KH . ORG 3 WHAT’S INSIDE Issue 2 | 2021 15 A less known, more common cancer 16 Protect your brain from injury 12 Not throwing away our shot 20 Life-enhancing technology 6 Landing in good hands Follow Us 5 Our vision for the future See how we plan to become one connected team—boldly transforming the health care experience to become a premier medical destination for you. 8 Seven years of cardiac surgery excellence Kootenai Health is the Inland Northwest’s only hospital recognized by Healthgrades for cardiac surgery, treatment of heart attack and valve surgery. 10 Meet our new providers We welcome three to the Kootenai Health team. 18 Care for the whole family From pediatrics to geriatrics, Kootenai Clinic Family Medicine Residency is here for you.