Southern Inyo Local Healthcare District is dedicated to maintaining and improving health of residents and visitors of the District through a coordinated health program, including acute inpatient and outpatient services, skilled nursing, education, referral services, and recruitment of health care personnel, with the support of the Citizens in Support of Southern Inyo Hospital, the Inyo County Supervisors, and the voters within the Southern Inyo Healthcare District boundaries.
The Southern Inyo Healthcare District encompasses a diverse and highly coveted tourist destination, including the bottom of Death Valley (Badwater, -282 feet) and the top of Mt. Whitney (14,497 feet). In addition, it comprises a large part of the source waters for the Los Angeles aqueduct, which supplies up to 75% of the water for this growing city, a major filming locations for movies, commercials, and other projects from around the globe, and a large part of the Inyo National Forest, Alabama Hills National Recreation Area, and Death Valley National Park. It is estimated that more than 40% of employment in the county is accounted for by transportation, communication, utilities, and various other government agencies.
Southern Inyo Hospital is located in the town of Lone Pine, which sits at the foot of Mt. Whitney and the world renowned Alabama Hills. Lone Pine is a destination for hikers, climbers, mining and film history buffs, hunters, fishermen, back-country skiers, hang-gliders, photographers, and many others who enjoy astonishing natural beauty and a peaceful, tight-knit small town atmosphere. With the recent re-watering of the lower Owens River, opportunities for canoeing, kayaking, bird-watching, and other water sports are also being developed.