Physician Changes are Coming to Gem County, Valor Health

1202 E. Locust St., Emmett, Idaho 83617

(208) 365-3561 | valorhealth.org

Dear Community Member,

We would like to take this opportunity to inform you of changes at Valor Health, within our clinics, and in our community. As Emmett changes and grows, so do our healthcare needs. Valor Health and other local healthcare organizations are dedicated to increasing access to quality care for our residents. We are excited to announce that Gem County will be welcoming new family practice doctors, including both an independent physician and a physician who will be employed by Valor Health in 2018. Bringing providers into a rural community is very challenging and we are excited about the growth in access to care.

In addition to these changes, Tina McGuffey, MD, is transitioning from employment at Valor Health to working in the community as a partner and mentor to the new independent physician, Dr. Jonathan Barrus. This change will take effect within the next month. Dr. McGuffey has been a longstanding member of the Valor Health medical staff and this will not change. Patients can expect communication from Dr. McGuffey announcing more details of her change.

In late summer of 2018, Dr. Trent Giles will join Valor Health as an employed physician to serve our community’s expanding family practice and obstetric needs. We are thrilled to have Dr Giles and his family join our community and will share more details as his arrival gets closer. In the meantime, we will continue the work to attract more physicians to our beautiful valley.

If you have concerns or questions about your healthcare, please contact us. We are happy to assist you and are available by calling (208) 365-6311.

Sincerely,

Brad Turpen, FACHE                                                                          Tina McGuffey, MD

Interim CEO, Valor Health                                                                Family Practice Physician