Southern Inyo Healthcare District
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 location 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.