It is with mixed emotions that I compose this letter to notify you of a change at Hartwig Health, PS. As many of you know, and those of you who may not know, I am a member of the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho and it has been my desire since my journey began into medicine to return home to the Nez Perce Reservation and provide quality care to my tribe. That opportunity has presented itself and I have excitedly accepted to be the Medical Director of the NiMiiPuu Health; NiMiiPuu means the Nez Perce people in our native tongue.

My new employment in Lapwai, ID will begin in early July. I am closing my office but would like you to know of the privilege that you have offered me to be a partner in your healthcare as it has been very special to me. Please know of the honor that it has been to be your family doctor at Hartwig Health.

Please contact your insurance company to see who is CONTRACTED AND ACCEPTING NEW patients for your new health care provider.

I wish you all well and health-filled journey from here forward.

Q’eci yew yew, (Thank you in Nez Perce)

R. Kim Hartwig, MD