Internal 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:
New & Noteworthy
9/21/21 - COVID Protocol for Employees
COVID Protocol for Employees
I hope this helps! Please send any questions my way.
Char Weeda, M.D.
The Patient Assistance team is getting the coat racks up in each clinic, and we are in need of coats, hats, gloves, scarves. If you have some items that were on their way to the Goodwill, consider dropping them off on your clinic's coat rack. Thank you!
External Quick Links
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
You Earned It!
- We were awarded PCMH recognition for yet another year at all four clinic locations (Ponderay, Sandpoint Pediatrics, Bonners Ferry, and Priest River).
- We were awarded the Gold Community Health Center Quality Leader award from HRSA
- And the HRSA Advancing HIT for Quality award
Great job team!
Marketing & Community Relations
As the marketing department updates each brochure, form, handouts etc., we will link the most current version below (see Forms and Downloads). If an existing item is not there, it has not been updated yes. If you are in need of a new form, sign, handout, etc. - please use the submission form below.
Finance / Payroll
Safety & Risk Management
Open Enrollment - 2021
Medicaid and Medicare provide Americans access to quality and affordable health care to live happy, healthy and productive lives. We know it can be confusing at times so below are some important dates we thought you should know when it comes to signing up for Medicaid, Medicare and Your Health Idaho. Please reach out to the KCH Patient Assistance team if you have any questions about your insurance.
Medicaid has NO official “Open Enrollment Period” it is a continuous open enrollment as long as the individual meets income and asset requirements - we screen for this at each appointment.
Medicare DOES have an official "Enrollment Period"
Your Health Idaho DOES have an official “Enrollment Period”.
Important Dates for Your Health Idaho
October Pulse Point
All Hands on Deck
Dr. McCarthy and her nurse Tia are total rockstars! On a week where peds was down providers, Dr. McCarthy and Tia took a whole template while being on call at the hospital. They went above and beyond the call of duty and really took care of our patients! An added bonus, they did it with a cheerful heart and a smile on their faces! We just love our peds team and their willingness to put the patients first!
Raise the Bar
I just wanted to give a HUGE kudos and THANK YOU to Nicole for calling all of the patients on our list of patients that are due for sealants and THANK YOU and Kudos to Hannah for going through the list. The list was long and overwhelming but Hannah went through them to see who needed scheduled and Nicole called them all!
Searched for a Cardiac Rehab Class for pt requesting something close to the Area. Val checked into it and found something close by that would fit his needs and offered for him to call back for further assistance if they were not able to help him and she would research some more
Kudos for the VA nursing team! They were the first ones to complete the IRIS modules as an entire clinic!!!
See the Forest
Every day, Cindy works towards being an effective team leader, and thoughtfully considers our patients' experience with KCH. When patients call in asking about their lab results, not only does Cindy provide them with the results over the phone, she also talks to the patients about the patient portal, and how they can sign-up and use it to check their lab results. Cindy often shares with the patients her own positive experience using a patient portal to check her own results from past providers.
Thank you Cindy for going above and beyond every day for our patients.
Spread a Little Sunshine
I wanted to do a shout out to you about a patient I just got off the phone that Beth saw for an annual on 10/4. The patient was VERY complimentary of Beth. He said, “very personable, thorough, and professional”
To Rosie and Roo, every time I come to Ponderay, you are both so positive and uplifting and create the most wonderful energy around you! Thanks for everything you do!
To Hulda, thank you for being so fun to collaborate with and just being wonderful in general!
Do You Hear What I Hear?
All for One
Sadie, thank you for always getting the task done! I appreciate your hard work and great communication skills. You are a pleasure to work with!
Hulda has been so helpful in Dental. She learns really fast and takes on extra work without hesitation. Its been really nice having her here to help!
Kathy is a super star, going above and beyond for the BF clinic and our patients. The other day, Kathy filled in for another care team, and was able to get A1c readings on three patients who were diabetic and due that day. Thank you Kathy for your hard work and diligence.
Ego, take the "E" off and let it go
Get 'er Done
I'm still learning the process's here at Kaniksu and in the absence of my Charge nurse for the last 2 weeks Tara S. & Noemi T. s have both been an immense help to me to get things accomplished. Huge thanks. So appreciated
Do the Right Thing
Kudos to Cindy for being an accountable leader. You went the extra mile to do the right thing in order to keep your clinic safe. We are so grateful for you! Thank you!
Meghan & Emma
Be Our Guest
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?
Mark Morris High School
What are your hobbies?
Laying on a warm beach by the ocean, dancing, spending time with friends and road trips.
How many siblings do you have?
1 younger sister
How many children do you have?
What is your Birth Month?
What cities have you lived in?
Longview, WA - Phoenix, AZ - Toutle, WA - Idar Oberstein, Germany
Who do you look up to most?
How many pets do you have?
2 dogs and 6 cats
What is your favorite food?
Pasta and bread!
What do you like to listen to?
80’s hair bands, country, southern rock – really ANY kind of music!
What is your favorite book?
The Poetic Edda
So many to choose from! Mama Mia, Practical Magic, Avatar and Forrest Gump
What is your favorite color?
Green and the color of a tropical ocean.
Favorite sports team?
Favorite childhood memory?
Family reunions on my grandparent’s property
Most recent memorable event?
Starting school again
I have never....
been arrested or gone to jail!
Meet the September Who Am I: Ashley Ferrari
The winner of the September contest is: Sammy Pitts
New Team Members
Lorinda McFadden, Front Office Receptionist
Originally, from Lewiston Idaho, Lorinda relocated to the area for her husband’s work. She has been a stay at home mom and has several years of bank teller experience. Lorinda enjoys hiking, boating and camping. You might not be able to guess by looking at her but she got married in Las Vegas!
Forms and Downloads
Human Resources - Employee Orientation
Finance / Payroll
Quality, Safety & Risk