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

BCH Honors Veterans with FREE Lunch

VA Event

Benewah Community Hospital supports Veterans and invites them to join us Friday, May 26, 2017 for a FREE lunch in the Blue Spruce Cafe from 11am to 2pm. A Veteran’s Representative will be here at Benewah Community Hospital from 10am to 3pm to answer questions and assist Veterans with benefits.


2017 Community Health Fair

Join Us – Saturday, April 29th 7am -10am

Health Fair

Benewah Community Hospital is proud to announce that our annual health fair will be April 29, 2017 from 7am to 10am. Join us for your chance to win prizes and meet health/wellness vendors from our community. There will be snacks and refreshments. We will also have the following services;

-Reduced Lab Prices



-Community Health Vendors

-Skin Checks


Health Fair Tests Offered – Reduced Lab 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

We look forward to having you! If you cannot make it to this year’s health fair…don’t worry! We will have our annual Lab Fair September 2017!