Southern Inyo Healthcare District is comprised of Southern Inyo Hospital and the Rural Health Clinic at Southern Inyo Hospital. Southern Inyo Hospital is considered a critical access hospital. Located in the shadow of Mt. Whitney, home of the famous Alabama Hills, Southern Inyo Healthcare District is surrounded by the unique and beautiful landscape of Lone Pine, California: a gem of the Eastern Sierras that people around the world travel hundreds and sometimes even thousands of miles to visit.
Southern Inyo Healthcare District is founded on the belief that communities of all sizes and in all regions deserve local access to high-quality healthcare services. That is why although our organization is relatively small and located in a rural setting, we have been steadily expanding to include more programs to better serve our patients and community. Our inpatient services include an Emergency Room, Acute Care services, and a Skilled Nursing Facility. Our outpatient programs have grown to include not only Rehabilitation and Diagnostic Imaging services, but also our world-class, UC Davis-affiliated Wound Care program; the SIH Regenerative Medicine Program, which includes PRP (platelet-rich plasma) injections; and a MAT (medication-addiction treatment) program for opioid addiction. As we look forward to the future, we are poised to add new, needed programs, such as expanded heart health services, women’s health, and home healthcare services.
We have also worked to improve our objective quality of care. For example: the California *Quality Health Indicators Report compares 8 key quality of care practices amongst the 22 licensed critical access hospitals operating in California. SIHD scored 100% for all measures of quality, and we ranked in the top 5% for CAH’s in California (*CA CAH EDTC Measures Per Provider – Q3 2022).
We understand that living in a rural area sometimes means that access to quality healthcare is lacking, and we want to make sure that the people of Inyo County, as well as its visitors and travelers, get the best care possible without needing to travel long distances. At Southern Inyo Healthcare District, our mission is to pursue healthcare excellence with a compassionate heart. We are here to take care of you!