Blue Mountain Hospital District
Blue Mountain Hospital District is a non-profit organization directed by a local Board of Directors. The District consists of a 25-bed hospital located in John Day, and a 48-bed nursing home in Prairie City. John Day currently has five family practice physicians, a surgeon, family nurse practitioner and a physician's assistant. We participate in the Oregon Health Sciences University Family Practice Residency program, which rotates residents and interns through our community on a regular basis.
Blue Mountain Hospital is well staffed, with most nurses ACLS and trauma certified. We have three monitored ICU/CCU beds, two modern birthing suites, and two surgery suites that provide both inpatient and outpatient same-day surgeries. We are a level IV trauma hospital in the Oregon State Trauma System with 24-hour emergency department coverage, and medical evacuation to tertiary care centers by Air Link of Oregon. Blue Mountain Hospital has a helipad on site to offer rapid transport under critical circumstances. In addition, the hospital has an ambulance service that is staffed by volunteer EMT's and four Paramedics that are on staff.