As Kootenai Health offers more services to care for the patients and families of northern Idaho, more people are coming to our hospital for care. More space is needed to take care for our patients and to make room for improvements in our existing facility. That’s why we are building a new three-story addition.
Kootenai Health’s $57 million, three-story expansion is scheduled to open in the spring of 2016. The expansion will adjoin the east side of the existing hospital. Its first two floors will include a family birth center, neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), more patient rooms, a new hospital entrance and registration area, and expanded visitor waiting areas. The third floor will be staged for completion at a later date.
With thanks to our board, physicians, staff, and construction team, we are pleased to report that our expansion is on time and under budget. We would also like to thank you for your patience and understanding as we’ve modified our entrance, changed our parking areas and taken extra efforts to ensure all our patients receive the care they need. Together we are improving health care for our community now and for years to come.