How We Do It

Regional Impact

Together, the Northwest Hospital Alliance members can affect health care quality, value, cost and access to services. 

Professional Peer to Peer Networking

The Northwest Hospital Alliance facilitates collaborative Peer Networking Groups that meet on a regular basis. The groups discuss topical issues, exchange ideas, develop and implement special projects. These groups work to enhance value, improve quality and share best practices to improve performance both individually and collectively.

By working together, we can achieve significant administrative, operational and clinical efficiencies that would not otherwise be possible for the members acting on their own.

By developing solutions together, the members aim to improve the quality of patient care, improve the health of rural population, and reduce per capita costs of healthcare services. Most of the groups meet on a quarterly basis.

Projects and Initiatives

  • Education – Providing national level best practice education opportunities locally
  • Sharing information, policies and problem solving
  • Workforce Development
  • Group Contracting and Cost Savings
  • Information Systems
  • Shared Services
  • Care Transitions and North Idaho Connections
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Regional Palliative Care and Advance Directives
  • Opioid Misuse
  • DNV Accreditation
  • Behavioral Health and Suicide Prevention


The Northwest Hospital Alliance began as a grant funded program through a three year federal grant from the Office of Rural Health in 1991. Since that time, over nine million dollars in grant resources have been brought into our region through partnerships with the Hospital Alliance.