NEWS & EVENTS. There's always something exciting happening at Northwest Specialty Hospital!
July 25, 2012 - $20,000 Donation to Boys & Girls Club
Northwest Specialty Hospital announced today their commitment to helping our local Boys & Girls Club to teach kids to hope and dream big with their $20,000 dollar donation.
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Northwest Specialty Hospital is pleased to announce the arrival of the new ACUSON S2000 ultrasound system from Siemens Heathcare.
This new system provides unparalleled image quality with state of the art high definition transducers and the highest level of sensitivity on the market. You can be confidant that you will receive the quality of care that you deserve. We are able to provide a wide range of Ultrasound exams including but not limited to the following:
• General and Vascular Abdominal
• Kidneys and Bladder
• Venous Extremities
• Non Vascular Extremities
• Invasive Procedures
• Superficial Structures
December 2011 – Festival of Trees
Northwest Specialty Hospital is a PREMEIR ANGEL sponsor for Kootenai's Festival of Trees. Proceeds this year will help add cardiac services at KMC.
August 2011 - Northwest Specialty Hospital has been named as a "Top Hospital for Patient Experience" by WomenCertified®.
Read below for more information about the award from the Women Certified website:
Rated by women in your community, we have identified the Top Hospitals for Patient Experience! Our goal is to help simplify your choice when it comes to healthcare. Because being treated with the quality of care we expect for ourselves and our families is not only important, it also affect our health, well-being and healing.
Unlike other hospital accolades, WomenCertified spends hundreds of thousands of dollars promoting our list, regardless if a hospital promotes their award independently. Our mission is not driven by profits, but by advocacy to empower women to make smart hospital choices.
WomenCertified – On a Mission
WomenCertified®, the voice of female consumers, is on a mission to give women a
collective voice so we can help each other identify businesses that deserve our loyalty and referrals. We are a trusted referral source for businesses and brands that women in your community would highly recommend.
Being named and recognized as a hospital of choice among women is probably the strongest and most important consumer message in today’s healthcare marketplace. Considering that women account for 85% of all healthcare decisions for her and her family, being a business of choice we trust is smart business. The Top Hospitals for Patient Experience by WomenCertified® is designed to help women make smart healthcare choices by identifying those hospitals that are meeting the unique needs, preferences and high standards set by women.
Our scoring process is unique in that it is the ONLY national list that focuses on female patient satisfaction. Our process begins with scores derived for each hospital in the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) database. The score takes a subset of the questions HCAHPS uses that our research and experience shows are more important to women than to men. We apply weight to each of those questions to adjust for relative importance to arrive at a numerical score. The scoring is totally objective and uniform. The 100 best scores in each of the 4 size categories determine the Award winners.
Our scoring is based on surveys of tens of thousands of women, as well as research conducted in partnership with the Wharton School of Business on what drives the consumer experience for women vs. men. This research led to the development of the Female Consumer Satisfaction Index. Businesses that perform well are awarded the Women's Choice Award. Remember our goal is to empower women, which happens through the sharing of information, and our corporate award recipients fund our programs which include a free consumer advocacy, educational resources, and donations to women’s causes and events.
Ladies, help us celebrate those hospitals who have earned the Women’s Choice award by congratulating them and rewarding them with your business and referrals! Together we will continue to raise the standard of healthcare.
Being recognized as a hospital of choice among women takes the commitment of leadership and staff and ongoing devotion to providing every patient with optimal care. These hospitals will serve as an example to all hospitals while setting new standards of healthcare excellence for women, their families and their community.
Our dining room serves gourmet cuisine for lunch each day, and this same fantastic food is available to in-patients in thier rooms.
Take a look at a few of our dishes below: