Kaniksu Updates & News
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What to do if you are feeling sick or if you were exposed to someone who tested positive for Covid.
Covid Employee Protocol - 1.10.2022
Vaccine mandate approved by US Supreme Court. February 14, Kaniksu goal to be in compliance.
This means that by February 14
We want and need you - please don't hesitate to reach out with questions or concerns.
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March 14, 2022
Meghan Howk has been promoted to the Director of Risk, Safety and Compliance and we all welcome her as the newest member of our Leadership Team. Congratulations Meghan!
Kaniksu Employee Covid Vaccine Mandate In Effect
Employee Covid Vaccine In Effect 1.18.2022 - We need you and want you here - please talk to us about your questions or concerns
1.18.2022 email from Kevin Knepper
US Supreme Court ruled in favor of CMS and reinstated the vaccine mandate that KCH had started to implement in December of last year, but paused until the legal challenges worked their way through the courts.
As the US Supreme Court is the final say on the matter, we must take up the mandate again and finish the work of compliance. As was before proof of compliance is either:
We are working toward a February 14th completion date.
If you have questions or concerns please speak with your Leadership Team member, Meagan Forge and of course you can always contact me.
We need and want you here…this will be ok,
COVID Policy and Exemption Forms
May Pulse Point
All Hands on Deck
Julie Mulbrook is a Queen! She saw that we were short staffed and emptied our scan bar to help us out! The Peds Team is very grateful! Thank you Julie!!!!
Thank you Kayla Calhoun for stepping up and being brave for helping out multiple clinics. It can be challenging at times to switch from one clinic to the other but you have been a Rockstar!!!!! You always help out the teams even when it is not a fun task (aka reschedules). You are such a delight to have around and always hardworking! Once again thank you!
Thank you to the IT team for helping out so quickly when phones/internet was down! You guys are Rockstar's!
Business Ops Team
Christine Villanueva has been a Rockstar up in Bonners Ferry. She took initiative when she saw our front office staff overwhelmed and stepped up to help us with scans, update forms, and greeting patients! Thank you so much and so glad you are apart of the Kaniksu Team! :)
Bonners Ferry Front Office Team
Raise the Bar
See the Forest
With an overly full schedule, Dr. Farnworth took a patient who showed up three hours early for an appointment. Mom had to work and couldn't make the later appointment and Dr. Farnworth accommodated the needs of our patients. The mom was grateful and so were we! Thank you Dr. Farnworth for seeing the forest!
Spread a Little Sunshine
Do You Hear What I Hear?
All for One
Sam McGlothlin, Thank you for helping with the pharmacy! :)
Thank you to the dental team. You're the best!
Thank you Gabby Hendrix and Amanda Rodriguez for that last minute lab draw!
Veronica Ochoa goes above and beyond and is a wonderful manager. She is very patient and is willing to teach us new things. Even when she has left for the day or it's her day off she always makes sure we know we can reach her. I'm very thankful for her. She makes each and every day wonderful.
Ego, take the "E" off and let it go
Get 'er Done
Dr. Meylor - Rockstar!! Not only did she get to the 30 minute club, she is willing to take last minute appointments with an amazing "Get Er Done" attitude!
Peds Front Office
Shout out to Rebecca Rice! You continue to show up in a kind, respectful way and I admire you!
Our Bonners Ferry Nursing Team is amazing. Always kind and friendly to other team members as well as our patients. Happy Nursing Week. You guys Rock!!
Do the Right Thing
Be Our Guest
Thank you Lance Katana for helping me put up my new dry erase board! Also thanks for being so helpful!
How well do you know your team mates? Each month we will highlight a different KCH team member. Make your best guess below and be entered to win a fun prize.
Where did you go to High School?
Harbor Beach High School
What are your hobbies?
How many siblings do you have?
How many children do you have?
What is your Birth Month?
What cities have you lived in?
Detroit, Fayetteville, Wainwright and Fountain
How many pets do you have?
What is your favorite food?
What do you like to listen to?
What is your favorite book?
What is your favorite color?
Favorite sports team?
Most recent memorable event?
Going to Disney with the whole family
I have never....
March's "Who Am I" employee was Nadine Lewis
Congratulations to Deb Dawson for winning!!!
Thanks to everyone who participated!
Dannette Reiter - 7
Kathy Campbell – 6
Collene McCracken - 6
Noemi Taylor - 6
Marissa Montgomery - 4
Gabby Hendrix - 4
Lori Beck - 4
Julie Mulbrook – 3
April Christman - 3
Azrael Launius - 1
Jennifer Olsen - 1
New Team Members
Melissa Allred, Care Manager
Melissa worked for a community health center in Phoenix, AZ for 6 years before taking a travel nurse position at KMC. After working at the hospital, she had the opportunity to work with a home health agency, which she enjoyed. Melissa loved the area so much that she decided to stay. She enjoys camping, hiking, fishing and anything on or around the water. She is excited to get to know everyone and continue the home health aspect of nursing in a clinic setting.
Kara Gee, Certified Medical Assistant
Kara comes to KCH with 30 years experience in healthcare. She is excited to be involved in community health again and to make a difference in our community. She spends her free time hiking, kayaking, jet skiing, paddle boarding, adventuring with her three beloved dogs and sometimes enjoys junk food and brewery sampling:)
Keona Brown, Dental Assistant
Born and raised in Sandpoint, Keona enjoys hiking, hunting, fishing, skiing and being out on the lake. Before joining the Sandpoint dental team, she was working at a coffee stand while completing dental assisting classes. Keona is currently taking dental hygiene classes to further her education. Keona might seem shy when you first meet her, but once you get to know her she will talk your ear off!
Pam Hosking, School Counselor
Originally from Virginia, Pam got married and settled in Concord, California. Pam graduated from Brigham Young University with a BS in Therapeutic Recreation and received her MSR from Indiana University in Recreation Therapy. While her children were in school, she worked as a substitute teacher. Most recently, Pam worked at John Muir Behavioral Health in their expressive arts department. After raising four children, Pam and her husband decided they were ready for a change and relocated to the area in which they vacationed many times, Sandpoint. She loves backpacking, hiking, biking, paddle boarding, skiing, baking and crafts. She is so excited to be partnering with the elementary schools and to be back in the classroom.
Kami Cowley, Front Office Receptionist
Kami is excited to return to Kaniksu after taking time off after having her daughter. You might recognize Kami from front office dental in Ponderay and now you will find her in front office family practice in Sandpoint. Born and raised in Bonners Ferry, Kami loves being a mom and enjoys growing house plants and listening to rap music. Welcome back to the team Kami!!!
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External Quick Links
Note: The links below for "Facilities", "IT" and "Purchasing" should take you to your email to send a help-desk ticket. If they do not work, you can go directly to your email, and send your request to:
Time Clock Plus
Current you Earned It Points (updated monthly)
3/23/22 - You can now trade-in your You Earned it! points for a Kokanee Coffee credit at the Sandpoint clinic. Credits can be "purchased" in $25 increments from Human Resources. A $25 credit will cost 50 You Earned it! points. Please allow up to two weeks to get your credit request processed. You will be notified by HR when your credit is available to use.
Reminder - points are traded in at a 2 point for $1.00 ratio.
Idaho Women's Health
Beacon Education and Learning
Current Safety Documents
Idaho Rx Monitoring
Idaho Web Death Module
Family Med Diagnostic Website
Up To Date
Health Care Directive
Opioid Dose Calculator
Cover My Meds
Health & Welfare Pre Authorization Forms
Non Emergency Medical Transportation
Forms and Downloads
Oral Health Integration