Auxiliary volunteer awarded Brightest Star certificate

February 2nd, 2017|Categories: Community Involvement, News/Events, Volunteer Services|Tags: , , |

Kootenai Health Auxiliary volunteer, Carol Price, was recently awarded a certificate for the 2017 Brightest Star Award from the Serve Idaho program for her service and volunteerism. Carol has volunteered with Kootenai Health for 42 years and spent 10 years volunteering with the Coeur d’Alene School District. In her time with Kootenai, Carol has logged [...]

Chicks n Chaps donates to Cancer Patient Support Fund

November 1st, 2016|Categories: Cancer Services, Community Involvement, Foundation, News/Events|Tags: , |

Chicks n Chaps at the Gem State Stampede raised $9,547 at their annual North Idaho State Fair and Rodeo event to benefit the Kootenai Health Foundation’s Cancer Patient Support Fund. Thank you to everyone who attended the event to support local cancer patients. Back row (l-r): Tami Banker, Karen Lynch, Melanie Goularte, Crissy Gilmore Front [...]

The Best Life Jacket Is the One You’re Wearing

June 2nd, 2016|Categories: Community Involvement, Kootenai Health, Safe Kids, Volunteer Services|Tags: |

 Safe Kids Supports Life Jacket Loaner Program By Stacie Jones The warmer weather brings boaters from across the region to our beautiful lake here in Coeur d’Alene. Unfortunately, the joys of boating also bring an increased risk of drownings, especially among children. Safe Kids Kootenai County is aiming to reduce accidental drownings by supplying and [...]

Area agencies partner to reward kids for wearing a helmet

April 18th, 2016|Categories: Community Involvement, News/Events, Safe Kids|Tags: |

Safe Kids Kootenai County partnered with McDonalds to distribute 300 free Happy Meal coupons to local police and fire departments. These agencies are looking for kids wearing their helmets while riding bikes and scooters this fall. “This program allows law enforcement, fire agencies and crossing guards to issue free Happy Meal coupons rewarding those children found [...]

Heart to Heart Screenings Tuesdays in February

January 27th, 2016|Categories: Community Involvement, Heart Services, Kootenai Health, News/Events|Tags: , , |

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for American men and women, claiming more than 600,000 lives each year. However, a simple screening could help you avoid becoming part of this alarming statistic. Each year Kootenai Health’s cardiac rehabilitation team offers Heart to Heart™ screenings throughout the month of February. Through the annual screening [...]

Beyond Kootenai | Karen Westmoreland

October 28th, 2015|Categories: Community Involvement, Kootenai Health, Nursing, Pediatrics|Tags: , |

Every once in a while we stumble upon a story of an employee or community physician carrying Kootenai’s tradition of compassionate care beyond our hospital and clinics. It is through these individuals that our message of community, wellness and caring can be shared across the region and in some cases across the world. We hope [...]

Health Experts, Event Organizers Offer Tips for Beating the Heat in Advance of Hoopfest, Ironman Coeur d’Alene

June 24th, 2015|Categories: Community Involvement, Kootenai Health, News/Events, Uncategorized|

Events expected to draw thousands of individuals outdoors, temperatures likely to exceed 100 degrees With extreme heat on its way, and large crowds of athletes and spectators expected in Spokane and northern Idaho this weekend for Hoopfest and Ironman Coeur d’Alene, health experts are warning the community that hot weather can be more than just [...]