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Important Visitor Update


The Beat - Week 47

Quote of the Day

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” - - William Arthur Ward

Fun Facts

An estimated 50 million pumpkin pies are eaten on Thanksgiving. But according to The American Pie Council, more Americans prefer apple pie overall — pumpkin only comes in second place.

Find more Thanksgiving Day fun facts here. 

Photo of The Week

Pharmacy taking a tour of Idaho Falls Community Hospital. 

(Have a fun photo you would like to share in The Beat? Submit it here or email

Department Highlight

Altenburg Joint Replacement Surgery

We would like to welcome Altenburg Joint Replacement Surgery to the Mountain View family. Specializing in total hip replacements, total knee replacements, partial knee replacement, and difficult knee and hip revisions.

Aaron Altenburg, M.D.
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (September 2010)
Medical School: University of Iowa
Fellowship Mayo Clinic

After growing up in Southern Oregon and spending most of his training in the Midwest, Dr. Altenburg loves being back to the northwest to practice medicine. Though his training could have mandated of him to work in a big academic training center, he chose to bring his skills and his passion for orthopedic care to a smaller city with a sense of community. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and skiing and spending time with his family.

Message From Administration

Come Sign the Beams

Mountain View Hospital has enjoyed many successful moments during the short 15 years it has been open to the public.  Idaho Falls Community Hospital is another successful moment for us.  This hospital would not be happening if it weren’t for the hard work given by all of you.  We want you to be part of Idaho Falls Community Hospital!  We are going to ask you to come out and sign a steel beam that will be installed in the building next week.  These will be the final 2 beams placed in the construction of Idaho Falls Community Hospital.


We will have 2 beams available to sign.  They will be located just outside the loading dock by the entrance to the construction site.  They will be available for signatures from noon on Tuesday the 27th until we lift the beams up to the top of the building at 2pm on the 29th.    You will not need to have a hard hat or safety vest to access these beams to sign them.  Please do watch for traffic though!  (Our ER won’t be open for a while!)


I am excited to have you be a permanent part of this new part of history in healthcare in Idaho Falls.


Thank you for all you do!

Casey Jackman

Construction Update

Construction will begin on the main entrance of Mountain View Hospital starting Decemeber 3rd, permanently closing it until the completion of the new hospital. The new entrance will provide a larger roundabout and covered walkway from the parking garage. We have included some architectural renderings below to show exactly what it will look like when completed. We know this will cause some hurdles for our patients and appreciate your continued commitment to patient care. We are honored with such an amazing team that puts us at the forefront of healthcare in Southeast Idaho.  

On the map below you can see that the temporary entrance will be located just to the east of the main entrance by Physical Therapy and Imaging. Starting October 25th, patients will be able to park in our new parking garage. As more information is available we will continue to update this page. 

Architectural Rendering

Recent Office Moves

Please see the interactive Google map below for a complete listing of Idaho Falls locations. 
Click on the  icon to view a list of locations.
Click on the  icon to view the map in full screen. 

News From HR

Employee EAP Newsletter 

Balanced Living Newsletter 

Blood Drive

December 10th, 2018

12:00 PM - 05:30 PM

Hampton Inn

2500 Channing Way
Idaho Falls, ID 83404

News From Community Care

News From The Warehouse

Just a friendly reminder that the hours of operation for the Warehouse are 6:30am – 3:00pm.

The warehouse will be closed on Thanksgiving day, Friday, November 23rd, Christmas day and New Year’s day.  In case of an emergency, please call Julie McMurtrey on 208-569-8964.

Contact information:

Tay Misseldine (purchasing): 208-529-4195

Receiving dock: 208-529-4419

Julie McMurtrey (supervisor): 208-529-4165

Chad Nield (assisting outside clinics): 208-681-2030



Mountain View Hospital

5370 Herend Drive

Idaho Falls, ID 83402

News From Volunteers

News From Education

The Education Department will be closed November 22 & 23 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. 

News From Pharmacy

News from the Teton Grill and Mountain View Hospital Café

For the convenience of our hospital staff and patient families and visitors, the café will be open from 7:00 am to 2:00pm on Saturdays when surgeries are scheduled.  We will be offering everything on our grill menu and all of our grab and go snacks and beverages.  Tentatively we are scheduled to be opened on October 20th, November 3rd, 10th & 17th, and December 1st, 15th and 29th.  This schedule is subject changed based on the surgery schedule.

New in the café:  Apple Beer – Regular and 5 calorie options offer a delicious crisp fall favor. Available in the café cooler for $1.25/bottle.

News From IT

News From Infection Control

News About PolicyStat

The Mountain View Hospital Policy Manual is available electronically through the intranet home page. Each policy has been developed to ensure that MVH performs to the highest standards of service and healthcare, therefore it is essential that these guidelines are communicated throughout the organization. MVH employees will be assigned policies through the PolicyStat program where they will be required to read and acknowledge understanding of each allocated policy and its progressive updates.

To locate what policies are assigned to you:
1. Log into the "PolicyStat (Policy & Procedures Manual)" on the MVH intranet home page.
(An email notification will be sent from the program once the assignment has been made, you can follow that link.)

2. Refer to the "Home" tab and scroll down to the "Policies Awaiting Acknowledgment" section.

3. Click on the header to access your assigned policy documents.  Open each policy*, read through it and click the blue button on the bottom  I have read and understood this policy.

*If there are questions regarding information contained in any policy, please direct them first to your manager, then to the policy’s owner.