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Feature Article

Gritman has invested in an expanded clinical leadership team to help elevate patient care and service throughout our regional network of primary care, QuickCARE, internal medicine and specialty clinics. Pictured are the clinics leadership team of Christina Metcalf, Edie Wade, Gretta Jarolimek, Rachael Wessels and Danielle Engle.

An Exceptional Clinic System, Close to Home

Gritman’s Clinic Network Evolves To Better Serve Patients Across the Region The Gritman Way extends far beyond the walls of the hospital founded by Dr. Gritman in Moscow more than 120 years ago. Doctors, providers, nurses and staff in our clinics throughout Latah County—Moscow, Potlatch, Kendrick and Troy—all work together to coordinate care and ensure patients have a consistent experience no matter where they have an appointment. “People think of ...
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Patients at Gritman are treated using advanced technology.

Advanced Technology Advancing Treatment

Fluoroscopy, Anesthesia, Telemetry Among Equipment Upgrades Assisting with Patient Care The quality of care patients receive from the Gritman Medical ...

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 ...
Stress Management - Managing Stress and Anxiety

Stress Management: Options for Stress and Anxiety

A fine line exists between anxiety and stress. Who’s not worried about something these days? Worry comes from both stress ...

Gritman Pulmonologist ‘A Miracle Worker’

Moscow’s Judy Morris Thankful for Pulmonology Dr. Shrestha’s Thoughtful Care, Kind Demeanor It was a referral to Dr. Pranabh Shrestha ...

Early Breast Cancer Detection Saves Lives

Annual Mammogram Screenings with Advanced Technology Available at the Gritman Women’s Imaging Center Breast cancer ranks just after skin cancer ...
Internal medicine physician Dr. Christopher Bullard treats admitted hospital patients one week a month as a member of Gritman’s hospitalist team.

Consistent Hospital Care, Exceptional Treatment

Dual Work as Hospitalist, Internal Medicine Provider Benefits Gritman Patients On some days, Dr. Christopher Bullard sees every patient admitted ...

Diabetes Diagnosis: Small Changes Make the Difference

Gritman Clinical Nutrition and Diabetes Offers Classes, Individualized Treatment as Part of Care Plans The biggest message Nancy Kure tries ...

Expanding Access to Exceptional Care

Find a Doctor for Your Care Needs We wouldn’t be able to provide our patients with excellent care if it ...
Jade Starry, Sheri Wadsworth and Raelea Dixon train on pediatric simulation mannequins as part of a bi-weekly classroom experience. The Registered Nurses are part of Gritman's Nurse Residency Program that combines clinical rotations with classroom development.

Training Rotations Help Grow Our Own

Nurse Residency Program Embeds Recent Graduates with Experienced Clinical Staff Even the most subtle signs can help nurses treat breathing ...

Courtyard Cafe: Food for the Soul

Gritman Dining Recipes Add Flavor to Exceptional Care Gritman Dining Director Todd Unger is the master chef behind some of ...

An Exceptional Clinic System, Close to Home

Gritman’s Clinic Network Evolves To Better Serve Patients Across the Region The Gritman Way extends far beyond the walls of ...
COVID-19 What We Know About Omicron

COVID-19 Update: What We Know About Omicron

Learn More About the Recently Discovered COVID-19 Omicron Variant with Dr. John Brown What do we need to know about ...

UPDATE: Nov. 6 Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Full

UPDATE: Appointments for our Nov. 6 pediatric COVID-19 vaccination clinic have filled. Additional vaccine resources are available at vaccines.gov. Online ...

COVID-19 Infection Stages and Treatment Options

Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Brown Explains COVID-19 Disease Progression and Common Treatments Care for COVID-19 is complex and unique ...

COVID-19 Testing and Hospitalization Updates

We are providing our weekly update on COVID-19 test samples collected, average positivity rates and positive inpatient hospital admissions.

