Kootenai Heart Clinics will be closing its Spokane locations by August 31, 2020. It will be maintaining services in Idaho in a move to reduce significant operational losses at its Spokane locations. The closure will affect all three cardiology offices in Spokane as well as outreach
offices in Washington.
Kootenai Heart Clinics will continue to provide comprehensive cardiology services in northern Idaho. This will include Kootenai Heart Clinics main practice location in Coeur d’Alene, cardiothoracic surgery, electrophysiology, advanced heart disease management, and vascular
surgery. It will also continue offering outreach clinics and services in Bonners Ferry, Clarkston, Cottonwood, Grangeville, Kellogg, Lewiston, Moscow, Orofino, Post Falls, Sandpoint, and St. Maries.
“This was a difficult decision,” said Jon Ness, CEO of Kootenai Health, which has owned Kootenai Heart Clinics since 2012. “Kootenai Heart Clinics is one of the largest and most respected cardiology practices in the Northwest due to its outstanding cardiologists and exceptional staff. Given our current practice model, however, we were unable to overcome the financial challenges. I fully anticipate these providers will continue to practice in the community under a different business model.”
Patients of any physicians affected by the move will be able to transition their care to their physician’s new practice or to a different physician accepting new patients. Patients receiving care at any of the Kootenai Heart Clinics Idaho locations will be unaffected by the change.