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Mayers Memorial Hospital was built and financed by members of the Intermountain Area in memory of Dr and Mrs. Mayers. Dr. Mayers came to the area in 1938 and it had long been his dream to provide hospital services for his patients living in this rural area. Members of the community supported Dr. Mayers and began to raise funds to build his dream. A month after Dr. Mayers began his hospital campaign he and Mrs. Mayers were tragically killed in an automobile accident. Community members refused to give up on the dream and continued to pursue funds to make the hospital a reality.
Bing Crosby was a resident of the community and offered to produce a benefit show to help raise the funds necessary to finish construction of the hospital. What started out as a small show in a garden at Rising River, skyrocketed into a gala production. The first program was held in the arena of the Intermountain Fairgrounds where hundreds of people enjoyed the talents of Mr. Crosby and his friend Phil Harris. Mr. Crosby and Mr. Harris continued to raise funds to finance furnishings for the hospital by hosting a second show a year later.
Ground breaking for the new hospital was held in May of 1954 after the generous donation of land by Mrs. Anna McArthur Ritter. Five acres of land halfway between Fall River Mills and McArthur were donated for the hospital. Construction of the 10-bed facility was completed in 1956 with most of the materials and labor donated by members of the community.
A volunteer hospital guild was formed to staff the hospital until such time as finances would support salaries for the staff. Even though money was tight the hospital remained open and continued to provide vital services to members of the community that made Dr. Mayers dream a reality.
In 1969 area residents formed the Mayers Memorial Hospital District to support the future development and operations of the hospital. An elected Board of Trustees was formed to represent district residents. The Board of Trustees continues to guide the hospital mission and generously give of their time to assure the continuation of hospital and emergency services in the district.
The hospital now serves as a major link in the Intermountain community by providing extensive emergency, diagnostic, surgical, obstetric, home delivered oxygen and medical supplies to a large geographic region. Skilled Nursing and an Alzheimer Unit ensure complete long-term care services are available in the community, with facilities in both Fall River Mills and Burney. A Cardiac Rehabilitation Program provides an important link in the continuation of healthcare after a patient returns home, while the Intermountain Hospice Program provides compassionate and individual end of life care for local residents and families.
Over 200 health professionals make up the energetic team that delivers comprehensive services to the residents of the Intermountain Area.