Stories tagged: kootenai health
SUNDAY, NOV. 13, 2016, 7:15 A.M.
Blue Cross funneling thousands of Kootenai County customers into new restricted health care network
Blue Cross of Idaho is moving some of its health insurance customers in Kootenai County to a network care model next year in an effort to lower costs. About 7,000 …
THURSDAY, NOV. 3, 2016, 6 P.M.
Coeur d’Alene doctor knew nothing of Las Vegas stripper wife’s drug empire
Dr. Stanley Toelle’s money flowed freely to support the lifestyle of his Las Vegas wife, Loren. In a court statement, she says he had no idea she was involved in …
THURSDAY, OCT. 20, 2016, 4:21 P.M.
Kootenai Health teddy bear clinic gets kids comfortable with hospital
Kootenai Health Pediatric Services will hold a Teddy Bear Clinic on Saturday at the hospital in Coeur d’Alene. The goal is to help children have a better understanding of how …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28, 2016, 11:23 A.M.
Fifth-grade students in Spokane and Kootenai counties will receive wearable devices to track physical activity
About 7,100 fifth-graders in Spokane and Kootenai counties will receive wearable devices to track their physical activity.
SUNDAY, MARCH 6, 2016, 4 A.M.
Huckleberries: Old ad captures radio legend’s former celebrity
In Coeur d’Alene, radio legend John Rook was known for his short-lived KCDA radio station that shook up the local political establishment — not for the clout he once had …
MONDAY, FEB. 29, 2016, 3:55 P.M.
From babies to boomers, CdA hospital grasps health trends with expansion
A major new addition to Coeur d’Alene’s hospital will open within weeks, catering to patient needs and expectations from births through procedures for an aging population. “We have the babies …
TUESDAY, FEB. 23, 2016, 11:44 A.M.
$4.4 million donation goes toward Kootenai Health hospital addition
The lobby of Kootenai Health’s new east addition will be dedicated in honor of a philanthropist and former North Idaho resident who donated $4.4 million to the hospital’s foundation. Douglas …
MONDAY, FEB. 8, 2016, 4:22 P.M.
Idaho doctor indicted in alleged drug ring sanctioned a year ago
A Coeur d’Alene doctor indicted as part of an alleged multistate drug trafficking ring surrendered his passport Monday and was released from federal custody. Dr. Stanley Alvin Toelle, 61, a …
MONDAY, NOV. 30, 2015, 9:33 A.M.
Ron and Joanne McIntire donate $1 million to hospital expansion
Ron and Joanne McIntire donated $1 million to Kootenai Health’s building expansion. The birth center will be named after them.
UPDATED: THURSDAY, OCT. 1, 2015
Kootenai Health to expand Post Falls campus
Kootenai Health will spend $10.5 million to build a two-story, 22,000-square-foot expansion at its Post Falls medical campus, 1300 E. Mullan Ave.
THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2015
Community mourns, offers tributes for Moore
Reeling from the fatal shooting of a Coeur d’Alene police officer, the community expressed its heartache and paid tribute to the service of Sgt. Greg Moore in a range of …
SUNDAY, MARCH 1, 2015
Doug Clark: Crooner rocks the house at 101st birthday party
It’s Friday morning at Coeur d’Alene’s McGrane Center and show time for a remarkable woman named Betty Hollingsworth. Small and thin, snow-white hair arranged into tight pin curls, Hollingsworth rises …
FRIDAY, JAN. 23, 2015
Sheriff: Deputy should recover from crash injuries
Bonner County Sheriff Daryl Wheeler said he is optimistic one of his deputies will recover and return to work after a collision with a semitruck Tuesday left the deputy with …
THURSDAY, JAN. 22, 2015, 3:52 P.M.
Sheriff says deputy should recover fully from major crash
Bonner County Sheriff Daryl Wheeler said he is optimistic one of his deputies will recover and one day return to work after a collision with a semi truck Tuesday left …
FRIDAY, DEC. 5, 2014
Kootenai Health expansion on schedule, budget
The tall crane looming over the Kootenai Health campus in Coeur d’Alene is one sign that the $57 million hospital expansion is hitting its stride. Another is the pace of …
TUESDAY, AUG. 5, 2014, 2:31 P.M.
Kootenai Health joins Mayo Clinic Care Network
Kootenai Health has become a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, which gives the Coeur d’Alene-based hospital access to doctors and other services from the renowned health care provider.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014
Coeur d’Alene family medical residency starts in June
Primary care physicians, already in short supply, are expected to grow scarcer still from a wave of family doctor retirements in the next few years. But there’s renewed interest in …
THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2014
Kootenai Health to build three-story addition
Kootenai Health will expand its Coeur d’Alene hospital starting later this year – a step toward its goal of becoming a regional player in health care. The 254-bed, community-owned hospital …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2014, 8 A.M.
Kootenai Health announces $57 million expansion
Kootenai Health announced Wednesday it will break ground this year on a $57 million expansion to include a neonatal intensive care unit and birthing center. The annex is expected to …
THURSDAY, JAN. 23, 2014, 4:01 A.M.
Flu patients crowded area hospitals last week
The region’s hospitals barely had enough rooms, drugs and equipment to handle an influx of influenza patients and other people sick with winter illnesses last week. At different points during …
TUESDAY, JULY 9, 2013, 11:52 A.M.
Kootenai Health announces name, logo changes
Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d’Alene is changing its name to Kootenai Health.
FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2013
CdA surgeon applies lessons from war to MRSA
Barbara Allen-Kelsay delivered sweet treats to two of her doctors Thursday – a token of her thanks for diagnosing and treating a severe infection that has plagued her for most …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 16, 2013
Some in health care refusing flu vaccine
Hospitals, clinics and nursing homes increasingly are requiring their employees to get a flu shot, but some health care workers are refusing, putting their jobs on the line. A Newman …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12, 2012
Rehabilitation to be focus of new hospital
Kootenai Health and a New Mexico company are joining to build a 30-bed rehabilitation hospital in Post Falls. Called the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Northwest, the $11 million center is …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 22, 2011
Kootenai Health to buy Heart Clinics
Kootenai Health plans to buy Spokane-based Heart Clinics Northwest in a bid to ensure North Idaho retains cardiology services. The acquisition will not affect services now available to patients in …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21, 2011, 10:24 A.M.
Kootenai Health buying Heart Clinics Northwest
Kootenai Health plans to buy Spokane-based Heart Clinics Northwest, the Coeur d’Alene-based medical center said today.
MONDAY, SEPT. 20, 2010
Voters consider three amendments to Idaho Constitution
Almost 30 years ago, Idaho’s largest public hospital built a new building, paying for it by issuing $30 million in revenue bonds. Construction began on Kootenai Medical Center’s main building …
MONDAY, AUG. 23, 2010
Kootenai Health CEO reflects on hospital’s growth, future
Kootenai Health CEO Joe Morris is retiring after 36 years heading North Idaho’s largest hospital. He prides himself on creating a secure work environment by never laying off employees and …
FRIDAY, JULY 30, 2010, 10:20 A.M.
Kootenai Health names new chief executive
Kootenai Health has named a Montana healthcare executive to replace longtime CEO Joe Morris, who is retiring.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 2010
Coeur d’Alene Tribe makes its mark on economy
The Coeur d’Alene Tribe has become one of North Idaho’s largest employers, issuing paychecks to nearly 1,700 people last year. Only Kootenai Health, which operates Kootenai Medical Center, a cancer …