New Endoscopy Center



Northwest Specialty Hospital Opens a New Endoscopy Center in Post Falls, ID.

POST FALLS, ID. – Northwest Specialty Hospital patients will be treated to a new patient friendly Endoscopy Center. The new Center is located on the east side of the Northwest Specialty Hospital at 1593 E. Polston Ave., Post Falls, ID.

“We are very excited to offer a new five star endoscopy center that’s sole purpose is dedicated to the care of the endoscopy patient. Providing the best possible patient services for our wonderful community is always our top priority.”

says Rick Rasmussen, CEO of Northwest Specialty Hospital.

The 8,650 square foot addition to Northwest Specialty Hospital will have two spacious procedure rooms, one exam room and eight pre-operative and post-anesthesia care unit bays.

The layout of the center is patient friendly and private. Each individual patient is assigned to their own pre/post-operative procedure room where they stay before and after the procedure. Each room has privacy curtains where the patient and one designated family member or guest can rest and relax during the recovery period.

The center also features a number of state-of-the-art amenities:

  • Patient entertainment screens.
  • Streamlined design for infection control.
  • State of the art process flow design specifically to reduce procedure times and improve the comfort of our patients.
  • Private discharge and secured access.
  • Covered parking for convenient patient access.

This is part of a comprehensive endoscopy program designed to improve outcomes. As part of this effort a care coordination guides will be provided to all of our endoscopy patients.

The opening of the Northwest Endoscopy Center commemorates a year-long planning effort by a team of digestive specialists, expert contractors, architects, engineers, operational and clinical personnel solely dedicated to designing a center around the needs of our patients as part of our commitment to put patients first.

Financing for this project was generously provided by Mountain West Bank.

“As a gastrointestinal surgeon, information that can be gathered during an endoscopic evaluation greatly improves surgical planning. It is a luxury to have this new facility readily available to support our surgeons. Northwest Endoscopy Center is complete with the most modern diagnostic and therapeutic equipment available. This technology helps our surgeons gain additional important information prior to, or during surgical treatments. I am very thankful for the support of Northwest Specialty Hospital which has provided facilities and technologies that rival most university teaching institutions. I’m a happy plumber that has a full tool box!”

says John Pennings, MD, FACS, FASMBS.