Why we love where we live

Coeur d’Alene is home for many people. Dr. Haynie and his family chose this area as home for a number of reasons; the close proximity to a major airport, a reasonable drive to his home state of Utah, a temple in the area, and he and his family found the area to be beautiful. On the first day of moving to the state his eldest son asked,

“Dad do we really get to live here?” 

Aerial Shot of Coeur d'Alene

A picture from a plane overlooking the beautiful city of Coeur d’Alene as well as Lake Coeur d’Alene and Hayden Lake in the upper portion of the photo. Photo by Bobak Ha’Eri 2009.

Lets ask a few of the other staff members why they have chosen this area and what they love about it.

One of our surgical assistants Caylie has lived in this area for 9 years and what she loves about the area is the sunshine, the beautiful green scenery, and wonderful interactions with the locals.

Our Marketing Director Parker moved to the area roughly 4 months ago from Lewiston. While the area isn’t night and day from Lewiston he has a few things he finds exceptional about the area.

“I love how close we are to the mountains for skiing. This goes without saying but the lake as well is just phenomenal although still very cold. I also am very fond of the many different kinds of people in the area, every day I meet someone from a different state it seems and the stories I hear are always amazing. Long story short I love the people in this town and the surrounding areas.”

Our Billing and Coding Specialist Taylor says that she loves the summers here. She fell in love with the beauty of CDA with the many lakes and mountains.

Our Director of Operations Rayanne has lived in this area her whole life and was born in the Kootenai Hospital.

“I love the outdoors whether it be boating, hiking, swimming, or jet skiing. My biggest passion is horseback riding.”

Our Administrative Lead Ashley has been around this area for her entire life and went to middle school over in Spokane Valley. After that she moved to Montana but returned to the area roughly 5 years ago because she loves it. She can be found hiking Tubbs Hill, Mineral Ridge, and enjoys running the trail from McEuen park to North Idaho College along the water. Like many of us in this town she loves skiing at Schweitzer Mountain and lately has been enjoying the farmers market and “Live after 5” in the beautiful downtown.

If there’s one thing we love as much as the beautiful area we live it’s the amazing stories we are treated with when interacting with our patients. Coeur d’Alene has an amazing history and many of the people here have longstanding and interesting relationships with the city and the surrounding  areas. Next time you’re in our office and one of us strikes up a conversation with you just know that we do it because we truly care and want to get to know you so that we are better equipped to give you the best experience possible.