Thanksgiving Week 2017 Hours

In observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday our hours will be changing…

St. Maries Family Medicine & Specialty Clinic will be CLOSED Thursday, November 23, 2017.

St. Maries Family Medicine & Specialty Clinic will return to normal business hours Friday, November 24, 2017

Clinic Hours: 8am – 5pm

Walk-in Clinic: 8am – 4pm

From all of us at Benewah Community Hospital and St. Maries Family Medicine & Specialty Clinic

National Rural Health Day

“Celebrate The Power of Rural!”

Today more than ever, rural communities must address accessibility issues, a lack of healthcare providers, the needs of an aging population suffering from a greater number of chronic conditions, and larger percentages of un- and underinsured citizens. And rural hospitals – which are often the economic foundation of their communities in addition to being the primary providers of care – struggle daily as declining reimbursement rates and disproportionate funding levels make it challenging to serve their residents.

That is why the National Organization of State Offices of Rural sets aside the third Thursday of every November – November 16, 2017 – to celebrate National Rural Health Day. First and foremost, National Rural Health Day is an opportunity to “Celebrate the Power of Rural” by honoring the selfless, community-minded, “can do” spirit that prevails in rural America. But it also gives us a chance to bring to light the unique healthcare challenges that rural citizens face – and showcase the efforts of rural healthcare providers, State Offices of Rural Health and other rural stakeholders to address those challenges.

We know there is work to be done, but we also believe there is plenty to celebrate – and we invite you to join the celebration!


Veteran’s Day Social

In honor of our local Veterans, BCH is hosting an “Honoring Our Veterans” Social on Friday, November 10, 2017 from 11:00AM – 1:00PM in the Blue Spruce Cafe. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

BCH will have a Billing Specialist present to answer QUESTIONS about the VA Choice Program

Share with a Veteran you know!


Welcome Social for New Providers

Benewah Community Hospital/St. Maries Family Medicine & Specialty Clinic invite the public to join us…

When: Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Time: 4pm to 6pm

Where: Blue Spruce Cafe’ (located inside Benewah Community Hospital – near 7th street entrance)

Snacks and Refreshments will be provided.

Join us, in welcoming our new St. Maries Family Medicine & Specialty Clinic Providers; Becky Jackson, PA-C, Jordan Day, PA-C, Stephanie Baker, FNP, and our new General Surgeon, Dr. Daniel Nadig, MD.

BCH Fright Night

Benewah Community Hospital Invites the public to join us for our Annual Fright Night, Friday, October 27, 2017 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Free admission!

Enjoy games, candy, photo booth, and food.

Coloring Contest for grades Preschool – 5th Grade. Please pick up coloring page from Heyburn Elementary Office. Coloring contest ends Wednesday, October 25th at 3pm. Winners will be announced at Fright Night Event! There will be 3 winners (1 from each grade group). Prizes will be available at Fright Night for pick up!

Retirement Celebrating Terry Spohr, PA-C

Benewah Community Hospital invites the public to join us on Wednesday, October 4th in the Blue Spruce Cafe from 3pm to 4:30pm to celebrate the retirement of Terry Spohr, PA-C.

There will be light snacks and refreshments. Please take the time to stop by and wish Terry a happy retirement!

Flu Shots Available – St. Maries Family Medicine

Benewah Community Hospital & St. Maries Family Medicine is excited to offer the Flu Vaccination for the 2017-2018 season.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently, but millions of people get the flu every year, hundreds of thousands of people are hospitalized and thousands or tens of thousands of people die from flu-related causes every year. Even healthy people can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others. CDC estimates that flu-related hospitalizations since 2010 ranged from 140,000 to 710,000, while flu-related deaths are estimated to have ranged from 12,000 to 56,000. During flu season, flu viruses circulate at higher levels in the U.S. population. (“Flu season” in the United States can begin as early as October and last as late as May.) An annual seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to reduce your risk of getting sick with seasonal flu and spreading it to others. When more people get vaccinated against the flu, less flu can spread through that community.

Get Your Flu Shot – Available NOW in the Walk-In Clinic!

In observance and honor of this holiday our hours will be changing…

St. Maries Family Medicine & Specialty Clinic CLOSED Monday, September 4th ** St. Maries Family Medicine & Specialty Clinic will return to normal business hours, Tuesday September 5, 2017


Remember: For Medical Emergencies please DO NOT wait for care!

Call 911 immediately or visit Benewah Community Hospital Emergency Department!

2017 Lab Fair

Benewah Community Hospital (BCH) invites you to participate in our annual community Lab Fair event on Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 7am to 10am.

During this event, the community can get labs at reduced costs. In April 2017, BCH offered a health fair, which is our biggest Spring event and our wonderful community was able to take advantage of the reduced labs then, much like with the Lab Fair in September.

Our community has shown so much interest in these reduced labs and BCH is excited to bring it to our community semi-annually.

Hope you can make it!

Lab Fair Tests Offered – Reduced Prices (Cash or Check ONLY)

A1C (Glucose Indicator)                      $15.00

Complete Blood Count (CBC)              $15.00

Lipid Panel (Cholesterol)                    $15.00

TSH (Thyroid)                                      $15.00

PSA (Prostate Screening)                   $15.00

Complete Metabolic Panel (CMP)     $25.00

**Fasting Required


2017 Employee & Provider of the Year

Two Benewah Community Hospital employees were honored this month as provider of the year and employee of the year.

Dr. Terry Davenport, of St. Maries Family Medicine, was named provider of the year.

Polly Grasham, who is the materials manager, was named employee of the year.

With 19 years’ service to BCH, Dr. Davenport said he continues to enjoy working at the facility. He said he was very surprised to be selected for the recognition.

“It was a pleasant surprise, and I was very honored,” he said. “This is a great hospital and a great staff that is very patient-centered. We have good cooperation among the nursing staff and the physicians usually get along well with administration.”

Dr. Davenport said the patients he’s seen over the years are like family. He added, “people do really appreciate the care they get here.”

Mrs. Grasham has worked at the facility for five years and said she was equally surprised and honored by the recognition. She stepped into Judy Bailey’s position after she retired.

“She worked here for 42 years and I thought how will I ever know everything that she knew, but I got to work with her for a year before she retired and have enjoyed it since,” Mrs. Grasham said.

As part of her position, Mrs. Grasham purchases everything from air filters to orthopedic implants to Band-Aids.

“I try to find products with the best quality and price,” she said.

She added she enjoys working with the rest of the staff at the hospital and making sure she does the best she can.

“I think we are all aligned in our mission to provide excellent and quality care to patients,” Mrs. Grasham said. “We work together to achieve that.”

By Summer Williams The Gazette Record