Auxiliary volunteer awarded Brightest Star certificate

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 [...]

Kootenai Health reaffirms Magnet® status – the gold standard for nursing excellence

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) granted Kootenai Health Magnet recognition for the third time; Kootenai has held Magnet status since 2006 and is one of only two Magnet hospitals in the state of Idaho. Magnet designation is the highest and most prestigious international distinction a health care organization can receive for nursing excellence. The [...]

January 19th, 2017|Categories: Kootenai Health, News/Events, Nursing|Tags: , , |

Randy Oaks and Sarah Pierce join Kootenai Health Foundation

Kootenai Health Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of Randy Oaks and Sarah Pierce as board members. Oaks and Pierce will begin serving three-year terms on January 11. Randy Oaks Randy Oaks is a co-owner of ISU Haddock and Associates, an insurance company based in northern Idaho. Oaks previously owned 3Acorn Insurance, now [...]

January 10th, 2017|Categories: Foundation, News/Events|Tags: |

Make Your New Year Resolution Last

A good maintenance plan is key for weight loss success Americans are bombarded by trendy diets, weight loss supplements and other products that promise an easy solution to weight loss. Kootenai’s own Jennifer Reider, Human Resources records specialist, is proof that the recipe for weight loss is simple, but it’s not something you can purchase [...]

January 4th, 2017|Categories: MyHealth, News/Events, Uncategorized|Tags: |

Five Ways to Reduce Holiday Stress

Put the happy back in your holiday season Everyone feels added stress around the holidays. Whether it is the financial burden associated with the season of giving, or time constraints when dealing with travel and fitting in visits with family, the holidays can be very complicated. Luckily, several local experts have suggestions for both coping [...]

Kootenai Health announces new Foundation President

Julie Holt, new president of the Kootenai Health Foundation The Kootenai Health Foundation is pleased to welcome Julie Holt as its new president. As a seasoned development executive, Holt brings more than 20 years of experience leading fundraising strategies for non-profit organizations, including hospitals and a 10-hospital health system. Her expertise includes capital [...]

November 15th, 2016|Categories: Foundation, News/Events|Tags: |

Kootenai Health Earns Level II Trauma Designation

We are excited to announce that Kootenai Health has been designated as a Level II Trauma Center by the State of Idaho Time Sensitive Emergency System. To receive designation, Kootenai Health had to verify that it has the hospital resources needed for trauma care and able to provide the entire spectrum of care to meet [...]

November 14th, 2016|Categories: Emergency, Kootenai Health, News/Events, Nursing|Tags: , |

Kootenai Health named in 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven Health

Kootenai Health was named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics,TM an IBM company. Of the 50 hospitals named, only two are located in the Pacific Northwest, Kootenai Health and St. Luke’s Medical Center in Boise. Each year, the study singles out 50 hospitals that achieve superior clinical outcomes in [...]

November 9th, 2016|Categories: Heart Services, News/Events|

Chicks n Chaps donates to Cancer Patient Support Fund

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 [...]

Kootenai Health Earns “A” Grade for Patient Safety by the Leapfrog Group

New Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades were announced today by The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety review organization. Kootenai Health was one of 844 hospitals to receive an “A”, ranking it among the safest hospitals in the United States. “I’m proud of the work our staff and physicians have done to make the hospital safe [...]

October 31st, 2016|Categories: Kootenai Health, News/Events, Nursing|