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About Valor Health

About Valor Health - Image of the front of Valor Health Hospital.

Want to know more about Valor Health? We’re the healthcare leader in Gem County, Idaho. Located 35 miles northwest of Boise,  Valor Health is a county-owned, rural health system that services the city of Emmett and its surrounding areas. Located at 1202 E Locust Street, the Valor Health Campus includes a:

  • 16-bed critical access hospital, offering:
    • emergency services
    • full-service laboratory
    • surgery
    • imaging
    • infusion services
    • transitional care
    • cardio/respiratory services
  • family practice
  • urgent care
  • specialty medicine

As our growing area’s healthcare needs continue to change, we must evolve to meet the changing healthcare landscape while focusing on improving the wellness and health of all generations in our region, today and into the future.

We are proud and honored to have carried the Walter Knox name for decades. As we evolve, we’ve renamed our organization to reflect our commitment to our valued patients more accurately and make our community healthier and more robust.

We are Valor Health

“Valor” means strength, courage, and worth — words reflecting the fortitude of Emmett’s proud pioneer heritage and our renewed focus on patient needs, improving community health, and transforming healthcare delivery.

Valor Health is respected throughout the Northwest as a leader in healthcare for rural Idaho. We primarily serve the needs of Gem County, with facilities that serve both long-term care and surgical needs. There’s no need to head to Boise or Meridian for health care. Valor Health brings high-quality healthcare right in Emmett. 

Learn More

For more information about our hospital, please contact us at, by going to our contact page, or by phone at (208) 365-3561.

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We appreciate your feedback. If you have concerns or suggestions, please get in touch with our administration staff using our contact us form and let us know how we can serve you better. We genuinely care and appreciate your suggestions!