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Welcome to the Gritman Medical Center newsroom and media center. Read the latest updates and news releases on our advancements in treatment, compassion-centered care, our people who make it possible, and how we serve the communities of our region.

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Gritman's CRNA team

Nationally Certified Expertise Combined with the Latest Technology

New Anesthesia Machines, Expert Team Provide Gritman Patients Coordinated Care Patients won’t feel a thing during their surgery if Greg ...

Establishing the Foundation for Foot Health

Gritman Podiatrist an Advocate for Preventative Care Dr. Brad Capawana wants you to be comfortable with your feet. “Our feet ...

Preparing you for your total joint replacement

Total knee and hip replacement classes offered monthly It is normal to have anxiety and plenty of questions when you ...
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Bringing Advanced Surgical Care to the Palouse

Gritman General Surgeons Advancing Compassionate Expertise in New Surgery Practice As our region’s health system, we are proud at Gritman ...

New Kendrick provider firmly planted in rural medicine

Kendrick Family Care provider Jennifer Rouse makes it her mission to ensure rural residents of all ages have consistent access ...

‘Gritman has medicine of the heart’

(Pictured above: Wendy Smiley-Johnson holds her new grandson, Jaxx.) One year ago Wendy Smiley-Johnson was unsure if she would ever ...
Gritman Lead Hostess Sandy Smith is pictured with Chief Financial Officer Dani Lynas, Chief Experience Officer Scott Nelson and Food Services Director Todd Unger.

Lead Hostess Demonstrates a Passion for Her Patients

Sandy Smith Presented 2021 Gritman Way Award Sandy Smith’s appointed rounds take her to patient care rooms all across Gritman ...

Chief Clinics Officer Directing a Medical Symphony

Gritman's Gretta Jarolimek is passionate about patient service Gretta Jarolimek sees herself as a “conductor,” helping to perform a well-orchestrated ...

Help First Responders: Join the Idaho Yellow Dot Program

(Pictured above) Gritman Emergency Department Director Nicole Wheaton and Moscow Volunteer Fire Department Division Chief Debby Carscallen encourage Palouse motorist ...
Gritman CEO Kara Besst receives the University of Idaho President's Medallion on behalf of Gritman Medical Center from U of I President Scott Green and Provost Torrey Lawrence.

Gritman’s COVID Response Recognized with Major University of Idaho Award

Gritman, U of I Teams Given 2021 President’s Medallion Gritman Medical Center’s unprecedented effort to ramp up Moscow’s COVID-19 pandemic ...

Now offering teen and adolescent wellness exams with sports physicals

Gritman|Moscow Family Medicine’s Sports Medicine Clinic is now offering teen and adolescent wellness exams with sports physicals. Annual adolescent and ...

Support spurs Latah Recovery Center facility upgrades

The Latah Recovery Center never closed its doors during the COVID-19 pandemic. A proud partner in serving people in recovery, ...

COVID-19 emergency responses

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Vaccine clinic inspires return to ‘Community with a Big ‘C’

Vaccine clinic inspires return to ‘Community with a Big ‘C’

Moscow resident Sherri Haight praises kindness, efficiency of Gritman vaccine clinic Sherri Haight expected to receive her first dose of ...

COVID-19 vaccines now fully open in Health District #2

Following an announcement from Public Health District #2, COVID-19 vaccinations are now open for anyone 16 years of age or ...

Gritman Medical Center opens COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration for people 65+

People 65 years of age and older can now pre-register to receive the COVID-19 vaccine through Gritman Medical Center. If ...

COVID-19 testing, hospitalization and vaccination updates

We have suspended our weekly COVID-19 updates as of June 3, 2021, based on the following conditions: 
  • We have completed our COVID-19 mass vaccination clinic operations, which provided more than 13,000 doses to people in our region. 
  • Public Health Idaho North Central District has moved Latah County to the "Green," or "Minimal Risk," category. 
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the City of Moscow have revised their recommendations on some safety protocols for vaccinated individuals regarding the use of facemasks and other measures. 
Much of the information in the weekly update is publicly available through Public Health Idaho North Central District and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. All other hospital and clinic COVID-19-related services, safety measures and protocols continue to be in effect. Updated information is always available at gritman.org/coronavirus.  

