Health & Housing
Kootenai Health, the largest health provider in the region, delivers a comprehensive range of medical services in North Idaho, Eastern Washington, Montana and the Inland Northwest at several facility locations. The main campus, in Coeur d’Alene, includes a 254-bed community-owned hospital, with medical services that include:
- Emergency Services
- Heart Center & Cardiology
- Cancer Services
- Behavioral Health Services
- Women’s & Children’s Services
- Rehabilitation Services
- Kootenai Clinic
Additionally, Kootenai Health recently became the 30th member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, giving local patients access to world-class, leading medical expertise and physician collaboration without having to leave home. Kootenai Health Hospital
The region also has award-winning private hospitals that provide care in specialized fields. Northwest Specialty Hospital delivers state of the art service in various surgery procedures, as well as Family Medicine, Imaging, Oncology, Preventive Care and many others. The Northern Idaho Advanced Care Hospital focuses on long-term acute and critical care for patients recovering from serious illness or injuries.
We know you’ll find north Idaho not only beyond beautiful, but you’ll also find that we’re a terrific location for your business. Our primary focus in this region is the growth of our healthcare industry. Examples of such growth are a brand-new expanded Mayo Clinic affiliated community hospital, partnered with Kootenai Health. By providing outstanding health care, Kootenai Health repeatedly earns regional and national recognition. Patients of all income levels can expect quality healthcare. From low-cost health screenings to free child car seat safety inspections, Kootenai Health regularly demonstrates a commitment to giving back to the local community.
Kootenai Health (KH), a locally-owned, Level III Trauma community hospital, affiliated with the Mayo Clinic, provides the region with a comprehensive range of medical services to patients in north Idaho, eastern Washington, Montana and the Inland Northwest at several facility locations. The main campus is in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and includes an expanded and newly-remodeled 254-bed community-owned hospital and a new state of the art emergency wing. Additional Kootenai Health medical services include: Heart Center and Cardiology, Cancer Services, Orthopedics, Behavioral Health Services, Urgent Care, Women’s and Children’s Services, Rehabilitation Services, and the Kootenai Clinic. Its membership to the Mayo Clinic Care Network, gives local patients access to world-class, leading medical expertise and physician collaboration without having to leave home. (www.kh.org).
The area is also serviced by:
• Northwest Specialty Hospital, a physician-owned hospital, specializing in general surgery, orthopedics, urgent care, women’s care, nephrology, bariatrics, occupational medicine, and many others. (www.northwestspecialtyhospital.com)
• Heritage Health, a community governed non-profit hospital offering comprehensive health services at affordable rates. Heritage Health collaborates with community partners, generous donations and federal grants. (www.myheritagehealth.org)
• North Idaho Advanced Care Hospital, Ernest Health, a long-term acute care hospital for patients recovering from serious illness or injuries. (www.niach.ernesthealth.com)
Coeur d’Alene is a medium-sized city located in the state of Idaho. With a population of 50,285 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Coeur d’Alene is the seventh largest community in Idaho. The whole region (combined CdA/Spokane) is projected to continue its population growth trend, which is one of the highest in the nation. Population projections for the next 5 years is 38,000 for the whole region and 12,000 for the immediate area around CdA.
We are one of the nation’s fastest growing metros, outpacing our surrounding states and the nation in both job and population growth. In the last 10 years, our region has grown x%, with projections of y% in the next ten years. Running your business here means you’ll have access to a highly-skilled workforce of 350,000+ within a 30-40 minute drive, and it’s projected to grow by 38,000 in the next 5 years. Amidst all this growth, you’ll be happy to know that our communities have retained their friendly, ‘home town’ feel, where you can still make a difference in people’s lives.
Workforce in the combined region is 335,000 (within 30-60 minutes of the CdA area) and 68,600 in the immediate CdA area (within a 15-minute commute). Labor growth in the next five years is projected at 24,800 for the region; growing 30,000 the last five years and 6,100 growing to 8,400 in the immediate CdA area.
Educational opportunities in the health industry are exceptional with enrollment at NIC approximately 6,000; Spokane Community College at 6700 -with the latter serving closer to 20,000 students in eastern WA on various training programs. Plus, there is an additional 20,000+ students enrolled at Gonzaga, Whitworth, LCSC (Nursing Program), University of Idaho, Eastern Washington University, WSU and University of WA Medical Programs in Spokane’s satellite campuses. A total of 55,000 students which includes the main campuses in Moscow, Pullman, and Cheney.
New solutions and new approaches are necessary with the complex nature of health care. MAX is a healthcare conference that brings together key decision makers in the healthcare industry. By attending this event, you will see some of the most innovative medical solutions on the market. Innovators can spend minutes providing demonstration to a room full of potential buyers along with gathering information from guest speakers. Last year’s event dinner included key speakers from IBM Watson Health, Inc. and John Hopkins:
• IBM Watson Health, operates a cloud-based data sharing hub that includes clinical, research, and social data from various health sources. It offers its solutions for doctors, researchers, and insurers. The company provides genetic testing services. Additionally, it offers personalized care plans, automated care management workflows, and integrated parent engagements. (https://www.ibm.com/watson/health/)
• Robotic Arm at John Hopkins, Johns Hopkins has received more than $120 million from the US Defense Department to help pay for the development of a robotic arm over the past 10 years. Johnny Matheny is the first person to live with an advanced mind-controlled robotic arm. Last December, researchers from Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab delivered the arm to Matheny at his home in Port Richey, Florida. Aside from the occasional demo, this is the first time the Modular Prosthetic Limb (MPL) has spent significant time out of the lab. (https://qz.com/1194939/the-us-government-just-gave-someone-a-120-million-robotic-arm-to-use-for-a-year/)
So, having read what north Idaho has to offer, please consider relocating or expanding your healthcare business where you will find like-minded individuals/industries willing and able to work alongside one another to continue the growth of such an important industry in our region.
The housing market is strong in Kootenai County and has almost fully recovered from the recent housing slump. Prices are stable; but vary greatly, depending on location and proximity to lake or river frontage. There is good housing stock availability for households making $45,000 to $50,000 a year. For reference, property listings in the area include: 800-1000 square foot older townhouses/condos for ~$150,000 to $200,000; 1200 square foot homes starting at $175,000 and 2200sf for $240,000. Monthly rental units are also reasonably priced from as low as $800/month for a 1BR to $1200/month for 2-3 BR units.