This week’s report covers a six-day period and is being released one day early because of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Additional information breaking down COVID-19 cases by age and other demographics is updated daily by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and Public Health Idaho–North Central District.

COVID-19 Weekly Reporting (Data reported as of 11:59 p.m. 11/23/21)

6-day positivity rate(1): 6.70% (12 positives/179 total tests)
13-day positivity rate(1): 7.86% (40 positives/509 total tests)
New patients admitted to the hospital for inpatient care in the past week who tested positive for COVID-19 (2): 2
Total cumulative count of patients admitted to the hospital for inpatient care who tested positive for COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic(3): 158
Cumulative COVID-19-related deaths in Latah County since the beginning of the pandemic(4): 40
COVID-19-related deaths in Latah County since June 1(4): 29

 


 

Total COVID-19 Positive Inpatient Admissions Since June 1, 2021(5)

(The date of June 1, 2021, was selected because vaccinations were widely distributed and available by that time.)

Unvaccinated 81 (80.20%)
Vaccinated 19 (18.81%)
Unable to Determine(6) 1 (0.99%)
TOTAL: 101 (100%)

(1) This number reflects the positivity rate for COVID-19 test samples (polymerase chain reaction – PCR) resulted by Gritman Medical Center for the time period listed.
(2) Inpatient admissions data is calculated since issue of the previous week’s report. 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.
(3) This number reflects the total cumulative count of all patients admitted to the hospital for inpatient care who tested positive for COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. Hospitalizations are reported in a manner consistent with how they are reported to the regional and national public health authorities.
(4) As reported by public health authorities.
(5) The date of June 1, 2021, was selected because vaccinations were widely distributed and available by that time.
(6) It is not always possible to determine the vaccination status of a patient.

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

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We are providing our weekly update on test samples collected, average positivity rates over 7- and 14-day periods and positive inpatient hospital admissions, including the vaccination status of patients admitted to the hospital who tested positive for COVID-19 since June 1.

Gritman Medical Center continues to operate under contingent standards of care and we will change our status as the situation requires. Our hospital and clinics are open and safe for care–please do not defer the care you need.

Additional information breaking down COVID-19 cases by age and other demographics is updated daily by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and Public Health Idaho–North Central District.

COVID-19 Weekly Reporting (Data reported as 11:59 p.m. 11/17/21)

7-day positivity rate(1): 7.72% (22 positives/285 total tests)
14-day positivity rate(1): 8.66% (51 positives/589 total tests)
New patients admitted to the hospital for inpatient care in the past week who tested positive for COVID-19 (2): 0
Total cumulative count of patients admitted to the hospital for inpatient care who tested positive for COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic(3): 156
Cumulative COVID-19-related deaths in Latah County since the beginning of the pandemic(4): 39
COVID-19-related deaths in Latah County since June 1(4): 28

 


 

Total COVID-19 Positive Inpatient Admissions Since June 1, 2021(5)

(The date of June 1, 2021, was selected because vaccinations were widely distributed and available by that time.)

Unvaccinated 79 (79.80%)
Vaccinated 19 (19.19%)
Unable to Determine(6) 1 (1.01%)
TOTAL: 99 (100%)

(1) This number reflects the positivity rate for COVID-19 test samples (polymerase chain reaction – PCR) resulted by Gritman Medical Center for the time period listed.
(2) Inpatient admissions data is calculated since issue of the previous week’s report. 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.
(3) This number reflects the total cumulative count of all patients admitted to the hospital for inpatient care who tested positive for COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. Hospitalizations are reported in a manner consistent with how they are reported to the regional and national public health authorities.
(4) As reported by public health authorities.
(5) The date of June 1, 2021, was selected because vaccinations were widely distributed and available by that time.
(6) It is not always possible to determine the vaccination status of a patient.

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

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We are providing our weekly update on test samples collected, average positivity rates over 7- and 14-day periods and positive inpatient hospital admissions, including the vaccination status of patients admitted to the hospital who tested positive for COVID-19 since June 1.

