Gritman Medical Center invests in Potlatch with expanded medical clinic

POTLATCH, ID - Many members of the Potlatch community will tell you their town is growing, and the latest example of that growth is the construction of a brand new medical clinic.

Community members and leaders from Gritman Medical Center broke ground on the new Potlatch Family Care site Wednesday night. Gritman already has a medical clinic in Potlatch, but the new building will be about three times the size and wheelchair accessible.

"The two little rooms that we have for exam rooms in our current space is not enough, so we're expanding," said Gritman Medical Center Chief Quality Officer Connie Osborn. "We'll have a total of three exam rooms, plus a procedure room."

"I"m very excited because it's my hometown and it's needed," said Gritman Medical Center Rural Clinic Coordinator Trisha Quiring. "And we have a great provider here that provides wonderful care."

Construction on the new building started Thursday and they hope to finish up in October. Gritman Board of Directors Chair B.J. Swanson said this is about a $750,000 investment for the hospital. She said it's worth it because there's a growing demand for health care in the community.

Potlatch Family Care will offer everything from physicals and checkups to urgent care.