Author Archives: Gritman Community Relations

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 Center. The Moscow teen signed up to help out around the hospital almost as soon she qualified—as a Moscow Middle School eighth-grader. “It’s really given me the tools, in a job setting,” she said. “I’ve […]

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 at Gritman Medical Center. “It’s a good opportunity to showcase our hospital, to get around, to offer them coffee,” she said of the volunteer time she’s put in over the years at posts including the […]

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 care. Such high standards have also been validated by the state of Idaho Time Sensitive Emergency System (TSE), which has granted Gritman Level IV Trauma Certification for the care provided by our Emergency Department. Gritman […]

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 Medical Center to be growing in our ability to provide integrated care for you and the ones you love. The addition of Gritman General Surgeons expands access to gastrointestinal (GI) scopes and surgeries for hernias, […]

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 Bauer has anything to say about it. A Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), Bauer is one of four anesthesia providers at Gritman Medical Center, and one of thee on the team who hold national certification […]

June 3: Gritman Medical Center COVID-19 testing, hospitalization, and vaccination update

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. (1) This number reflects the total cumulative count of all COVID-19 test […]

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 help guide us every day of our lives and we can take them for granted unless they’re not working properly,” he said. The longtime Moscow Podiatrist is bringing his advocacy for preventative foot and ankle […]

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 Medical Center. Equipped with a delivery cart and an iPad, the Moscow hospital’s Lead Hostess delivers patient meals in the Medical/Surgical and Critical Care units, as well as the Family Birth Center. It’s a position […]

May 27: Gritman Medical Center COVID-19 testing, hospitalization, and vaccination update

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 […]

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 response operation has been enshrined by the University of Idaho. Efforts by the hospital and its employees to stage and staff  a mass surveillance testing operation and build a lab that continues to test […]