Entries by Jessica Godderz

Bonner General Health Receives Qualis Health Award of Excellence in Healthcare Quality for the Third Consecutive Year

Bonner General Health received the Qualis Health Award of Excellence for their Antibiotic Stewardship program that works to prevent the overuse, misuse, and abuse of antibiotics. Bonner General Health received a Qualis Health Award of Excellence in 2017 for “Code Stork” their emergency cesarean section protocol, and in 2016 for their Telestroke program. Qualis Health […]

Mental Health First Aid Courses to be taught at Northwest Hospital Alliance Critical Access Hospitals: Shoshone Medical Center to Host in June

‘Mental Health First Aid’ Training to be held on Thursday, June 14, from 8 AM to 5 PM. Location: Shoshone Medical Center Community Outreach Center: 9 Country Club Lane, Pinehurst, ID 83850 This training is approved for 7.25 continuing education contact hours for registered nurses. Who Should Attend: Healthcare professionals, law enforcement, fire fighters, EMS […]

Northwest Hospital Alliance: April Nursing Grand Rounds

Topic: The Cost of Being Human: A Discussion About Human Trafficking On Tuesday, April 10 staff from Kootenai Health will present Nursing Grand Rounds on human trafficking. The presentation will include: Discussion on the prevalence of human trafficking Recognizing physical and psychosocial indicators that a person may be a human trafficking victim Description of what […]

Mental Health First Aid Courses to be taught at Northwest Hospital Alliance Critical Access Hospitals: Benewah Community Hospital to host in April

On Tuesday, April 3, Benewah Community Hospital will host a training on Mental Health First Aid’ which teaches individuals how to help those experiencing mental health challenges or crises. Who Should Attend: Healthcare professionals, law enforcement, fire fighters, EMS personnel and people who have a person with mental health issues or crisis in their personal […]

Northwest Hospital Alliance: February Nursing Grand Rounds

Topic: Choking on a No Code Status: Discussions on Advance Directives and Moral Distress in Healthcare. On Tuesday, February 13 staff from Shoshone Medical Center and Kootenai Health will present on Choking on a No Code Status: Discussions on Advance Directives and Moral Distress in Healthcare. The presentation will include: Understanding advanced directives (purposes, limitations, scopes […]

Day Egusquiza Provided Utilization Management Training in North Idaho

Nationally known speaker and trainer facilitated a Utilization Management Training on Tuesday, May 16 at Bonner General Health. The training included a combination of formal classes and interactive sessions as well as case scenarios from Idaho hospitals. Topics included: The Key Elements Necessary to Be Successful With Payer Rules, Documentation Guidelines and Ongoing Provider & […]

Northwest Hospital Alliance Conference on Navigating Patients Through Care Transitions and Improving Continuity of Care a Huge Success

Bringing together some of the best thinkers in health care transitions and patient centered care, the conference speakers and topics provided opportunity for attendees to explore how to connect and improve continuity across the continuum of care. “This continuity of care benefits our patients and helps us to improve the use of health care resources,” […]

Navigating Through Care Transitions Conference April 19 and 20, 2017

Improve continuity of care while empowering patients to be their own healthcare advocates. Conference Agenda Transitions of care is one of the biggest topics in healthcare today. The Navigating Through Care Transitions: Improving Continuity of Care Conference will bring together the multidisciplinary team for a dynamic and interactive event to learn models of care and […]

KOOTENAI HEALTH REAFFIRMS MAGNET® STATUS – THE GOLD STANDARD FOR NURSING EXCELLENCE

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) granted Kootenai Health Magnet recognition for the third time; Kootenai has held Magnet status since 2006 and is one of only two Magnet hospitals in the state of Idaho. Magnet designation is the highest and most prestigious international distinction a health care organization can receive for nursing excellence. The […]

Northwest Antimicrobial Stewardship Summit Resources

The Northwest Hospital Alliance recently hosted the Northwest Antimicrobial Stewardship Summit. The Summit was meant to be a launch to form a regional, if not statewide, effort toward developing Antimicrobial Stewardship Plans for facilities, but more than that, to work as a unified community to change the way antibiotics are thought of and prescribed – […]