Gritman Medical Center continues to operate under contingent standards of care and we will change our status as the situation requires. Our hospital and clinics are open and safe for care–please do not defer the care you need.

Additional information breaking down COVID-19 cases by age and other demographics is updated daily by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and Public Health Idaho–North Central District.

COVID-19 Weekly Reporting (Data reported as 11:59 p.m. 11/10/21)

7-day positivity rate(1): 9.54% (29 positives/304 total tests)
14-day positivity rate(1): 8.80% (50 positives/568 total tests)
New patients admitted to the hospital for inpatient care in the past week who tested positive for COVID-19 (2): 3
Total cumulative count of patients admitted to the hospital for inpatient care who tested positive for COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic(3): 156
Cumulative COVID-19-related deaths in Latah County since the beginning of the pandemic(4): 37
COVID-19-related deaths in Latah County since June 1(4): 26

 


 

Total COVID-19 Positive Inpatient Admissions Since June 1, 2021(5)

(The date of June 1, 2021, was selected because vaccinations were widely distributed and available by that time.)

Unvaccinated 76 (76.77%)
Vaccinated 19 (19.19%)
Unable to Determine(6) 4 (4.04%)
TOTAL: 99 (100%)

(1) This number reflects the positivity rate for COVID-19 test samples (polymerase chain reaction – PCR) resulted by Gritman Medical Center for the time period listed.
(2) Inpatient admissions data is calculated since issue of the previous week’s report. 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.
(3) This number reflects the total cumulative count of all patients admitted to the hospital for inpatient care who tested positive for COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. Hospitalizations are reported in a manner consistent with how they are reported to the regional and national public health authorities.
(4) As reported by public health authorities.
(5) The date of June 1, 2021, was selected because vaccinations were widely distributed and available by that time.
(6) It is not always possible to determine the vaccination status of a patient.

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

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We are providing our weekly update on test samples collected, average positivity rates over 7- and 14-day periods and positive inpatient hospital admissions, including the vaccination status of patients admitted to the hospital who tested positive for COVID-19 since June 1.

Gritman Medical Center continues to operate under contingent standards of care and we will change our status as the situation requires. Our hospital and clinics are open and safe for care–please do not defer the care you need.

Additional information breaking down COVID-19 cases by age and other demographics is updated daily by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and Public Health Idaho–North Central District.

COVID-19 Weekly Reporting (Data reported as 11:59 p.m. 11/3/21)

7-day positivity rate(1): 7.95% (21 positives/264 total tests)
14-day positivity rate(1): 12.61% (74 positives/587 total tests)
New patients admitted to the hospital for inpatient care in the past week who tested positive for COVID-19 (2): 3
Total cumulative count of patients admitted to the hospital for inpatient care who tested positive for COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic(3): 153
Cumulative COVID-19-related deaths in Latah County since the beginning of the pandemic(4): 36
COVID-19-related deaths in Latah County since June 1(4): 26

 


 

Total COVID-19 Positive Inpatient Admissions Since June 1, 2021(5)

(The date of June 1, 2021, was selected because vaccinations were widely distributed and available by that time.)

Unvaccinated 76 (79.17%)
Vaccinated 17 (17.71%)
Unable to Determine(6) 3 (3.13%)
TOTAL: 96 (100%)

(1) This number reflects the positivity rate for COVID-19 test samples (polymerase chain reaction – PCR) resulted by Gritman Medical Center for the time period listed.
(2) Inpatient admissions data is calculated since issue of the previous week’s report. 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.
(3) This number reflects the total cumulative count of all patients admitted to the hospital for inpatient care who tested positive for COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. Hospitalizations are reported in a manner consistent with how they are reported to the regional and national public health authorities.
(4) As reported by public health authorities.
(5) The date of June 1, 2021, was selected because vaccinations were widely distributed and available by that time.
(6) It is not always possible to determine the vaccination status of a patient.

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

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