Rhonda Silence

North Shore Health construction will add sleeping quarters for on-call staff

Observant visitors to Sawtooth Mountain Clinic or North Shore Health may have noticed some activity at the blue building to the northeast of the hospital, which was once the Masonic Hall. North Shore Health now owns that building and a new roof has been installed. Work will begin soon on the interior of the building.

At the last meeting of the North Shore Health Hospital Board, Administrator Kimber Wraalstad was given approval to renovate the building to serve as sleeping quarters for medical personnel who are visiting as temporary workers in the emergency room, lab or x-ray departments. The renovation will also provide sleeping quarters for on-call ambulance personnel who live outside the on-call area, which should help alleviate the shortage of people who are able to answer ambulance calls.

WTIP’s Rhonda Silence learns more about the purpose of this renovation from Hospital Administrator Kimber Wraalstad.