Luke Hopkins, a Physician Assistant, joins Heritage Health's Post-Acute Care team. Luke is passionate about serving senior citizens and providing the best care.
Heritage Health welcomes Mark Smyly, a Physician Assistant, to the Kellogg Clinic. Mark, a Coeur d’Alene native, loves skiing, golf, and spending time with his friends and family.
Heritage Health has hired Eddie Larsen to be its new Chief Operations Officer, who brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the organization. Larsen previously worked as a Chief Operating Officer for Aviva Health in Roseburg, Ore. He also has experience working in information technology for health care organizations. “I am looking forward to getting to know everyone,” said Larsen. “I have appreciated the warm and kind welcome.”
Eddie says he believes in balancing work with fun and laughter. “I don’t want work to be a four-letter word,” he said. “I believe in empowering people. I am not a micromanager. I want to help people grow to be the next generation of leaders at Heritage Health.” He said collaboration and teamwork are core principles and that he looks forward to “contributing” to making Heritage Health a stronger organization. Larsen is currently pursuing a doctorate in Business Administration from William Howard Taft University. He earned a Master of Business Administration from California Coast University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Phoenix.
Eddie has a 16-year-old daughter, and he loves the outdoors, camping, hiking, and reading.
We are excited to welcome Dr. Heather Russell to our dental team!
Amanda is our new registered dietitian!
She will be helping patients out of our Coeur d’Alene Clinic.
“I am incredibly excited to start my journey at Heritage Health because I am passionate about working with patients one on one to meet their nutrition goals and tailoring each person’s plan of care to their individual needs,” says Amanda. “I believe that small, achievable changes can make huge impacts on someone’s path to better health.”
Amanda graduated from the University of Idaho’s Coordinated Program in Dietetics (Go Vandals!) and she has been a dietitian for over eight years.
Her background is working in nutrition support in the home settings, educating and transitioning patients from hospital to home with tube feeding and being part of the care team in skilled nursing facilities and psychiatric facilities.
She is no stranger to the Coeur d’Alene area, having graduated from Lake City High School. After having the opportunity to live in Alaska, Florida, and Idaho, she decided with her husband to make North Idaho their permanent home.
She enjoys spending time with her husband, one-year-old daughter, and labradoodle, or hanging out with friends and family (at an appropriate social distance).
She enjoys experimenting with recipe modifications in cooking and baking, traveling, running/walking/hiking, dancing, watching the Green Bay Packers and generally enjoying everything that the Coeur d’Alene area has to offer.