In January 1986, Dirne Community Health Centers was incorporated as an Idaho 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Heritage Health, originally named “Dirne Community Health Clinic” was largely conceived through the pioneering efforts of one individual, Lidwina Dirne. Upon personally witnessing the devastating impact that inaccessibility to healthcare had on a single mother with disabilities who could not afford basic medical care for herself or her family, Lidwina mobilized a community-based effort to find solutions.
With year-round shopping, dining, lodging, and outdoor recreation, Kellogg is a great location. This community of 2,500 residents is also home to Silver Mountain Resort, Silver Rapids Indoor Waterpark, many Dave Smith buildings, and The Historic Silver Valley Chamber of Commerce's Visitors Center. Kellogg also has access to fly fishing, off-road vehicle routes, hiking, biking, the Trail of the Coeur d’Alene’s, and the South Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River.
Set amidst the serenity and beauty of Northern Idaho’s wilderness, the Silver Valley is an area rich in history, community-minded residents, and a recreation wonderland. “Silver Valley” refers to the mining communities tucked neatly in the Bitterroot Mountains between Fourth of July Pass just east of Coeur d’Alene, and Lookout Pass on the Idaho/Montana border.