As the second phase of expansion begins, there has been a lot of activity around Kootenai Health’s operating rooms and Emergency Department. Construction crews recently finished the demolition of the first stage of operating room construction to make room for three new suites, and demolition is just beginning in the Emergency Department.
During construction, the entrance to the emergency department will be easily accessible and identifiable. Although there is parking on the south side of the hospital, it is important for patients and visitors to remember that it is still a construction zone, we encourage visitors to use the north entrance whenever possible.
Please review this guide to help determine which entrance to use:
Please use the North Entrance if you are:
- A Walk-in (non-emergency)
- EEG Patient (or Visitor)
- Neurology Patient (or Visitor)
- Pulmonary Patient (or Visitor)
- Lab Patient (or Visitor)
- Short Stay Unit Patient (or Visitor)
- Operating Room/Surgery Patient (or Visitor)
- Obstetric Patient (or Visitor)
- After 8 p.m., expectant mothers can enter through the “After Hours” entrance on the North side
Please use the South Entrance (Emergency Department) if you are:
- After-Hour Sleep Study Patient
- MRI Patient
- Imaging Patient
- Heart Center Patient (or Visitor)
- Preoperative Clinic Patient (or Visitor)
- Kootenai Outpatient Surgery Patient (or Visitor)
All patients arriving after 8 p.m. should enter through the Emergency Department.
Thank you for your patience during this transition.