2018 Annual Community Health Fair

Benewah Community Hospital invites the public to join us in our upcoming Annual Health Fair!

Enjoy Some of These Wellness Services!

Local Health/Wellness Vendors

Chair Massages

BetterCare- Preventative Health Promotion

LifeFlight Services

Inspiring Connections

Hospice Services

Costco Foods

DoTerra Essential Oils

Blood Pressure Checks

Skin Checks

Reduced Lab Costs

A1C (Glucose Indicator), Complete Blood Count (CBC), *Lipid Panel (Cholesterol), TSH (Thyroid), PSA (Prostate Screening), *Complete Metrabolic Panel (CMP), Vitamin D, and Testosterone (Males Only)

*Requires Fasting

We’re Introducing A New Electronic Medical Records (EMR) System

Beginning February 19, 2018

We are introducing a new Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system.

There may be some delays in your appointment time as we are transitioning.

We ask for your patience and flexibility as we update your patient information to ensure accuracy as we continue the transition to our new EMR system.

When you arrive for your appointments, please be prepared to show or bring the following:

  1. Photo identification
  2. All health insurance cards (we do require copies for your chart)
  3. A list of all medications you are currently taking, including vitamins and over the counter medications
  4. Any co-payment amounts you are aware of through your insurance

Thank You For Your Patience!

Benewah Community Hospital, St. Maries Family Medicine, & St. Maries Specialty Clinic

BCH Named a 2018 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital

Benewah Community Hospital in St. Maries, Idaho was recently named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health.

“This achievement is very gratifying and validates our daily commitment to providing the best healthcare possible to our community, while maintaining an efficient and effective facility,” said Anthony Koroush, CEO

Benewah Community Hospital scored in the top 100 of Critical Access Hospitals on iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX®. The INDEX is the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural provider performance and its results are the basis for many of rural healthcare’s most prominent awards, advocacy efforts and legislative initiatives. The list of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals can be found at www.ivantageindex.com/top-performing-hospitals.

The Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals play a key role in providing a safety net to communities across America – and the INDEX measures these facilities across eight pillars of hospital strength: Inpatient Share Ranking, Outpatient Share Ranking, Cost, Charge, Quality, Outcomes, Patient Perspective, and Financial Stability.

“The Hospital Strength INDEX provides a true benchmark for helping rural providers to better understand performance levels and identify areas of improvement. When we look across the spectrum of rural-relevant INDEX indicators, the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals are establishing a new standard for how to deliver higher quality care to their communities despite an unpredictable healthcare environment,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader of The Chartis Center for Rural Health.

Benewah Community Hospital is a county-owned, 19 bed critical access hospital/rural health clinic with specialty clinic located in St. Maries, Idaho. For more than 50 years, Benewah Community Hospital has been providing high quality healthcare to individuals, families and visitors in Benewah, Shoshone, and Kootenai counties. We offer our patients a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services providing high quality care in a rural setting. Our administration and staff are dedicated to providing you with excellent care.

About The Chartis Group
The Chartis Group® (Chartis) provides comprehensive advisory services and analytics to the healthcare industry. With an unparalleled depth of expertise in strategic planning, performance excellence, informatics and technology, and health analytics, Chartis helps leading academic medical centers, integrated delivery networks, children’s hospitals and healthcare service organizations achieve transformative results. The Chartis Center for Rural Health (CCRH) was formed in 2016 to offer tailored services, performance management solutions, research and education to rural hospitals and facilities. Learn more at Chartisrural.com.

Holiday Hours Dec.2017 – Jan.2018

In observance of the upcoming Holidays our hours will be changing…

Patient Financial Services and St. Maries Family Medicine & Specialty Clinic will be CLOSED Monday, December 25, 2017 & Monday, January 1, 2018.

St. Maries Family Medicine & Specialty Clinic will return to normal business hours the following Tuesdays.

Clinic Hours: 8am – 5pm

Walk-in Clinic: 8am – 4pm

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

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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!