For over 120 years, Gritman has been caring for patients and their loved ones with compassion and technical expertise. We are dedicated to living the Gritman promise, helping you heal and live well. Everyone in the Gritman family is committed to helping you receive the best care possible. Send a greeting card to a patient.
COVID-19 Visitor Restrictions
UPDATE: July 27, 2020
As the confirmed cases of COVID19 continue to rise in our community, Gritman Medical Center has updated its visitor screening guidelines to align with recommendations from the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention. Prior to entering the building, you will be asked a series of questions in addition to having your temperature checked, and you will be required to provide contact information should contact tracing be necessary in the future. We continue to require everyone entering the hospital to wear a mask at all times and maintain social distancing.
Facemask Requirements: Facemasks are required in our hospital and clinics. Please help us by bringing your own facemask with you. Cloth masks are acceptable. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided to you. All hospital/clinic provided facemasks must be returned prior to departure for sanitizing and reuse.
We understand how important the support of loved ones and friends is to patients during their hospital stay. Our restrictions allow us to do everything we can to protect you, patients and our community. We are encouraging alternative means of communication through cellphones, social media or other mobile devices.
We work closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Public Health-North Idaho Central District, other hospitals and other state and national agencies to develop policies that help to best protect our patients.
This is an evolving situation and Gritman Medical Center will take additional steps to help prevent the spread of infectious disease as necessary. If you have any questions, please contact Chief Nursing Officer Robert Kendrick at 208-883-2220.
Chief Quality Officer Connie Osborn (left) and infection prevention nurse Annette Veneziano help ensure the safety and comfort of patients at Gritman.
Our staff takes cleanliness and infections seriously, and the hospital’s very low infection rate is the result of a committed team working together to provide the best care. Gritman emphasizes hand hygiene, education and training, and we are committed to innovating and investing in the latest technology and tools to ensure the safety of patients and staff.
Have a loved one staying with us at Gritman Medical Center? Our patients appreciate well wishes from friends and family. Use our free, personalized greeting card form to send them some cheer during their stay.
This free service is available for inpatients currently staying at Gritman Medical Center’s main hospital. In order to protect patient privacy, Gritman is unable to confirm if a patient is staying at our hospital or if the message was delivered. The contents of your card will be received by one of our volunteers as they prepare your card for delivery.
Weekend requests will be delivered on the following Monday.