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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 ...
Dr. Michael Fields

Family Medicine Doctor Treating Patients, Building Friendships

New Primary Care Dr. Michael Fields Looks To Build a Rapport with the Community It was a college job shadow ...

Expanded Surgical Access Benefitting the Community

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Physical Therapy: Getting You Back To Life

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Jim Matuska volunteers every week to help cancer patients find the resources they need through the Gritman Foundation Light A Candle program.

A Kind Ear and Helping Hand for Cancer Care

Deary Man Keeping Light A Candle Program Fires Burning Thursday is “volunteer day” for Jim Matuska. Each week, Matuska makes ...

Youth Volunteer a Continued Asset to Gritman

Defne Yuksel Nominated for Statewide Junior Volunteer of the Year Award Defne Yuksel has grown up volunteering at Gritman Medical ...

Loyal Gritman Supporter Remains a Proud Volunteer

Janie Nirk Nominated for Statewide LOVE Award Janie Nirk has spent more than two decades cheerily helping patients and visitors ...
Gritman | Moscow Family Medicine Dr. Bryn Parker, pictured here in 2016, has worked to foster a recruitment pipeline between the WWAMI program and the Family Medicine program at Gritman. Photos are courtesy of the University of Idaho.

Engaging the Next Generation of Doctors

Family Medicine Provider Dr. Bryn Parker a Valued Partner with Idaho Medical Program In many ways, Dr. Bryn Parker doubles ...

Gritman Achieves Level IV Trauma Care Designation

State-Level Certification Validates Exceptional Emergency Care Patients enter the Gritman Emergency Department knowing they can receive an exceptional level of ...

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 ...

COVID-19 emergency responses

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Gritman Responds to Activation of Crisis Standards of Care

Gritman Responds to Activation of Crisis Standards of Care in Northern Idaho

Gritman Medical Center is closely monitoring our staffing and patient levels as a result of a continued dramatic increase in ...

Gritman Joins Idaho Call for Medical Volunteers

Gritman Medical Center is joining with other Idaho hospitals to recruit area residents with medical experience to assist with our ...

Can-Do Spirit Protects Our Community

Gritman Family Exceeds Every Expectation in COVID-19 Response Watch the April 16 ceremony marking 10,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses provided through ...

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.

Total COVID-19 test samples resulted(1): 61,014
7-day positivity rate: 17.32% (62 positives/358 total tests)
14-day positivity rate: 15.29% (100 positives/654 total tests)
New patients admitted to the hospital for inpatient care in the past week who tested positive for COVID-19 (4): 4
Data reported as of: 08/18/21 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 since the beginning of the pandemic.
(2) Inpatient admissions data is calculated since issue of the previous week’s report.

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.

Total COVID-19 test samples resulted(1): 59,549
7-day positivity rate: 3.18% (5 positives/157 total tests)
14-day positivity rate: 5.57% (18 positives/323 total tests)
Total patients admitted to the hospital for inpatient
care who tested positive for COVID-19 (2)(3):
53
Total COVID-19 vaccine doses administered (4): 13,155
Total number of individuals vaccinated (5): 6,734
Data reported as of: 06/02/21 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. The COVID-19 vaccine doses and individuals vaccinated numbers include 12-18-year-olds seen through the Gritman|Moscow Family Medicine adolescent vaccine clinics. We will continue to update information on a regular basis.

Total COVID-19 test samples resulted(1): 59,398
7-day positivity rate: 7.83% (13 positives/166 total tests)
14-day positivity rate: 7.63% (28 positives/367 total tests)
Total patients admitted to the hospital for inpatient
care who tested positive for COVID-19 (2)(3):
52
Total COVID-19 vaccine doses administered (4): 13,126
Total number of individuals vaccinated (5): 6,706
Data reported as of: 05/26/21 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): 59,234
7-day positivity rate: 7.46% (15 positives/201 total tests)
14-day positivity rate: 6.34% (40 positives/631 total tests)
Total patients admitted to the hospital for inpatient
care who tested positive for COVID-19 (2)(3):
49
Total COVID-19 vaccine doses administered (4): 12,864
Total number of individuals vaccinated (5): 6,653
Data reported as of: 05/19/21 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.