Benewah Community Hospital Honors Francie Walters

It is an honor she did not seek out. But many will tell you it is one she deserves. The Tamarack Conference Room at Benewah Community Hospital will be dedicated and renamed for longtime nurse Frances “Francie” Walters. The event is from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at the conference room. The ceremony will include a short program and an open house format, allowing the community to gather and visit. Refreshments will be served. Ron Hodge and Dr. […]

It’s a Boy!

Regardless of what happens between Brant Yearout and his brothers, he will always be able to say he came in first in 2016. The fourth boy born to Katie and Ryan Yearout, Brant was born Monday, Jan. 4, at 12:32 p.m., making him the first baby born this year at Benewah Community Hospital. He weighed 7 lbs, 10 oz, was 20 ½ inches long, joins three older brothers; Jaxson, 7, Bryce, 4, and Lane, 2 – and with his January […]


Area communities set Halloween events Benewah Community Hospital kicks off Halloween festivities in St. Maries with its Fright Night celebration Friday, Oct. 30. Candy, treats, hot dogs, games and prizes will be offered free to the public from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the hospital. Harvest Festival at Heyburn Elementary returns Saturday, Oct. 31 from 1 to 4 p.m. The Heyburn PTO has organized the event for the third year, and games and activities include a bouncy house, cake walk, […]

Annual Bake Sale Friday

More than $300,000 worth of equipment and other needs has been donated to Benewah Community Hospital and the St. Maries Family Medicine Clinic through BetterCARE. Carol Humphrey said the success of the organization is due to the support received from the community at its annual fundraisers. The community has the chance to support BetterCARE this Friday, April 3, at the annual Easter Bake Sale, which is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Eagles Lodge parking lot. Those who […]

Jim Broyles accepts job as hospital CEO

After three months working as the acting head administrator of Benewah Community Hospital, the board made it official. “Jim Broyles proved himself capable and talented in his position during the last three months,” Mike LaPlante, the hospital board chair, said. “He had to make some difficult decisions and has handled some tough situations well. Additionally he has brought unity and harmony to the facility, and we are optimistic for the future. We expect good things from him.” Mr. Broyles accepted […]

A Walk Through History

Residents are invited to take a stroll through time and learn about the early days of medicine in Benewah County. A group of seven volunteers, at the request of the board of Benewah Community Hospital, put together a display of more than 150 historical photographs to be unveiled at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. The unveiling is being held in conjunction with the Community Health Fair, which is from 7 to 11 a.m. The display, entitled “A Walk Through History: […]

BCH building earns awards

The investment Benewah Community Hospital made in its building is now winning awards – big awards within the construction industry. One of the construction companies that worked on the BCH project has been recognized for its work. Robins and Morton’s Nashville, Tenn. office won two Excellence in Construction awards from the Associated Builders and Contractors for the work they did on Benewah Community Hospital. Robins and Morton completed the hospital in a joint-venture partnership with Polin and Young of Coeur […]