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Benewah Medical Clinic Expands

Kathy Quinn, right, housekeeping supervisor for Benewah Medical Center moves a stained glass piece into the lobby of the new facility on Tuesday, Oct. 9. The grand opening is this Friday. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka)

Gary Leva joked that employee productivity would drop with the opening of the new Benewah Medical Center. With its rooftop gardens, open atrium and sweeping mountain views, it’s easy to see how the CEO might worry his professionals could get lost in the landscape. But increased services and overall growth of medical offerings on the Coeur d’Alene Reservation are the top goals for the new $17 million facility. It’s among several health facilities popping up on Native American reservations as proceeds from casinos funnel through the tribes into infrastructure/Jennifer Pignolet, SR. More here.

Question: Are you aware of all the public good performed by the Coeur d'Alene Indian Tribe?


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