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Comprehensive physical and occupational therapy

Comprehensive physical and occupational therapy

Integrated care for the best possible orthopedic outcome Our team of highly-skilled physical and occupational therapists brings decades of experience ...

Peripheral artery disease: An often silent but deadly disease

Twenty percent of people who are 65 and older have peripheral artery disease (PAD), a condition that develops when the ...

Staying at peak performance

Gritman|MFM sports medicine physician adds expertise, specialized clinic From performance athletes to outdoor enthusiasts, we are fortunate to live in ...
Delivering exceptional care for new parents

Delivering exceptional care for new parents

We are always ready for the unexpected Deliveries don’t always go as planned. But at our award-winning Family Birth Center, ...

Gritman orthopedic surgery helps heal the Vandals

‘I’m able to get back out there and be a dad again’ In roughly three weeks the University of Idaho ...

Healing expertise and compassion before and after your surgery

A mission-centered patient care team focused on you Having surgery can be a source of hope for healing and return ...
Gritman volunteer Carolyn Strong honored by Gov. Little

Gritman volunteer Carolyn Strong honored by Gov. Little

Gritman Auxiliary President Carolyn Strong was awarded the 2020 Leader of Volunteer Excellence Award by the Idaho Hospital Association. For ...

When should I go to QuickCARE instead of my primary doctor?

Establishing primary care is good for your overall, long-term health (Part 2 of a three-part series exploring the importance of ...

Coordinated care for better results

Having a primary care provider can help you live longer and healthier (Part 1 of a three-part series exploring the ...
Committed to providing primary care in your community

Committed to providing primary care in your community

Rural clinics ensure everyone has access to health care (Part 3 of a three-part series exploring the importance of establishing ...

Partnering for a healthier community

National Recovery Month in September is an opportunity to celebrate our friends and loved ones in recovery from mental and ...

Gritman works to improve health care in rural communities

Gritman Medical Center and Idaho’s other 26 critical access hospitals have been recognized by a federal agency for their efforts ...

COVID-19

Gritman Medical Center is working quickly to respond to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 public health emergency. As part of this process, we are making several changes to protect the health and safety of our patients, staff, doctors, nurses and the community.

COVID-19 emergency responses

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Help combat the misinformation around COVID-19

Help combat the misinformation around COVID-19

There is plenty of misinformation regarding COVID-19 floating around, and we know filtering out the facts from the fiction can ...

Gritman Medical Center COVID-19 situation and testing update, drive-through testing site

Gritman Medical Center is working in partnership with local, regional and state officials to respond to the rise in COVID-19 ...

Keeping your children safe this summer

Dr. Meghan Kusko, family practice physician and obstetrician at Gritman|Moscow Family Medicine As Idaho has begun to reopen, many parents ...

COVID-19 testing and hospitalization updates

As part of our effort to keep the region informed of COVID-19 activity in Latah County, we are providing this update on test samples collected, average positivity rates over 7- and 14-day periods, and positive inpatient hospital admissions. We will continue to update this information on a regular basis.

Total COVID-19 test samples resulted(1): 22,618
7-day positivity rate: 2.25% (98 positives/4,355 total tests)
14-day positivity rate: 3.42% (215 positives/6,295 total tests)
Total patients admitted to the hospital for inpatient
care who tested positive for COVID-19 (2):
5
Data reported as of: Oct. 14, 2020 11:59PM

(1) This number reflects the total cumulative count of all COVID-19 test samples (polymerase chain reaction – PCR) resulted by Gritman Medical Center, Gritman | Moscow Family Medicine and the University of Idaho testing site operated in partnership with Gritman Medical Center.
(2) This number reflects the total cumulative count of all patients admitted to the hospital for inpatient care who tested positive for COVID-19. Hospitalizations are reported in a manner consistent with how they are reported to the regional and national public health authorities.

Follow our updates at gritman.org/coronavirus and gritman.org/newsroom.

As part of our effort to keep the region informed of COVID-19 activity in Latah County, we are providing this update on test samples collected, average positivity rates over 7- and 14-day periods, and positive inpatient hospital admissions. We will continue to update this information on a regular basis.

Total COVID-19 test samples resulted(1): 18,299
7-day positivity rate: 6.03%
14-day positivity rate: 8.78%
Total patients admitted to the hospital for inpatient
care who tested positive for COVID-19 (2):
3
Data reported as of: Oct. 7, 2020 11:59PM

(1) This number reflects the total cumulative count of all COVID-19 test samples resulted by Gritman Medical Center, Gritman | Moscow Family Medicine and the University of Idaho testing site operated in partnership with Gritman Medical Center.
(2) This number reflects the total cumulative count of all patients admitted to the hospital for inpatient care who tested positive for COVID-19. Hospitalizations are reported in a manner consistent with how they are reported to the regional and national public health authorities.

Follow our updates at gritman.org/coronavirus and gritman.org/newsroom.

As part of our effort to keep the region informed of COVID-19 activity in Latah County, we are providing this update on test samples collected, average positivity rates over 7- and 14-day periods, and positive inpatient hospital admissions. We will continue to update this information on a regular basis.

Total COVID-19 test samples resulted(1): 16,319
7-day positivity rate: 11.31%
14-day positivity rate: 10.12%
Total patients admitted to the hospital for inpatient
care who tested positive for COVID-19 (2):
3
Data reported as of: Sept. 30, 2020 11:59PM

(1) This number reflects the total cumulative count of all COVID-19 test samples resulted by Gritman Medical Center, Gritman | Moscow Family Medicine and the University of Idaho testing site operated in partnership with Gritman Medical Center.
(2) This number reflects the total cumulative count of all patients admitted to the hospital for inpatient care who tested positive for COVID-19. Hospitalizations are reported in a manner consistent with how they are reported to the regional and national public health authorities.

Follow our updates at gritman.org/coronavirus and gritman.org/newsroom.

As part of our effort to keep the region informed of COVID-19 activity in Latah County, we are providing this update on test samples collected, average positivity rates over 7- and 14-day periods, and positive inpatient hospital admissions. We will continue to update this information on a regular basis.

Total COVID-19 test samples resulted(1): 15,157
7-day positivity rate: 9.70%
14-day positivity rate: 6.92%
Total patients admitted to the hospital for inpatient
care who tested positive for COVID-19 (2):
3
Data reported as of: September 24, 2020 11:59PM

(1) This number reflects the total cumulative count of all COVID-19 test samples resulted by Gritman Medical Center, Gritman | Moscow Family Medicine and the University of Idaho testing site operated in partnership with Gritman Medical Center.
(2) This number reflects the total cumulative count of all patients admitted to the hospital for inpatient care who tested positive for COVID-19. Hospitalizations are reported in a manner consistent with how they are reported to the regional and national public health authorities.

Follow our updates at gritman.org/coronavirus and gritman.org/newsroom.