Kootenai Health Earns Level II Trauma Designation

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

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 [...]

Crash Survivor Visits Kootenai After Five Years

August 16th, 2016|Categories: Emergency, Kootenai Health, News/Events, Nursing, Surgical Services|Tags: , , |

Greg Nordfelt survived a life-threatening motorcycle crash in 2011 and wanted to celebrate the five-year anniversary by meeting his care team for the first time since his hospital stay. Greg and his wife Laura pose for a photo with his intensive care nurse, Chauntae Peterson. Three years ago, Kootenai Health magazine published an article [...]

Emergency Department Construction Underway

July 12th, 2016|Categories: Construction, Emergency, Kootenai Health, News/Events|Tags: , |

As the second phase of expansion begins, there has been a lot of activity around Kootenai Health’s operating rooms and Emergency Department. Construction crews recently finished the demolition of the first stage of operating room construction to make room for three new suites, and demolition is just beginning in the Emergency Department. During construction, the [...]

Inside Kootenai: What do you do to beat the winter blues?

December 10th, 2014|Categories: Kootenai Health, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Julie Shobe, Clinical Dietitian Julie Shobe, MS RD LD CDE, Clinical Dietitian “Vitamin D and physical activity can help improve mood especially during the cold and overcast months. Since the clouds and chilly air are a barrier to getting our vitamin D from the sun, it is especially important to get Vitamin D [...]

Pray for Kelsey

September 23rd, 2014|Categories: Emergency, Kootenai Health, News/Events|Tags: , , |

After a traumatic car accident, a Bonners Ferry teen defies the odds thanks to the love and support of her community. By Andrea Nagel Kelsey Shutes is a lucky girl. She is a high school graduate with a loving family, winning cheer squad and thousands of friends – 3,868 of them according to her Facebook [...]