Northwest Specialty Hospital in Post Falls has completed a $4.5 million addition to its medical facility that includes an endoscopy center and two additional operating rooms.
The 15,000-square-foot addition at 1593 E. Polston Ave. brings to eight the number of operating rooms for patient surgery at the medical facility.
The endoscopy center – a 8,650-square-foot addition to the hospital – features two procedure rooms, one exam room and eight preoperative and post-anesthesia care unit bays, according to a company news release.
Hayden, Idaho-based Young Construction Group built the project over the past year.
The company completed a majority of the hospital’s new construction projects and renovations over the past 15 years. Project financing was provided by Coeur d’Alene-based Mountain West Bank, which has partnered closely with the hospital on a number of local projects, expansions and acquisitions.
Northwest Specialty Hospital was founded by a group of medical providers who initially established North Idaho Day Surgery – an outpatient facility that treated and released patients the same day.
North Idaho Day Surgery partnered with other local physicians and National Surgical Healthcare Inc. to become Northwest Specialty Hospital in 1999, according to the hospital’s website.
Northwest Specialty Hospital completed construction of its current facility in 2003, making it one of a few hospitals in Idaho owned and operated by physicians, according to the hospital website.
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