St. Joseph Regional Medical Center (SJRMC) is a not-for-profit Catholic hospital and a member of the Ascension Health System. SJRMC is the largest full service medical center between Boise and Spokane and serves as a referral center for nine counties in Idaho, Washington and Oregon. Founded in 1902, SJRMC has met the challenges of rural health care and responded to the needs of the region for over 100 years. SJRMC has 145 acute care beds, 20 of which are designated for the treatment of adult mental health inpatients. SJRMC is a Level III Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center and a Level I Cardiac Facility through the State of Washington.
Lewiston is located at the confluence of the scenic Snake and Clearwater rivers, approximately 465 river miles from the Pacific Ocean. Lewiston is the most inland seaport on the West Coast. Through the Columbia-Snake waterway and three port districts, the community serves as an economic hub for the Inland Northwest and a window to the Pacific Rim.
Lewiston's elevation is 738 feet and provides ideal temperature conditions, hence the nickname "Banana Belt". The average year-round high in Lewiston is 63 degrees; the average minimum is 41 degrees.
The moderate, inviting climate is ideal to year-round recreational pursuits golfing, fishing, hunting, cycling—to name a few. The area has an extensive paved path along the rivers for walking, running and cycling, and Lewiston was named one of the top outdoor recreation cities in the United States by Outdoor Life.
Lewiston is located approximately 100 miles south of Spokane and 270 miles north of Boise. Both Portland and Seattle are about a six-hour drive away.