About Us

Gritman Medical Center campus

Independent. Nonprofit. Community Led. Celebrating 125 Years.

Gritman Medical Center is a patient-centered, nonprofit critical access hospital. We serve patients with advanced technology, compassionate service and exceptional care from our growing campus in Moscow and regional network of clinics in Moscow, Potlatch, Kendrick and Troy.

Gritman at a Glance

  • Provides 24-hour emergency and surgical care, comprehensive diagnostic imaging, critical care, family birth services, pediatric care, nutrition counseling, therapy programs and additional services.
  • Operates a same-day, walk-in clinic — Moscow Family Medicine QuickCARE
  • Offers six regional primary care clinics: Moscow Family Medicine Downtown, Moscow Family Medicine Westside, Gritman Internal Medicine in Moscow, and family medicine clinics throughout Latah County.
  • Operates specialty care clinics in Moscow including Gritman Orthopedic Surgeons, Gritman General Surgeons and Gastroenterology and an Interventional Pain Clinic – as well as clinics focusing on podiatry, neurosurgery, sleep and urology.
  • Partners with other regional hospitals to provide oncology, neurology, ENT and audiology services through Palouse Specialty Physicians.
  • Latah County’s largest private employer, more than 700 people support patients and the community as members of the Gritman Family.
  • Providers and staff at our Family Birth Center deliver more than 300 babies each year.
  • Our providers see more than 150,000 patients each year, including more than 10,000 visits to our Emergency Department.
  • Gritman is led by more than 150 physicians and allied health professionals qualified in a wide variety of specialties
  • Uses the latest technology including the Da Vinci Surgical System, Velys Robotic-Assisted Solution, Zeiss Kinevo 900 Neurological Microscope, O-Arm Multidimensional Surgical Imaging System with Navigation and Stealth, Depuy-Synthes, Brevera 3D Stereotactic Biopsy, Olympus 4K Ultra High-Resolution Surgical Video and Novodaq Spy Elite Microvascular Intraoperative Imaging.

Our Mission


Our Mission

To provide extraordinary care to improve the health of the people in our communities.

Our Vision

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Our Vision

To be the leading provider of care in our communities and a recognized model for quality, service excellence and fiscal stewardship.

Our Values


Our Values


Serving Our Community

Meet some of the faces of the Gritman family who are proud to serve communities throughout the region. It is our privilege to provide our patients and their loved ones with exceptional care that’s close to home. Learn more, and join our Gritman Family at gritman.org/careers.

Awards and Honors

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The Joint Commission

Gritman has been ranked as one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the country by The Joint Commission, which recognizes us with its Gold Seal of Approval for Hospital Accreditation. Our laboratory, sleep center and clinics are also nationally accredited.

Kara Besst
Top Female Hospital CEOs to Know

Gritman President and CEO Kara Besst was honored in 2023 as among Becker's Hospital Review's Top Female Hospital CEOs to Know for her commitment to exceptional health care in our community.

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Idaho Statesman’s 2023 Idaho Top 100

Our hospital and clinic network ranked as No. 44 in the Idaho Statesman’s 2023 Idaho Top 100 listing of the top private businesses throughout the state. Gritman moved up four spots in the rankings in 2023 and debuted on the list at No. 48 in 2020.

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Nominate an Employee for the Gritman Way Award

Board of Directors
Gritman’s Board of Directors provides governance and guides us toward a bright future by putting your family’s health first.
Connections Magazine
Read Connections to learn about the ways in which Gritman Medical Center is improving the health of the communities we serve.
As we advance our mission of providing exceptional care, our leadership team is committed to serving.
Our Community Relations and Marketing Team is ready to help with your questions and requests. We look forward to serving you.
When Dr. Charles Gritman first arrived in Moscow in 1893, he began providing dedicated care by horse and buggy to the community.
Community Focus
We are dedicated to providing extraordinary health and wellness services that meet the needs of our community.
We strive to make Gritman the best health care facility for patients to receive care and the providers to practice medicine.
Gritman Foundation
The Gritman Foundation is the philanthropic partner of Gritman Medical Center, helping us fulfill our mission.
Online Clinic
The Gritman Online Clinic helps you check your symptoms, learn about conditions and evaluate treatment options.

Contact Us
To contact our administration team, please give us a call.
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