Valley Hospital opened its doors in 1969. It began as the culmination of efforts by 14 local physicians who saw a need for a hospital located outside Spokane’s urban core. The 95-bed hospital was first in the area to have 24-hour physician care in the emergency department.
The hospital has expanded its services over the years to meet the growing needs of the community and the region. A 28-bed addition was completed in 1971. An outpatient surgery program was created in 1975. A three-story, 71,000 square foot addition was completed in the mid-'80s.
A 53,000-square-foot addition was added in 2002, expanding the hospital by 40 percent. The additional space houses a new MRI in the radiology department, new surgical suites, an expanded and upgraded outpatient area and emergency department as well as a new Education Center with the latest in audiovisual technology. Today, Valley Hospital is one of the most modern healthcare facilities in the region.