Emmett Medical Center Joins Valor Health Partnership expands healthcare services, improves patient care for Gem County residents. Emmett, ID (September 9, 2015) – Emmett Medical Center (EMC) announced today that it has officially joined Valor Health; adding its medical staff, facility and numerous family-focused specialties to the evolving services available at the healthcare provider. Gem County Commissioners officially approved the transaction on September 9. Along with EMC staff, Dr. Thomson, Dr. Vetter and David Shuey, PA-C, are now employees of Valor Health, and will continue to see patients at the existing facility. “Valor Health and Emmett Medical Center have been working together for some time to explore how we can improve and increase the healthcare resources and services our community needs,” said Wade Johnson, Valor Health CEO. “It was immediately apparent that a closer relationship between both organizations would strengthen our ability to achieve these mutual goals. This partnership also improves our ability to recruit and retain highly qualified physicians and successfully adapt to ongoing changes throughout healthcare.” Recognized throughout the community as a complete family care clinic, Emmett Medical Center specializes in obstetrics, pediatrics, adult medicine, geriatrics, women’s health, & immunizations. These specialties will continue to be available to current and future patients as EMC becomes part of Valor Health. “While we are now part of a larger organization, patients will continue to receive the level of personal care they expect from physicians they know and trust,” said Lisa Foruria, Emmett Medical Center Administrator. “This is an exciting step forward for both of our organizations as we combine resources, expertise and a shared passion to transform how healthcare is delivered in the community we proudly call home.” Emmett Medical Center patients have been notified of the change via letter and can also call (208) 365-6004 with any questions. While the majority of staff is joining the new organization, Dr. Petrie plans to open an individual practice in Emmett and will continue to care for her hospital patients at Valor Health. Additional details about Valor Health, and its services, can be found at www.valorhealth.org or by calling (208) 365-3561.