Experience the physician owned difference.
Northwest Specialty Hospital is owned and operated by a team of local physicians with a shared mission of delivering patients superior care at an affordable rate.
Our physicians have invested personally, professionally and financially in your care. They have dedicated their lives to creating a hospital that allows them to practice on their own terms and do what’s best for patients. Instead of dealing with complicated bureaucratic issues of the big-hospital system, our physicians run Northwest Specialty Hospital in a way that allows them to focus on what matters most: delivering excellent patient-centered care.
Northwest Specialty Hospital is a center of excellence. Consistently performing better than non-physician owned hospitals when it comes to delivering high quality care. According to government data, physician hospitals experience significantly lower mortality rates and complication rates. In fact, patients are three-to-five times more likely to experience complications from anesthesia, infections caused by medical care, at community hospitals than at physician-owned hospitals.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services – Hospital Value Based Program also recognizes physician hospitals as top performers in providing high quality care. The program’s nine (9) of the top ten (10) hospitals are physician-owned.
As a physician-owned hospital, we emphasize efficiency and avoid wasteful spending, expensive administrative costs, unnecessary tests and services, and other factors that contribute to today’s increasing cost of health care. We pass those cost savings onto our patients through rates that are generally more affordable than community hospitals. This means patients enjoy lower copays and coinsurance at Northwest Specialty Hospital.
Nurse to Patient Ratio
Individual attention matters.
At Northwest Specialty Hospital patient care comes first. In order to provide you the time and attention you deserve we fully staff a team of friendly and attentive medical professionals. Whether you have questions about your medications or just want to order something off our gourmet menu our personalized care means that we have someone on hand to help you. In fact, we offer the highest nurse to patient ratios in the area.
In 2014 Northwest Specialty Hospital was rated a five star hospital by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service for patient satisfaction. Come experience for yourself the excellent care we have to offer here at Northwest Specialty Hospital.
You have a choice.
Northwest Specialty Hospital was founded with the belief that everyone deserves excellent care at a reasonable price. Our hospital was created by doctors who share the vision of creating a special hospital where people of all incomes can experience healthcare the way it should be. Individualized attention, gourmet cuisine, clean, spacious rooms with modern amenities and surgical procedures performed by an award winning team of medical professionals.
We offer competitive rates in all of our service lines including family medicine, internal medicine, imaging, occupational medicine, sleep center and urgent care locations. We are also accepted by an overwhelming majority of insurance providers.
If you have questions about your benefits one of our friendly insurance verification experts is available to help you learn more about your coverage. We also have payment specialists who are able to offer a number of credit options to help you find alternative financing because we believe that you should have a choice when it comes to your care.
Award Winning Hospital
We offer award winning care.
Northwest Specialty Hospital has earned numerous awards for patient care, surgical skill and medical care. Most recently, Northwest Specialty Hospital earned a five star rating for patient satisfaction from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This recognition is based on feedback from patients who have experienced our care first hand. As the only hospital in North Idaho, and only one of three in the state to receive this honor, it shows the great pride we take in the care we provide.
The Joint Commission has also awarded Northwest Specialty Hospital it’s golden seal of approval. This recognizes our commitment to meeting the rigorous quality standards set forth by this independent, non-profit organization. The Joint Commission certifies more than 20,500 other healthcare organizations in the United States. Our adherence to the standards set forth by the Joint Commission reflects our commitment to provide the safest, highest quality, best- value healthcare possible.
Additionally, we have been recognized by Women’s Choice. Women’s Choice is a national organization dedicated to identifying businesses that excel in providing a high quality customer service experience. Northwest has also been mentioned by Healthgrades, U.S. News and World Report among many others.
Low Infection Rates
We believe prevention is the best medicine.
Preventing infections is important to your care. Health care-associated infection can result in longer hospital stays, long-term disability, increased resistance to antimicrobials and an additional financial burden. They are the most frequent adverse event in health-care delivery worldwide. According to the World Health Organization, 7 out of every 100 patients in developed countries contracts a health care-associated infection. At Northwest Specialty Hospital our infection rate is 1 out of every 200 patients. This is 13 times better than the national average. When you choose Northwest Specialty Hospital for yourself or a loved one you will have the peace of mind knowing that your care is in good hands.
What comes to your mind when you think of hospital food?
We’re guessing you didn’t say an herb butter rubbed steak and shrimp scampi with homemade apple pie. That is just one of the exquisite offerings composed by our executive chef, Keith Jones. Our five star gourmet cuisine is available to all of our overnight patients and their guests during their stay. For all other patients and guests visiting our facility we offer a specially prepared array of cuisine made fresh daily by our chef and served in our café from 11:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. daily. In addition, we provide complimentary, freshly brewed Starbucks® coffee.