Our Commitment to Building the Future of Patient Care

2022-23 Construction Project Expands Access to Patient Care Services

We are excited about construction starting on a patient care expansion here at Gritman Medical Center that will increase access to services at our downtown medical office building and make it easier for patients to receive their care all in one place.

Our 2022-23 patient care expansion includes expanded, state-of-the-art homes for Palouse Neurology and our Interventional Pain Clinic. It also doubles the space available for both Palouse Oncology and Gritman Infusion Services, including the addition of 12 more infusion bays. Combining these services with other specialty services means many patients will see a “one-stop” experience for cancer care, pain management and neurology services on the Palouse.

Palouse neurology

The future Palouse Neurology space will expand access to patient care for services provided by Dr. Sarita Said-Said and Dr. Kristen Jessen.

Buildout would not be possible without the generous support of our philanthropic partners throughout the region. The entire project is funded entirely by Gritman and our generous philanthropic partners so we can further meet the needs of our community. The seeds of this expansion were planted earlier this year thanks to a $750,000 leadership gift from Beatriz and Edmund O. Schweitzer III toward construction of the Palouse Neurology space.

Portions of the C.L. Gritman Medical Office Building at 803 S. Main St. were intentionally left unfinished when it went online in 2017. Completing that buildout now creates opportunities for additional clinic space in the building.

“This expansion builds on our 125-year record of exceptional care for patients right here in the community,” Gritman President and CEO Kara Besst said. “By bringing like services together and expanding others, we are ensuring more of our patients have easier access to specialty services and fewer will need to travel out of the area for their healing and recovery.”

The construction project, completing buildout of the downtown medical office building that first opened in 2017, will continue through spring 2023 under the management of Sletten Construction with offices in Boise.

Gritman infusion services

Our 2022-23 patient care expansion includes a doubling of space and technology available for Gritman Infusion Services and Palouse Oncology, both located inside our downtown medical office building.

Patient care is at the heart of the expansion:

  • Clinic space totaling about 15,000 square feet across the building’s three floors.
  • Expanded home of Palouse Neurology (First floor).
  • Doubling of infusion and clinical space for Palouse Oncology and Gritman Infusion Services (Second floor).
  • Updated Interventional Pain Clinic space that will serve as a “one-stop” for all pain clinic patients (Third floor).
  • Buildout of clinic space with future provider expansion in mind (first and third floors).
  • Co-location of like services, close to parking, with easier access for patients.

Both Palouse Oncology and Palouse Neurology are part of Palouse Specialty Physicians, a regional health care partnership of Gritman Medical Center, Pullman Regional Hospital and Whitman Hospital and Medical Center in Colfax.

The expanded services join existing Gritman Medical Center departments as well as tenants including CHAS Latah Community Health and the University of Idaho WWAMI Medical Education Program in the building.

We are committed to providing access to compassionate reliable health care. Expanding the specialty services at our downtown medical office building follows through on that commitment.

Learn more about the project, and watch for updates, at gritman.org/future.