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KCH- Ponderay
30410 Hwy. 200
Ponderay, ID 83852

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KANIKSU IS A NON-PROFIT, AWARD-winning Community Health Center that provides team-based healthcare in north Idaho.

The healthcare landscape is a tough one to navigate and a big part of what we do is streamline that process for our patients, making an impact in their lives each and every day. Regardless of how a patient can pay or the severity of their concerns, we help find solutions

Patients consider us their partner in healthcare, over the course of their life and the spectrum of their health needs. From prevention and wellness to medical, dental, and behavioral health. From pediatric to geriatrics, we believe that quality healthcare should be accessible, approachable, and affordable for everyone.

We don't just say it. We prove it. 

  • In 2019 we decreased uncontrolled diabetes from 36 to 16 percent.
  • Our clinical quality ranks us in the top 10% of CHC’s in the country
  • KCH reports the highest level of control in the state for the hypertensive population at 75%
  • We have maintained a Level 3 PCMH status for over 4 years.

But we’re not just invested in our patients – we’re invested in our people. We know that our overall success is a combined effort and we, therefore, strive to provide opportunities for our employees to learn, grow and thrive. If you’re looking for an opportunity to express your passion and show off your experience while helping to shape the future of healthcare in North Idaho, read on.

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Ponderay, ID

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Ponderay is the town just north of Sandpoint. 

The City of Ponderay is the proud gateway to Schweitzer Mountain, a year-round destination resort that boasts 2,900 acres of skiable terrain, 92 trails, open-bowl skiing, three high-speed chairlifts (including Stella, Idaho’s only six-person high-speed lift), plus cross-country skiing trails, a tubing park, and snowmobiling access. In the summer, Schweitzer becomes an outdoor lover’s paradise with more than 40 kilometers of hiking and biking trails to enjoy. Take a ride on the Great Escape Quad chairlift for sweeping views of Lake Pend Oreille and beyond. And don’t forget to check out an array of summer festivals featuring live music and fun activities.

Sandpoint, Idaho

Just 30 miles south of Bonners Ferry, a very easy commute, you will find beautiful Sandpoint.  Located on magnificent 43-mile-long Lake Pend Oreille, surrounded by the Selkirk and Cabinet mountains, and with Schweitzer Mountain ski resort minutes away, Sandpoint is blessed with outstanding natural attractions in all seasons. But it goes deeper than that. The town itself is exceptional, home to a thriving arts community, the historic Panida Theater, a busy events schedule, a plethora of excellent restaurants, fine lodging, and unusual shopping and abundant recreation. In fact, Sandpoint has been named the “Most Beautiful Town in America” by Rand McNally and USA Today.

The word is getting around through national recognition that this is the best small town in the west to live. People move here from around the world to enjoy this four-season playground with a motto to work hard but play harder. While the recreation abounds, the area also appeals to so many due to the unique richness of history, the arts, events, small-town hospitality, and community spirit.

The area has a four-season climate with average highs in the summers of 81.2 degrees and average lows in the winter at 21 degrees. The average precipitation annually is about 33.3 inches with an average snowfall of 87.8 inches. In the summer months, locals can be found enjoying a variety of outdoor activities including a day at the shores of one of our many lakes, a sail across Lake Pend Oreille, horseback riding in the Cabinet or Selkirk Mountains, and more; while the winter season provides ample snow to alpine ski, snowboard, cross country, or telemark at Schweitzer Ski Resort or in the surrounding backcountry.

Bonners Ferry, ID

Bonners Ferry, named Idaho’s “Most Friendly Town” during the Idaho Governor’s Conference on Recreation and Tourism, offers its residents an outstanding quality of life in one of the most beautiful places in the nation. It is a wonderful place to live, work, raise a family, and retire.

Thriving Bonners Ferry has a population of 2,610 and is the county seat for Boundary County, population 10,808.

Aptly named, Boundary County borders Canada to the north, Washington to the west and Montana to the east, and Bonner County, Idaho to the south. Bonners Ferry’s location at the crossroads of Highway 95 and Highway 2 makes it the gateway city for travelers entering Idaho from Canada, via two border crossings at Porthill and Eastport, as well as from Libby and Troy, Montana, to the east.

Bonners Ferry is nestled along the Kootenai River, which flows north up to Canada and forms the Kootenai Valley – one of the richest agricultural areas in the state. The heavily forested Selkirk, Cabinet, and Purcell mountain ranges frame the valley and provide surpassing recreation as well as a significant, sustainable timber industry.


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