By Kim Anderson Staff members at Kootenai Health take pride in providing exceptional patient care. This includes following nationally recognized best practices for care. It also includes tracking objective quality measures, clinical outcomes and patient experience. Together, these help ensure patients in our community receive the best care possible, close to home. Recently Healthgrades, a national organization that compares information from over 3 million U.S. health care providers, recognized Kootenai Health with three awards for superior clinical outcomes. Kootenai Health’s three awards for 2024 are the America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery Award, Stroke Care Excellence Award and Pulmonary Care Excellence Award. Kootenai Health was the only hospital in Idaho to receive an award for cardiac surgery or stroke. PATIENTS AT KOOTENAI HEALTH Cardiac surgery, stroke care and pulmonary care recognized for excellence As Kootenai Health continues working toward its vision to become a premier medical destination, recognition such as this proves we are well on our way.