Ownership

Northwest Specialty Hospital is owned and operated by a team of local physicians with a shared mission of delivering patients superior care at an affordable rate.

Our physicians have invested personally, professionally and financially in your care. They have dedicated their lives to creating a hospital that allows them to practice on their own terms and do what’s best for patients. Instead of dealing with complicated bureaucratic issues of the big-hospital system, our physicians run Northwest Specialty Hospital in a way that allows them to focus on what matters most: delivering excellent patient-centered care.

Cost-Effective Care

As a physician-owned hospital, we emphasize efficiency and avoid wasteful spending, expensive administrative costs, unnecessary tests and services, and other factors that contribute to today’s increasing cost of health care. We pass those cost savings onto our patients through rates that are generally more affordable than community hospitals. This means patients enjoy lower copays and coinsurance at Northwest Specialty Hospital.

Nurse to Patient Ratio

At Northwest Specialty Hospital patient care comes first. In order to provide you the time and attention you deserve we fully staff a team of friendly and attentive medical professionals. Whether you have questions about your medications or just want to order something off our gourmet menu our personalized care means that we have someone on hand to help you. In fact, we offer the highest nurse to patient ratios in the area.

In 2014 Northwest Specialty Hospital was rated a five star hospital by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service for patient satisfaction. Come experience for yourself the excellent care we have to offer here at Northwest Specialty Hospital.

Competitive Pricing

Northwest Specialty Hospital was founded with the belief that everyone deserves excellent care at a reasonable price. Our hospital was created by doctors who share the vision of creating a special hospital where people of all incomes can experience healthcare the way it should be. Individualized attention, gourmet cuisine, clean, spacious rooms with modern amenities and surgical procedures performed by an award winning team of medical professionals.

We offer competitive rates in all of our service lines including family medicine, internal medicine, imaging, occupational medicine, sleep center and urgent care locations. We are also accepted by an overwhelming majority of insurance providers.

If you have questions about your benefits one of our friendly insurance verification experts is available to help you learn more about your coverage. We also have payment specialists who are able to offer a number of credit options to help you find alternative financing because we believe that you should have a choice when it comes to your care.

Low Infection Rates

Preventing infections is important to your care. Health care-associated infection can result in longer hospital stays, long-term disability, increased resistance to antimicrobials and an additional financial burden. They are the most frequent adverse event in health-care delivery worldwide. According to the World Health Organization, 7 out of every 100 patients in developed countries contracts a health care-associated infection. At Northwest Specialty Hospital our infection rate is 1 out of every 200 patients. This is 13 times better than the national average. When you choose Northwest Specialty Hospital for yourself or a loved one you will have the peace of mind knowing that your care is in good hands.

Owners

Northwest Specialty Hospital is proudly owned and operated by physicians. Please see the attached list below for the names of our physician owners and the clinics they operate:

Christopher Dewing

M.D.

I’ve been blessed with great mentors during my medical training, including Dr. Robert Coles, Dr. Tom Huntsman, Dr. Dana Covey, Dr. Matthew...

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Douglas Blaty

D.O.

Dr. Doug Blaty is a fellowship-trained spine surgeon with a special interest in minimally invasive techniques. His approach to spine care is...

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Daniel Blizzard

M.D.

Dr. Daniel J. Blizzard is a fellowship-trained Spine Surgeon specializing in comprehensive spinal surgical care ranging from minimally-invasive and motion-sparing techniques, to...

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Adam Duke

M.D., FACOG

Adam Duke, MD, graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine and completed an OB/GYN residency at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He then...

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Roger Dunteman

M.D.

Dr. Dunteman brings his philosophy of providing specialized care in shoulder, knee and ankle arthroscopy/ reconstruction to his practice at the Northwest...

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Michael Drager

D.P.M.

Michael J. Drager is a Board Certified Surgeon and a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He has...

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Morgan Ford

M.D.

Dr. Ford grew up in a small rural town in central Nebraska. He graduated with honors from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in...

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Jessica Jameson

M.D.

Dr. Jameson received her medical degree from Michigan State University. Upon graduation, she went on to complete her internship at David Grant...

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Roland Kent

M.D.

Dr. Roland S. Kent is a fellowship trained Spine Surgeon. Fellowship training is the highest level of training available for spine surgical...

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Adam Olscamp

M.D.

Dr. Adam Olscamp brings technical expertise and professional and personal passion to his orthopedic surgery practice. When Dr. Olscamp is not busy...

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John Pennings

M.D., FACS, FASMBS

Dr. John Pennings received his MD degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School, which was followed by a general surgery residency...

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Anthony Peters

D.O.

Dr. Anthony Peters is a Board Certified Family Physician who joined Post Falls Family Medicine in 2001 after completing his residency at...

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Cory Richardson

M.D., FACS, FASMBS

Dr. Richardson grew up in Mammoth Lakes, CA. He attended the University of Nevada, Reno where he was a member of the...

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Antoine Sarkis

M.D.

Dr. Sarkis has been in practice in North Idaho since 1997. He has a special interest in the management of benign and...

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Bryan Thompson

D.P.M.

Dr. Bryan Thompson is a leader in the Podiatric field, specializing in all aspect of care involving the foot and ankle. After...

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