Support the program that is most meaningful to you.
Every dollar of your financial gift is designated to a program of care that you may choose and may be that is most meaningful to you. Your support enhances programs and services at Kootenai Health, and in turn, helps patients and their families who benefit from the care they receive. The Kootenai Health Foundation provides flexible support for the hospital’s highest ongoing priorities.
You can designate your gift to a particular program or service listed below when you’re ready to make your donation. These can be made in memory or honor of someone, or simply given to support the important efforts of Kootenai Health. If you’re unsure, you can always select Area of Greatest Need, and your gift will be used where the hospital needs it the most.
Simply designate your gift on the online donation form, or contact us at (208) 625-4438 for additional information.
Behavioral Health Center (Adult and Youth Services)
Kootenai Health specializes in psychiatric and chemical dependency treatment services for individuals of all ages in north Idaho, eastern Washington, Montana and the Inland Northwest in the Behavioral Health program.
Cancer Patient Support Program
Helps provide much needed essentials such as nutritional supplements, food and basic living expenses, prescription and co-pay assistance, emergency medications, and even gas vouchers for Kootenai Clinic Cancer Services patients undergoing cancer treatments. All funds remain locally and benefit area residents seeking care close to home.
The Cancer Services Fund meets an important need in our community by supporting valuable work with cancer related programs at Kootenai Clinic. Kootenai Clinic Cancer Services is the regional cancer treatment center for north Idaho, eastern Washington and western Montana. The Foundation dedicates these funds to cancer prevention, screenings, education, and facility improvements to benefit cancer patients undergoing treatment.
At Kootenai Health, we care for women and children every day. Our “Baby-Friendly” designated birthing center ensures every baby gets the best start in life. Our neonatologists and neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) staff are certified to nurture fragile newborns. Highly qualified staff work in the center’s state-of-the-art facilities to provide comprehensive medical care and rehabilitation to babies. Your gift helps provide a funding source for Women’s and Children’s Services to purchase items that will directly benefit children served by Kootenai Health.
To assist employees of Kootenai Health with continuing education costs as they pursue advanced degrees to enhance patient care and overall clinical excellence. This fund was established specifically by donors to advance excellence for clinical employees at Kootenai Health.
Kootenai Health has the staffing and equipment necessary to provide rapid, life-saving response for a broad spectrum of illnesses and injuries. Kootenai Health’s Emergency Department is one of the busiest in the state of Idaho with nearly 50,000 visits annually.
Kootenai Health is currently undergoing significant expansion projects. As Kootenai has grown its services to care for the patients and families of northern Idaho, patient volumes have grown. Additional space is needed to accommodate this growing number of patients and also make room for improvements to the existing facility. Your gifts will help make us meet the needs of our community.
Family Medicine Residency
As a regional medical education center, Kootenai Health is committed to the development of medical education and clinical research relationships. Kootenai Clinic Family Medicine Coeur d’Alene Residency is a residency program, preparing residents for rural practice by combining a multitude of regional resources to train family physicians to meet the challenges of a growing community in the 21st century.
Kootenai Health’s Heart Services is a service line that encompasses a full spectrum of cardiac services. From treatment to rehabilitation to prevention, patients coming to the center will receive personalized, quality cardiac care, delivered from the heart.
Jack’s Birthday Club
Jack Pierce is an incredible 8-year-old boy with a heart for giving! Caring for others is woven into every part of his life, it’s who he is. Many of Jack’s closest family and friends – surgeons, physicians, and nurses – are employees of Kootenai Health. Instead of presents for his birthday Jack has asked his friends to donate to others in need. He has donated $100 each year to Kootenai Health. Join Jack and continue his spirit of giving by donating $100 each year. This annual gift will be used to address the greatest immediate needs of patients at Kootenai Health.
Rehabilitation Services/McGrane Center
Rehabilitation Services is dedicated to helping patients find the best way back from all types of injuries, illnesses, and acute and chronic conditions. Funds help support the network of rehabilitation programs headquartered in the McGrane Center for Rehabilitation on the Kootenai Health campus.
Kootenai Health’s Injury Prevention program exists to prevent common unintentional injury. Our staff and volunteers help educate parents, children and their families about ways to prevent injury.
Pierce Family Scholarship
The Pierce Family Scholarship, started by Sarah Pierce and her family, assists employees of Kootenai Health with continuing job training and education costs as they further their skills to enhance patient care and overall clinical excellence. Sarah began her career at Kootenai Health and believes this scholarship is a way to honor the employees that are devoted to advancing their careers and Kootenai Health.
Respite Care Program
The respite care program is a community-based program for the respite needs of families and caregivers who are caring for adults with disabilities or seniors (ex. traumatic brain injury, dementia, stroke, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, Alzheimer’s, etc.)
Teen Volunteer Scholarship
The annual Kim Svee Memorial Teen Volunteer Scholarship program is open to Kootenai Health teen volunteers who have a minimum of 200 volunteer hours at Kootenai and who plan to continue their education beyond high school. This scholarship was named to honor Kim Svee, a former volunteer. Each year the Foundation awards scholarship to local teens who have met the requirements and plan to further their education in the medial fields.
Walden House/Outpatient Lodging
This nine-bedroom home provides comfortable lodging for outpatients and their families while receiving treatment at Kootenai Health or the Kootenai Clinic’s Cancer Services. Since it opened in January 1990, the house has served thousands of people from across the United States and beyond.