Bonner General Hospital was incorporated in 1949 and has 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.
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 a spacious, state-of -the-art surgical services center, a rooftop helipad, private treatment and counseling rooms and many of the hospital's outpatient services.
While healthcare has drastically changed from the days of the single-story wooden infirmary, the employees at Bonner General Hospital continue to demonstrate the same warmth and friendliness of that first small-town hospital.