History of Bonner General Health

Infirmary on Barge compressed











Bonner General Health was incorporated in 1949 and had a colorful, if not watery, beginning.


The original hospital was an old infirmary building used at the once active Farragut Naval Training Station, located on the southern tip of Lake Pend Oreille. In 1949, this single-story wooden structure was barged 25 miles up Lake Pend Oreille to its current location.

Even though the hospital was rebuilt decades ago, it still sits on its original site along the banks of Sand Creek.

Additions and Renovations

In 1992, Creekside Health Center was built to provide a unique physicians complex which houses various medical practices as well as a large, well-equipped conference room.

In 1999, the hospital’s 50th birthday, a new addition was completed that houses:

  • Many of the Hospital’s Outpatient Services
  • Rooftop Helipad
  • Private Counseling Rooms
  • Private Treatment Rooms
  • State-of-the-art Surgical Services Center


Building the Future of Healthcare

Construction of our Health Services Building and skywalk in downtown Sandpoint began in 2014, and was completed in the spring of 2015.

We bridged our hospital services with preventative healthcare and outpatient services. With the expansion of our campus, our departments added state-of-the-art equipment and services that patients used to have to go out of town to receive.

While healthcare has drastically changed from the days of the single-story wooden infirmary, the employees at Bonner General Health continue to demonstrate the same warmth and friendliness of that first small-town hospital.