Originally named Cassia Memorial Hospital, the facility in Burley, Idaho was constructed and owned by Cassia County. In 1960, the hospital opened under a management contract with the Latter-day Saints Hospitals of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
When the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints decided to give its hospitals to the communities they served, Cassia Memorial was one of the original 15 hospitals transferred to Intermountain Healthcare in 1975. Intermountain operated the hospital under a lease and management agreement with the county.
Cassia Memorial Hospital is an example of the efforts Intermountain makes to reinvest its operating margin in the community. The hospital was remodeled and expanded from 1975 to 1979 and in 1982, 1985 and 1988.
In June 1995, community leaders joined Intermountain representatives in opening Cassia Regional Medical Center to replace Cassia Memorial Hospital. The hospital was built at Intermountain's expense without taxpayer dollars.
Quick CRMC Facts
- 1960 Cassia Memorial Hospital, owned by Cassia County, opens under a management contract with LDS Church
- 1975 Hospital joins the Intermountain Healthcare System
- 1975-79 Intermountain expands hospital
- 1982 Intermountain remodels and expands the hospital
- 1985, 1988 Intermountain further remodels
- 1995 Intermountain opens the new Cassia Regional Medical Center