practice medicine in West/Northwest”

When it comes to enjoyment, there are many ways to play in Boise and the surrounding area. Situated where the high desert meets the western edge of the Rocky Mountains, the Treasure Valley is the gateway to exceptional recreational opportunities including: world famous white-water rafting, Nordic and Alpine skiing, snowboarding, hunting, fishing, backpacking, hiking, biking, and camping.  Charming downtown areas delight residents with dining, theater, dance clubs and live music. Summer nights are spent taking in performances at the Idaho Shakespeare Festival or enjoying outdoor live concerts at the Idaho Center.  The city of Boise is also a regional hub for jazz and theater.

The Boise metropolitan area frequently receives national recognition for its quality of life and business climate.  Recent national rankings include:  Best places for business and careers as well as Most Secure Place to Live (500,000 or more residents).  Boise and the surrounding communities afford a quality of life second to none.  Offering good jobs, affordable housing, a safe, clean and vibrant downtown, and with its vision of becoming the Most Livable City in the Country, the Boise area is a great place to live, work, and raise a family. For more information on Boise, please visit www.boise.org.