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, positive inpatient hospital admissions, and our progress with COVID-19 vaccinations. We will continue to update information on a regular basis.

Total COVID-19 test samples resulted(1): 58,602
7-day positivity rate: 3.79% (22 positives/580 total tests)
14-day positivity rate: 4.08% (50 positives/1,225 total tests)
Total patients admitted to the hospital for inpatient
care who tested positive for COVID-19 (2)(3):
48
Total COVID-19 vaccine doses administered (4): 12,125
Total number of individuals vaccinated (5): 6,651
Data reported as of: 05/05/21 11:59 PM


(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.
(3) Due to patient privacy considerations, we are not releasing daily hospital admission and discharge information at this time. As a small hospital in a rural area, publicly reporting daily admission and discharge information for a specific condition presents privacy challenges.
(4) Total of all COVID-19 vaccination doses including first and second doses administered through Gritman Medical Center.
(5) Total count of unique individuals who have received either their first or second vaccination dose through Gritman Medical Center.

 

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, positive inpatient hospital admissions, and our progress with COVID-19 vaccinations. We will continue to update information on a regular basis.

Total COVID-19 test samples resulted(1): 58,022
7-day positivity rate: 4.34% (28 positives/645 total tests)
14-day positivity rate: 5.12% (68 positives/1,328 total tests)
Total patients admitted to the hospital for inpatient
care who tested positive for COVID-19 (2)(3):
47
Total COVID-19 vaccine doses administered (4): 11,155
Total number of individuals vaccinated (5): 6,394
Data reported as of: 04/28/21 11:59 PM


(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.
(3) Due to patient privacy considerations, we are not releasing daily hospital admission and discharge information at this time. As a small hospital in a rural area, publicly reporting daily admission and discharge information for a specific condition presents privacy challenges.
(4) Total of all COVID-19 vaccination doses including first and second doses administered through Gritman Medical Center.
(5) Total count of unique individuals who have received either their first or second vaccination dose through Gritman Medical Center.

 

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, positive inpatient hospital admissions, and our progress with COVID-19 vaccinations. We will continue to update information on a regular basis.

Total COVID-19 test samples resulted(1): 57,387
7-day positivity rate: 5.86% (40 positives/683 total tests)
14-day positivity rate: 5.79% (82 positives/1,417 total tests)
Total patients admitted to the hospital for inpatient
care who tested positive for COVID-19 (2)(3):
46
Total COVID-19 vaccine doses administered (4): 10,104
Total number of individuals vaccinated (5): 6,389
Data reported as of: 04/21/21 11:59 PM


(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.
(3) Due to patient privacy considerations, we are not releasing daily hospital admission and discharge information at this time. As a small hospital in a rural area, publicly reporting daily admission and discharge information for a specific condition presents privacy challenges.
(4) Total of all COVID-19 vaccination doses including first and second doses administered through Gritman Medical Center.
(5) Total count of unique individuals who have received either their first or second vaccination dose through Gritman Medical Center.

 

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, positive inpatient hospital admissions, and our progress with COVID-19 vaccinations. We will continue to update information on a regular basis.

Total COVID-19 test samples resulted(1): 56,707
7-day positivity rate: 5.72% (42 positives/734 total tests)
14-day positivity rate: 4.23% (77 positives/1819 total tests)
Total patients admitted to the hospital for inpatient
care who tested positive for COVID-19 (2)(3):
45
Total COVID-19 vaccine doses administered (4): 9,252
Total number of individuals vaccinated (5): 5,886
Data reported as of: 04/14/21 11:59 PM


(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.
(3) Due to patient privacy considerations, we are not releasing daily hospital admission and discharge information at this time. As a small hospital in a rural area, publicly reporting daily admission and discharge information for a specific condition presents privacy challenges.
(4) Total of all COVID-19 vaccination doses including first and second doses administered through Gritman Medical Center.
(5) Total count of unique individuals who have received either their first or second vaccination dose through Gritman Medical Center.

 

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