About the Alliance

The Northwest Hospital Alliance serves as a collaborative network to assist our members in offering high quality, cost effective health care in our communities.

The Alliance is organized to ensure each hospital’s autonomy, while providing support to address changes in the healthcare environment. The cornerstone of the network relationship is the preservation of community hospital independence and economic strength. Each member hospital maintains its organizational structure and the identity and image that has made it visible in the local community. Each member is represented on the board.

Currently, the Northwest Hospital Alliance includes five independent hospitals: Benewah Community Hospital (St. Maries), Bonner General Health (Sandpoint), Boundary Community Hospital (Bonners Ferry), Kootenai Health (Coeur d’Alene) and Shoshone Medical Center (Kellogg), with room to grow in the future.

This network of hospitals is devoted to improving the health status of our communities by providing a collaborative approach to regional health care delivery and preserving the economic strength of local providers. Healthcare in rural communities is absolutely essential component of quality of life for rural residents.

The Northwest Hospital Alliance role is to facilitate and coordinate strategies, synergies, relationships, products and services that will improve delivery, access and quality, while controlling the cost of healthcare in our member communities.