Entries by Danielle Larsson

Orthopedic Clinic Expands

January 18, 2017 The Orthopedic Clinic at Boundary Community Hospital is expanding. Mike Schicker, DO from North Idaho Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Ponderay will have specialist clinic hours on Friday mornings starting in January 2017. Dr. Schicker joins Dr. DiBenedetto and Travis Taylor, NP-C offering Boundary County residents two days of orthopedic clinic in […]

Hospital Auxiliary Raffle a Success

Hospital Auxiliary Raffle a Success December 16, 2017 Patients waiting at the Outpatient Services entrance at Boundary Community Hospital now have a place to sit. A hummingbird metal bench has been donated by the Boundary Community Hospital Auxiliary in memory of Annie Koon with the quote “Volunteers do not necessarily have the time, they have […]

Time Sensitive Emergencies – STEMI

By Stu Willis, MD Emergency Department Medical Director STEMI Center Medical Director Boundary Community Hospital Thump-Thump, Thump … Pain in the chest, down the left arm, shortness of breath, nausea, pale and clammy –  these are sure signs of a heart attack, right? Not always.  If you are female, have diabetes, or are elderly you […]

Time Sensitive Emergency – Trauma

WaaahYah! WaaahYah! WaaaYah!… By Dr. Stu Willis, Emergency Department Director The sudden sound of a vehicle crash…the sight of a bloody leg from a chain saw encounter…the thump, thump, thump of granny pivoting down the stairs…these all produce instant fear, anxiety, and worry for an episode of serious injury. As the first Pacific Northwest hospital […]

Time Sensitive Emergencies in Boundary County

Time Sensitive Emergencies in Boundary County Recent news events have highlighted the statewide Time Sensitive Emergency (TSE) initiative in Boundary County.  A tree falling on someone working in their yard has the Boundary Ambulance Service paramedics working with Boundary Community Hospital Emergency Department physicians to call in Life Flight Network to transport the patient directly […]

BoCo Backpacks Christmas Giving Tree

Christmas Giving Tree This year Boundary Community Hospital is sponsoring a Christmas Giving Tree in the Outpatient Services Lobby for the benefit of Boundary County children through the BoCo Backpacks program. Special limited edition, hand-crafted ornaments created by Naples, Mt. Hall and Valley View elementary school students will be available for a $10 suggested donation. […]

Fall Semester CNA Graduation

CNA Graduation Boundary Community Hospital and North Idaho College announced the graduation of the fall semester Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) class.  Pictured Left to right: Instructor, Tracey Maas, RN; Rebecca Maas;  Maureen Dammarell; Emma Hovis; Shelley Woodward; and in front: Bayleigh Nielsen. Next semester starts on January 10th and scholarships are available.  Scholarships include paid […]

Healthy Holiday Meal Planning

Healthy Holiday Meal Planning By Edna Eby MS RD LD Dietician, Diabetes Outreach Boundary Community Hospital It’s November and you are planning the annual holiday family dinner. Everyone loves Grandma’s famous southern sweet potato casserole and Aunt Louise’s Pumpkin Pie with plenty of whipped cream. But Uncle Bill and Cousin Ann are coming to dinner […]

Behind the Scenes: Quality Care

Quality Healthcare Close to Home By: Tari Yourzek, RN, BSN Chief Nursing Officer Sitting in a meeting of my peers recently, I was struck by how much time we spend talking about quality and what it means in healthcare and specifically to Boundary Community Hospital. As a hospital we have chosen to be accredited by […]

Break the Chain of Infection

By: Connie Sue Clum, RN, MSN Infection Prevention Nurse Boundary Community Hospital Bonners Ferry, ID – With the seasons changing, it is an excellent time to remind everyone that each of you play an important role in infection prevention.  Despite the variety of viruses and bacteria, germs spread from person to person through a common […]