Longtime health care leader and local pediatrician, Terence Neff, M.D., was honored by the boards of Kootenai Health and the Kootenai Health Foundation with the Visionary Leadership Award last night, August 11, 2022.
Please read the following excerpt from the Coeur d’Alene Press’ coverage of the event honoring him. The full article is available HERE.
“Dr. Neff has dedicated his career to caring for northern Idaho’s children,” Chris Meyer, chair of the Kootenai Health Foundation board, said in the press release. “He is a thoughtful advocate, fierce defender and respected leader. His work — from his office, to the boardroom, to the state capitol — has significantly contributed to making this a better community for all.”
Neff deflected the credit given him and praised his wife of 35 years, Debbie, who was at his side.
“She supported me and we never would have accomplished all that we did if it had not been for her support,” he said.
Neff also said he was accepting the award for others who worked at Kootenai Health and gave it their all.
“Everybody worked together to make Kootenai Health what it is today,” he said.
Photo left to right: Katie Brodie, Kootenai Health board chair; Dr. Neff; Jon Ness, Kootenai Health CEO. Photo credit: Katrina Walker.