Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinics, Orofino, and St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics, Cottonwood Introduce New Names, Brands and Vision as Part of Integration into Kootenai Health Regional Health System , headquartered in Coeur d’Alene.
As of May 27, the Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinics will be known as Clearwater Valley Health and St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics will be known as St. Mary’s Health. Clinic locations for each organization will include the name of the hospital as well as a location-specific identifier. For example: St. Mary’s Health Kamiah Clinic and Clearwater Valley Health Orofino Clinic.
Each organization’s new identity features the “Spark” of Kootenai Health, an icon that means reaching out and working together to improve healthcare represented by a stylized medical cross. The names honor the long and famous history of these community hospitals, while also focusing on the bright future ahead. United as a healthcare system, the three logos share a color, fonts and style that symbolize their connected and collaborative relationship.
St. Mary’s Health and Clearwater Valley Health will also adopt the majority of Kootenai Health’s vision statement, with one exception. St. Mary’s and Clearwater will replace Kootenai Health’s goal of becoming a “premier medical destination” to become a “leader in rural health care” instead. The organizations updated vision will be: A connected team, boldly transforming the healthcare experience, to become a leader in rural healthcare.
“As we move into the next chapter of our integration, we are excited to introduce these new identities. These names and logos are a visual representation of the new level of connectivity of our three organizations, ”said Lenne Bonner, CEO of Clearwater Valley Health and St. Mary’s Health. “Today we celebrate our incredible story, but we also look forward to a bright future as a connected team.”
As part of the Kootenai Health regional health care system, Clearwater Valley and St. Mary’s will be able to provide more resources and services to patients in their local communities.
“By working together as a health care network, we are able to multiply our strengths,” said Bonner. “We will have expanded access to more specialists, additional expertise and immediate consultation for complex cases. This, combined with the benefits of shared best practices and policies, will lead to better patient outcomes for all. “
In April 2020, the two hospitals officially integrated Kootenai Health. The three hospitals share several important ideals, including the importance of decision-making at the local level and the understanding that as healthcare evolves, the need for partnerships has never been greater.
Although the names and brand are changing, both hospitals will retain their current structures and boards of directors. St. Mary’s Health will retain its Catholic identity and remain a denominational institution. Bonner will remain in the role of CEO for both organizations and the organizations will continue to operate under the supervision of local management.
“Kootenai Health has a long history of collaborating with other critical access medical providers and hospitals in the five counties of northern Idaho,” said Jon Ness, CEO of Kootenai Health. “We know that patients are more successful when they are able to get the care they need close to home. The integration of our three organizations will help keep patients from northern Idaho in northern Idaho. “
Today, the three organizations celebrate this relationship, the benefit for patients and the bright future.
“When one person is working, we move, but when everyone is working together, we move forward,” Ness said. “By working as a single health system, we are making quality patient care available to more patients in more communities. We look forward to continuing our journey together to help meet the needs of northern Idaho communities for generations to come.
About Clearwater Valley Health and St. Mary’s Health:
Clearwater Valley Health and St. Mary’s Health are award-winning critical access hospitals serving the health care needs of communities in northern Idaho. Clearwater Valley Health is located in Orofino, Idaho. It has a clinic located in Orofino, a rural health clinic in Pierce and a physiotherapy clinic located in Orofino. St. Mary’s Health is located in Cottonwood, Idaho. It has five clinics located in Cottonwood, Grangeville, Kamiah, Craigmont and Nezperce, and three physiotherapy clinics located in Cottonwood, Grangeville and Kamiah. In addition to a deep commitment to providing sustainable and high-value health care to their communities, Clearwater Valley and St. Mary’s strive to be leaders in rural health care through continuous innovation. . Their combined service area is 28,756 people in Clearwater, Idaho and Lewis counties. Clearwater Valley and St. Mary’s Health are part of Kootenai Health. To find out more, visit: smh-cvh.org
Kootenai Health provides comprehensive medical services to patients in Northern Idaho and the Interior Northwest. Its main campus is located in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and includes a 331-bed community hospital. Kootenai Health is accredited by DNV. He also holds the Magnet designation for Excellence in Nursing, the Level III Trauma Center designation, the Level III NICU designation, and accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Kootenai is recognized as a Center of Excellence for Total Knee and Hip Replacements, as one of the Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals, Gallup Great Workplace Award Winner, an “A” rated facility for patient safety and a organization rated “A” for its financial strength by Standard and Poor. Kootenai Health is also a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network.
Kootenai is known in the region for its cardiac care, orthopedics, oncology, women’s and children’s services, and behavioral health programs. The Kootenai Clinic is made up of 193 advanced physicians and practitioners who provide primary and specialist care at practice locations across the region. For more information, visit www.kh.org.