Mission, Vision, and History
The Northwest Hospital Alliance exists to provide a regional cooperative approach to the delivery of rural health care in the five northern counties of Idaho.
- Maintaining current hospital / healthcare facility relationships and developing more formal, strategic relationships where beneficial
- Successfully keeping appropriate care in the local communities and / or northern Idaho
- Developing relationships with physicians and other strategic partners
- Integrating the flow of financial and clinical information between facilities
- Addressing community health issues (access to care, immunizations, teen pregnancy, etc.)
- Quality – Continually improve the quality of care, efficiency, and health care services in northern Idaho.
- Teamwork – Develop cooperative relationships, joint ventures, and affiliations that benefit the health care providers in northern Idaho.
- Integrity – Behave in an ethical and legally compliant manner and in a way to foster and build trust between communities.
- Community Health – Improve the health of the communities we serve.
- Together, the Alliance members can affect health care quality, value, cost and access to services.
The CEO’s of the five hospitals in northern Idaho came together in 1991 to develop a structure to work together towards the betterment of regional health services. These hospital administrators recognized the common needs in their healthcare organizations, and the ability to be more effective and efficient by collaborating and working together.
These hospitals included Boundary Community Hospital, Bonner General Health, Kootenai Health, Shoshone Medical Center and Benewah Community Hospital.
In 2006 the group formally incorporated and received non-profit 501c3 status in 2008.