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 [...]

Paddy’s Sports Bar Donates $19,191 to Kootenai Health Foundation and Komen

October 14th, 2016|Categories: Cancer Services, Foundation, News/Events|Tags: , |

Paddy’s Sports Bar raised $19,191 from their annual Breast Fest event to benefit the Kootenai Health Foundation and the Idaho/Montana Affiliate of Susan G. Komen. The money donated to the Kootenai Health Foundation’s Cancer Patient Support Fund will help local cancer patients receive the care and assistance they need. Pictured from left: Melisa Bell, Paddy’s [...]

Surviving Metastatic Breast Cancer

October 4th, 2016|Categories: Cancer Services, News/Events|Tags: , |

By Andrea Nagel In 2008, Kellie Cranmer was a busy mother, wife and realtor living in Bonners Ferry. At just 31 years old, Kellie had never received a mammogram or had reason to, until she discovered a lump while taking a shower. “At first I was kind of in denial,” she explained. “I thought, ‘That’s weird,’ [...]

Hope in a Handbag shared with Idaho breast cancer patients

May 24th, 2016|Categories: Cancer Services, News/Events|Tags: |

Breast cancer patients in Coeur d’Alene recently received some hope and support from Fort Wayne, Indiana. Fifteen bags filled with supplies to aid in mastectomy recovery were recently donated to patients at Kootenai Health in Coeur d’Alene from Hope in a Handbag, a Fort Wayne-based nonprofit organization that has been supporting breast cancer patients since [...]

Free Spot Checks Available in May

April 22nd, 2016|Categories: Cancer Services, News/Events|Tags: |

Kootenai Clinic Cancer Services is hosting free skin cancer screenings. Summer in northern Idaho is on its way with the promise of lazy lake days and lots of sun in store. It sounds great, and it can be, if you take proper precautions and protect yourself from over-exposure to the sun’s harmful rays. Idaho ranks 34 [...]

Chicks n’ Chaps donates $11,154 to benefit local cancer patients

January 7th, 2016|Categories: Cancer Services, Foundation, News/Events|Tags: , , |

Chicks n’ Chaps held their seventh annual all-women rodeo clinic at the fairgrounds this past August, where participants learned about bull riding, steer wrestling, team roping, and barrel racing from real cowboys and cowgirls. As a spin-off event of Tough Enough to Wear Pink, Chicks n’ Chaps also raises awareness about breast cancer by educating [...]

Paddy’s Sports Bar raises $14,629 to benefit local cancer patients

October 29th, 2015|Categories: Cancer Services, Foundation, News/Events|Tags: , |

Paddy’s Sports Bar raised $14,629 from their annual Breast Fest event to benefit the Kootenai Health Foundation and the Idaho/Montana Affiliate of Susan G. Komen. The money donated to the Kootenai Health Foundation’s Cancer Patient Support Fund will help local cancer patients receive the care and assistance they need. Pictured from left: Kim Morgan, North [...]

Meet Cancer Services’ Newest Physician

September 29th, 2015|Categories: Cancer Services|Tags: , |

Meet Kootenai Clinic's newest oncologist, Jeff Allen, M.D. Jeff Allen, M.D., Kootenai Clinic Cancer Services Medical Oncologist Tell us a little bit about you and your family: Though my wife and I are native Californians, our academic and professional lives have brought us opportunities to live in upstate New York, western Tennessee, rural northern [...]

InnerPacific Alliance for Cancer Care launches first treatment program

January 24th, 2015|Categories: Kootenai Health, News/Events|Tags: , |

Providence Health Care, Kootenai Health and Cancer Care Northwest formalize cancer alliance named InnerPacific Alliance for Cancer Care; launch first treatment program Providence Health Care, Kootenai Health and Cancer Care Northwest have joined forces to provide integrated and comprehensive care for cancer patients in the Inland Northwest. SPOKANE, WA – Cancer Care Northwest, Kootenai Health and [...]

2014 Mary Epstein “Reach to Recovery” Award

January 21st, 2015|Categories: News/Events, Nursing, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

After losing his wife to cancer nearly a decade ago, Jacob Epstein of Bonners Ferry, decided to carry on her spirit by acknowledging those who help fight in the battle against cancer. This year, Maggi McElfresh, social worker at Kootenai Clinic Cancer Services, won the award for her dedication and compassion toward patients and their families. [...]