Kootenai County Deputy Sherriff Association Donates to Kootenai Health Teddy Bear Clinic

October 17th, 2016|Categories: Foundation, Kootenai Health, News/Events, Pediatrics|Tags: , |

The Kootenai County Deputy Sheriff Association donated over 50 teddy bears and $500 to support Kootenai Health Pediatric Services’ Teddy Bear Clinic, to be held Saturday, October 22 at Kootenai Health. The event’s goal is to help children have a better understanding of how hospitals treat patients and reduce fear before their first hospital experience. [...]

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 [...]

Keep your kids safe and prevent heatstroke

July 14th, 2015|Categories: Pediatrics, Safe Kids, Uncategorized|Tags: |

Just a month into summer, the Northwest is already seeing record-breaking temperatures and the effects of extreme heat including heat-related deaths. Heatstroke, also known as hyperthermia, is the leading cause of non-crash, vehicle-related deaths for children. It occurs when the body isn’t able to cool itself quickly enough and the body temperature rises to dangerous levels. [...]