Years ago, Oklahoma native, Gail D. relocated to Pocatello for a position at Idaho State University, where she was actually tasked with outfitting the walls of Portneuf Medical Center with artwork as a department chair at the school. She fell in love with the people, scenery and atmosphere; and quite literally, at the heart of it all – located in the center of the town – is her beloved Portneuf Medical Center.
In 1985, the world witnessed the first ever robot-assisted surgical procedure. Today, robotic assisted surgery is the gold standard for excellent surgical care.
Portneuf Medical Center offers Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted and DaVinci Xi and Si robotic technology. With a team of highly skilled surgeons, we offer a higher level of surgical care.
There are reasons why robotics have emerged as the standard in surgical care:
At Portneuf, we start preparing for your surgery well before the actual day. Our highly skilled team of physicians, nurses and surgical technologists are committed to you every step of the way.
The Day Before Surgery
We are here to help you prepare for surgery. Often you receive a large amount of information; this article is here to help you get confirmation and help answer additional questions.
Nurses are the heart of health care; they are angels by profession. And if there is one thing these healthcare angels show us, it is that a career is not simply a profession, but a way of life. I know that many of our nurses go above and beyond every day, but on this particular day and in this story, our own Craig Lathan, RN stopped and saved a life, it was the life of a teacher, a mother, a grandmother and a community member. The setting was not in a hospital room with a crash cart and assistance, but rather on the Interstate with only his training.
Cassia M., 39, tweaked her back while stepping out of the car. Four days later, the pain in her back was significant enough to bring her to the emergency room. The physicians at Portneuf Medical Center’s (PMC) emergency department, following a full diagnostic workup, informed her that she needed immediate surgery.
Many of the stressors we face day to day can trigger a fight-or-flight response. Prolonged exposure to this stress without relaxation can result in shorter sleep duration and poorer quality sleep.
When you experience stress, your body undergoes a hormonal response in the form of releasing cortisol and other stress hormones. This hormonal cascade creates a burst of energy that allows you to fight or flee from a real or perceived danger.
Pocatello, ID – Today, Portneuf Medical Center (PMC) began administering COVID-19 vaccinations to front line team members. PMC expects to administer over 450 vaccinations from this first shipment. “This is a historic moment for our organization, for our team members and for the community,” said Jordan Herget, CEO of Portneuf Medical Center.
To Our Team and Our Community, As we gather with our friends and family during this holiday season, I am humbled and filled with immense gratitude. On behalf of the Portneuf Medical Center team, thank you! The pandemic has changed our world.
All caregivers have patients they will never forget. It comes with the territory – caring for people during their most challenging times in life. Extending compassion creates a connection.
For Portneuf Medical Center nurse, Wendy Allbright, RN, the patient she will never forget arrived in labor and delivery just over two years ago.